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Domestic Violence in Pakistan: In 11 years, 5% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe media and social organizations should play a role; 65% continue to believe it is family’s own personal problem.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2005 (11 years ago) respondents were asked, “In your view is domestic violence a family’s personal problem or should media and social organizations be part of it?” In response to this question, 60% said it is family’s own problem, while 30% said media and social organizations should play a role. 10% did not know or did not wish to respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2016 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2016, 65% said it is family’s own problem, while 35% said media and social organizations should play a role.

According to public opinion, there has been a 5% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe domestic violence is family’s own personal problem and a 5% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe media and social organizations should play a role.

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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