According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 90% Pakistanis say work is an important part of their life; 8% consider it unimportant.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, Please tell us, how important is work in your life? Responding to this, 73% said very important, 17% said somewhat important and 5% said not important. 3% said it was not important at all and 2% did not respond. A similar survey was conducted in China, where 38% of the respondents considered work to be very important whereas 42% said it was somewhat important. 13% said it was not important, 3% said not at all important and 4% did not respond. In Philippines, 91% said work is very important compared to 8% who said it is somewhat important and 1% who opined that it is not important. In the United States, 36% considered work to be very important, 44% said it was somewhat important while 13% said it was not important. 7% replied work was not important at all.