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(2009-2017): 7% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who consider themselves to be conservative (very or somewhat).

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2009 (8 years ago) respondents were asked “Do you consider yourself to be conservative or non-conservative in different aspects of life, i.e. do you follow old traditions or do you adopt new fashions and styles?” Responding to this, 17% said they were very conservative, 33% said somewhat conservative, 31% said neither conservative nor modern, 12% said somewhat modern and 3% said very modern. 4% did not know or wish to respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 15% said they were very conservative, 28% said somewhat conservative, 37% said neither conservative nor modern, 13% said somewhat modern and 4% said very modern. 3% did not know or wish to respond.

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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