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52pc People Oppose Availability Of Foreign Films, Music In Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: More than half of all Pakistanis (52 per cent) are against the availability of foreign films and music in Pakistan and believe them to be detrimental to the culture as opposed to 31 per cent who support the availability of these international entertainment items, revealed a latest survey announced here on Thursday.
According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International, there is a notable gap between preferences and practices regarding access to foreign music and movies in Pakistan.
Audience research data show that foreign entertainment on TV draws huge audience and similarly foreign, notably Indian, music has vast audience.
Yet when a normative question on preferences is asked, more than half of all Pakistanis (52 per cent) are against the availability of foreign films and music in Pakistan and believe them to be detrimental to the culture as opposed to 31 per cent who support the availability of these international entertainment items whereas 17 per cent others say they do not know.
In the survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked: “Nowadays all kinds of foreign films and music are available in our country. To what extent do you think the availability of these sources of entertainment have a good or a bad impact on the culture?”
Only four per cent perceived the accessibility of foreign films and music to be good and healthy for the culture, 27 per cent believed it to be good to some extent, 25 per cent assumed the availability bad to some extent and 27 per cent were totally against these sources of entertainment and considered them to be harmful for the society and culture while 17 per cent said they do not know.
The findings of the survey reveal no significant difference in opinion of people from across various demographics.
Error margin is estimated to be approximately +2-3 per cent at 95 per cent confidence level.

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