Islamabad, November 7, 2014
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 55% Pakistanis who said they gave a sacrifice on Eid sacrificed cows or oxen; 40% sacrificed goats or sheep.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “If you did get a chance to give a sacrifice on Eid, which animal did you sacrifice?” In response, 55% respondents said they sacrificed cows or oxen, 40% respondents said they sacrificed goats or sheep and 5% named other animals.
This question was also asked from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, 52% respondents sacrificed cows/ox, 45% sacrificed goats/sheep and 5% named others. In 2012, 51% respondents sacrificed cows/ox, 43% sacrificed goats/sheep, 6% named others and 1% did not reply. In 2011, 38% respondents sacrificed cows/ox, 54% sacrificed goats/sheep, 6% named others and 2% did not reply. The Pakistani public’s preference for animals for sacrifice on Eid has remained mostly consistent, except in 2011 when goats/sheep were most popular.
Question: “If you did get a chance to give a sacrifice on Eid, which animal did you sacrifice?”
Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2514 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 13 – October 20, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.