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More Than Half Of Pakistanis Believe Society Treats Men Better Than Women: Study


ISLAMABAD: More than half (53 per cent) of people in the country perceive that society treats men better than women while on the other side 26 per cent say that women are treated better than men.
According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey unveiled here on Wednesday, only 17 per cent of respondents believed that both genders are treated equally and four per cent said they do not know.
In the survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked: “In your opinion are men and women treated equally in our country or not?”
One would have expected a gender difference in the response but surprisingly the difference is very small: 51 per cent of men believed that they enjoy an unfair edge in treatment while the comparable figure among women is slightly higher at 54 per cent.
The study was conducted among a sample of 2,755 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country during May 2010. Error margin is estimated to be approximately +2-3 per cent at 95 per cent confidence level.