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Thursday, May 15, 2014

72% Pakistanis opine that men make better political leaders than women. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

Islamabad, May 15, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 72% Pakistanis opine that men make better political leaders than women. 

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: On the whole, men make better political leaders than women do." Responding to this, 43% said they strongly agreed with the statement, 29% said they agreed and 18% said they disagreed. 7% said they strongly disagreed and 3% did not respond.

A similar question was asked in Russia where 20% said they strongly agreed with the idea that men make better political leaders than women, 37% said they agreed while 32 they disagreed and 7% said they strongly disagreed with the statement. 4% did not respond. In China, 8% strongly agreed with the statement, 40% agreed, 38% disagreed and 5% strongly disagreed with the idea. 9% did not respond. When asked in the United States, 3% of the respondents strongly agreed that men make better political leaders, 16% agreed and 54% disagreed. 25% strongly disagreed with the idea and 2% did not respond.



Question:For the following statement, please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree: On the whole, men make better political leaders than women do."

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.

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