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38% Pakistanis report they have stayed at home and limited their social interactions for over 5 days in the past week

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Islamabad, May 15, 2020

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 38% Pakistanis report they have stayed at home and limited their social interactions for over 5 days in the past week.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women from across the four provinces was asked the following question, “In the past 7 days, for how many days, have you stayed at home all day, without going out at all and without receiving any visitors/guests?” In response to this question, 33% said they have not been socially distant at all, 5% said one day, 7% say two days, 4% say three days, 7% said four days, 6% said five days and the highest 38% claimed they had been socially distant for more than 5 days.

Urban Rural Breakdown: Higher proportion of Pakistanis from urban areas claim to be practicing social distancing

42% of the total respondents from the urban areas said they had been socially distant for more than five days while a lower 35% rural respondents claimed the same.

Provincial Breakdown: Highest proportion of respondents from Punjab claim to have remained socially distant for more than five days, closely followed by Balochistan

45% from Punjab, 43% from Balochistan. 31% from Sindh and only 16% from KP claim they have remained at home and limited their social interactions for more than five days in the past week

Age Breakdown: Respondents over the age of 50 most likely to be obeying social distancing rules

Out of the total respondents claiming to have stayed home for more than 5 days, 33% were under 30 years, 35% were between ages 30 and 39, 42% were between 40 to 49 and the highest 53% were over the age of 50.

Gender Breakdown: Females much more likely than males to be limiting social interactions

45% of female respondents and 31% of male respondents claim they have remained at home and limited social interaction for more than five days in the past week.

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