According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2010 (08 years ago) respondents were asked, “Some people are of the opinion that eunuchs are not viewed as respectable in our society, while some think that is not the case. What is your opinion on this?” In response to this question, 68% said they are not viewed with respect, 24% said that is not that case while 8% did not know or respond to the question.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, 55% said they are not viewed with respect, 37% said that they are viewed with respect while 8% did not know or respond to the question.
The findings are available since 2010 periodically and the graph below shows how the figures have fluctuated over the years.
According to public opinion, there has been 13% rise in the proportion of Pakistanis who think that generally eunuchs are treated with respect in Pakistan over the past 8 years.
This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.