According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2000 (17 years ago) respondents in Pakistan were asked, “Some people say the number of children born should be few for better parenting and upbringing. Others say that larger the family’s size the better. What is your opinion on this?” In response, 72% respondents said there should be fewer children, 25% said larger the families size the better and 3% did not respond.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 69% respondents said there should be fewer children and 31% said larger the families size the better.
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.