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2008 – 2017, 1 in 3 Pakistanis continue to say that they find no leisure time (Gallup & Gilani Pakistan Poll)

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Islamabad, January 23, 2020

In a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2008, respondents were asked “Do you usually have some leisure time?” In response, 63% said yes and 36% said no.

Comparative Picture: This question was asked again in 2017 to enable a comparison to be made across the years. In 2017, 68% said they have some leisure time and 32% said they don’t have any free time.

Trend Analysis: The percentage of respondents who reported having some free time has gradually increased by 5% whereas the percentage of respondents who reported having no free time has decreased by 4%. Overall almost 7 in 10 respondents report having some free time indicating work-life balance.

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.

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