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Gender Bias: 7 in 10 married Pakistanis say they would prefer to have a boy if they could only have one child; only 28% married males and 25% married females say they would prefer to have a girl.

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According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 7 in 10 married Pakistanis say they would prefer to have a boy if they could only have one child; only 28% married males and 25% married females say they would prefer to have a girl.

A nationally representative sample of married men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Suppose you could only have one child. Would you prefer it to be a boy or girl?” In response to this question, 71% said they would prefer to have a boy has the only child, 28% said a girl, while 1% did not respond.

Gender Breakdown:

In response to this question, 74% males said they would prefer to have a boy has the only child, 25% said a girl, while 1% did not respond. On the contrary, 68% females said they would prefer to have a boy has the only child, while 25% said a girl.

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