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An equal proportion of Pakistanis (34%) take advice from the head of a mosque or a religious leader regarding religious issues; amongst women the highest proportion consult the head of their household

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Islamabad, 27 January, 2020

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, an equal 34% take advice from the head of a mosque or a religious leader regarding religious issues; amongst women the highest proportion consult the head of their household.

A representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Whose advice do you take when it comes to religious issues?” In response, 13% claimed they take their own advice on religious issues, an equal 34% each said they take advice from the head of a mosque or religious leader while 17% said they take advice from the head of their household. 1% chose other options while only 1% said they did not know/did not wish to respond.

Gender Breakdown:

Among male respondents, 14% said they take their own advice, 38% said they take advice from the head of the mosque, 36% said they consult a religious leader and 11% said they take advice from the head of their household. Only 1% chose some other option.

Out of the total females that responded, a lower 9% said they take their own advice, 25% said they take advice from the head of the mosque, 31% said they consult a religious leader and a much higher 31% said they take advice from the head of their household. Only 1% chose some other option while 3% did not know/did not respond.

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