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Over a period of 18 years, 12% decline in the proportion of Pakistanis who consider boys to be wiser than girls.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2000 (18 years ago) respondents in Pakistan were asked “In your view, amongst boys and girls studying in the same class, who is wiser?” In response, 33% said girls are wiser and 24% said they believe boys are wiser and 31% said they are equally wise and 12% did not give a response.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, 33% said girls are wiser and 12% said they believe boys are wiser and 50% said they are equally wise and 5% did not give a response.

The findings are available since 2000 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has fluctuated over the years.

This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.

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