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(2009-2017): Nearly half Pakistanis claim to pray 5 times a day during months other than Ramadan, a consistent trend 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 “How many times are you able to pray during months other than Ramadan?” Responding to this, 48% said that they prayed five times a day normally, 9% said they prayed four times a day normally, 12% said they prayed three times a day, 14% said they prayed two times a day, and 6% said they prayed once a day normally, 2% said they did not pray at all normally and 8% did not wish to respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 49% said that they prayed five times a day normally, 9% said they prayed four times a day normally, 14% said they prayed three times a day, 12% said they prayed two times a day, and 5% said they prayed once a day normally. 11% said they did not pray at all normally.

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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