Islamabad, May 14, 2014
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 70% Pakistanis are of the opinion that children suffer if a mother works for pay; 29% disagree.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “For the following statement, please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree: When a mother works for pay, the children suffer." Responding to this, 33% said they strongly agreed with the statement, 37% said they agreed and 18% said they disagreed. 11% said they strongly disagreed and 1% did not respond. A similar question was asked in Jordan where 57% said they strongly agreed with the idea that children would suffer if the mother worked for pay, 32% said they agreed while 8% they disagreed and 2% said they strongly disagreed with the statement. 1% did not respond. In China, 6% strongly agreed with the statement, 37% agreed, 43% disagreed and 4% strongly disagreed with the idea. 10% did not respond. When asked in the United States, 4% of the respondents strongly agreed that children suffer when the mother works for pay, 21% agreed and 58% disagreed. 16% strongly disagreed with the idea and 1% did not respond.
Question: “For the following statement, please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree: When a mother works for pay, the children suffer?"
Source: Gallup and Gilani Survey
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
This study was done as part of the World Values Survey Sixth Wave, conducted apart from Pakistan in 60 other countries. The study was released recently in Doha where Gallup Pakistan's Executive Director represented Pakistan. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1200 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 30th January - 20th February, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.