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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Majority Pakistanis are happy about their relations with relatives.

Islamabad, March 12, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 26% Pakistanis said they are extremely happy about their relations with relatives; 43% report being happy.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell us whether you are happy about the following issues or not: Relations with relatives?” In response to this question, 26% respondents said they are extremely happy about their relations with relatives, 43% respondents said they are happy, 27% respondents feel fine about their relations, while 3% are unhappy and 1% are extremely unhappy about their relations with relatives.

This question was also asked in previous years. The percentage of respondents who report feeling extremely happy about their relations was 22% in 2005, before falling to 14% in 2009 and 13% in 2012. The number rose once again and was at 26% in 2015. The percentage of respondents who said they are happy increased from 35% in 2005 to 48% in 2012, before decreasing to 43% in 2015. The percentage of respondents who said they feel fine decreased over the last decade, from 34% in 2005 to 32% in 2012 before falling further to 27% in 2015. Those respondents who report being unhappy have also decreased, from 8% in 2005 to 3% in 2015, while those who report being extremely unhappy has remained consistent at 1%.

Bilal Gilani, Executive Director at Gallup Pakistan, adds that ‘Relations with relatives’ is an important indicator of social cohesion. Findings from the study would be interesting once people’s perception of their relationship with non-relatives is also compared. Increased urbanization and modernizing social trends usually lead to re-modeling of ties with family and non-family. Gallup’s sociologists have been asking this question to better understand effect of modernization among Pakistani populace.         

Question: “Please tell us whether you are happy about the following issues or not: Relations with relatives?”


Source: Gilani Research Foundation Poll (GRF 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 1413 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 2 - February 9, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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