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(2009-2017) 28% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe women are given less respect than the due share of respect according to Islam. GALLUP & GILANI PAKISTAN

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According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2009 (8 years ago) respondents were asked, “Do you think women in our society are given the due share of respect according to Islam, lesser or more than that?” In response to this question, 22% said that women are given more respect in our society, 18% said due share of respect, while 59% said less respect. 1% did not respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 43% said that women are given more respect in our society, 26% said due share of respect, while 31% said less respect.

According to public opinion, there has been a 21% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe women are given more respect than the due share of respect according to Islam, an 8% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe women are given the due share of respect according to Islam and a 28% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe women are given less respect than the due share of respect according to Islam.

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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