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MOST POPULAR PROFESSION FOR SON IS ARMY OFFICER; IT IS BUSINESSMEN FOR A SON-IN-LAW AND DOCTOR AS A NEIGHBOUR.

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According to a recent survey by Gallup Pakistan, the most popular profession for a son or younger brother is to be army officer. But the preferred profession is somewhat different for the spouse of a daughter or sister. The businessmen tops here. And when it comes to the choice of a neighbour, the top profession is a doctor with a religious leader as the second choice. A national urban sample of more than one thousand statistically selected men and women were asked three separate questions 1- If your son or brother is doing well in his studies what would you like him to choose as a profession upon completing studie? 2- If a girl/lady in your family is to be married, what would be your preference for the profession of her spouse? 3- If there was a vacant house in your neighbourhood, what profession would you like your new neighbour to belong to?

The survey was conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International among a representative sample of more than 1000 men and women in the major urban areas of the country. The sample included a cross section of people belonging to various age, income, education and linguistic backgrounds. The text of this report can also be seen on the internet at: www.gallup.com.pk

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