In a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2010, i.e., 8 years ago, respondents were asked, “Suppose if the standard of education and tuition fee is the same; would you like your daughter to study in a co-education school or in a school which is only for girls?” In response to this question, 16% said in a co-education school, 79% preferred an all-girls school, while 5% did not know or did not wish to respond.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a comparison to be made across the years. In 2018, 33% said in a co-education school while 63% preferred an all-girls school. 4% did not know or did not wish to know.
Findings on this question are available from the year 2010 till 2018.
A closer inspection of trends in public opinion suggests that real shift happens between 2013 and 2018, where there is a 12% increase in parents (rises to 33%) who are willing to send females to co-ed schools.
There has been an increase of 17 percentage-points in the proportion of Pakistanis who would send their daughters to co-education schools. Alternatively, there has been a 16 percentage-point decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who would want to send their daughters to an all-girls school.
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.