Islamabad, 22 January, 2020
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, majority of Pakistanis (70%) are unable to recall the correct Islamic date.
A representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Can you tell the Islamic date for today?” In response, only 30% were able to give the correct answer, 40% gave the incorrect answer while another 30% claimed not knowing the Islamic date.
Urban Rural Divide:
Out of the total rural respondents, 29% were able to give the correct answer for the Islamic date, 45% gave the incorrect answer and 25% say they did not know the answer. 1% did not respond.
Out of the total respondents belonging to urban areas of Pakistan, 31% gave the correct answers, 29% gave an incorrect answer while a higher 39% say they did not know the answer. 1% did not respond.