According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 55% Pakistanis who said they gave a sacrifice on Eid sacrificed cows or oxen; 40% sacrificed goats or sheep.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, If you did get a chance to give a sacrifice on Eid, which animal did you sacrifice? In response, 55% respondents said they sacrificed cows or oxen, 40% respondents said they sacrificed goats or sheep and 5% named other animals.
This question was also asked from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, 52% respondents sacrificed cows/ox, 45% sacrificed goats/sheep and 5% named others. In 2012, 51% respondents sacrificed cows/ox, 43% sacrificed goats/sheep, 6% named others and 1% did not reply. In 2011, 38% respondents sacrificed cows/ox, 54% sacrificed goats/sheep, 6% named others and 2% did not reply. The Pakistani public’s preference for animals for sacrifice on Eid has remained mostly consistent, except in 2011 when goats/sheep were most popular.