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(2009-2017): 3 out of 5 Pakistanis have never slept without a meal; 35% say otherwise, minor differences observed since 2009.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2009 (8 years ago) respondents were asked  “Have you ever slept without having a meal?” Responding to this, 3% said they often slept without a meal, 10% said sometimes, 22% said rarely, 64% said never.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 5% said they often slept without a meal, 15% said sometimes, 22% said rarely, 58% said never.

The findings are available since 2009 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has fluctuated over the 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.

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