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Tradition of dowry in Pakistan: 56% Pakistanis believe it is impossible for girls to get married without dowry.

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According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 56% Pakistanis believe it is impossible for girls to get married without dowry.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Do you think it is possible for a girl to get married without dowry or not in today’s era?” In response to this question, 29% said it is possible, while 56% said it is impossible. 15% did not know or did not wish to respond.

Gender Breakdown:

26% males said it is possible for a girl to get married without dowry, while 58% said it is impossible and 16% did not know or did not wish to respond. In contrast, 32% females said it is possible for a girl to get married without dowry, while 53% said it is impossible and 15% did not know or did not wish to respond.

Comparing the two genders, the results show that 6% more females believe it is possible for girls to get married without dowry, while 5% more males think it is impossible.

 

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