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Majority (74%) Finds Common Ground; Only 23% Believe Islam and Democracy are at Odds


A recent Gilani poll conducted by Gallup Pakistan shows that more than two thirds (74%) of all Pakistanis believe that democracy is an important tenet of Islam or at least are compatible in some situations. Twenty three percent (23%), however, argue that Islam and democracy have nothing in common with each other.

The recent Gilani poll was conducted in Pakistan by Gallup Pakistan, affiliated with Gallup International Association, among a sample of 2690 men and women from rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during May 2009