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(2009-2017) 7% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who perceive themselves to be friendly towards their family members; 1 in 5 say they are authoritative in their dealings with other family members.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2009 (8 years ago) respondents were asked “How is your attitude towards your family members?” In response to this question, 20% said authoritative, 49% said friendly, 30% said respectful and 1% did not respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 21% said authoritative, 56% said friendly and 23% said respectful.

According to public opinion, there has been a 1% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who are authoritative towards their family members, a 7% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who are friendly towards their family members and a 7% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who are respectful towards their parents.

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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