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Health-conscious Eaters: Between 2018-2019, over a quarter Pakistanis report dieting often (Gallup & Gilani Pakistan Poll)


Islamabad, June 09, 2020

In a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2018, respondents were asked “How often do you diet?” In response 26% said never, 18% occasionally, 22% said sometimes, 18% said fairly often and 7% said very often.

Comparative Picture: This question was asked again in 2019 to enable a comparison to be made across the years. In 2019, 42% said never, 14% occasionally, 15% said sometimes, 14% said fairly often and 13% said very often.

Trend Analysis: In 2018, 26% Pakistanis reported never dieting / eating less while in 2019 the percentage rose to 42%.

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.