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Over the past 6 years, 19% rise in the proportion of Pakistanis who claim to not be tolerant at all in their personal lives. Near one third (31%) still claim to be very tolerant.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2012 (6 years ago) respondents in Pakistan were asked “How tolerant are you in your personal life?” In response to this question, 45% said very much, 47% said somewhat and 7% said not at all.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, 31% said very much, 43% said somewhat and 26% said not at all.

Over a period of 6 years, there has been a 14% decline in the proportion of Pakistanis who claim to be very tolerant in their personal lives, 4% decline who claim to be somewhat tolerant and 19% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who say they are not tolerant at all in their personal lives.

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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