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Mood during lockdown: 29% Pakistanis felt happy in the past 7 days; a quarter (24%) expressed boredom. Greater proportion of females than males reported stress (20%)(Gallup & Gilani Pakistan Weekly Coronavirus Perception Tracker)

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Islamabad, May 14, 2020

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 29% Pakistanis felt happy in the past 7 days; a quarter (24%) expressed boredom.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women from across the four provinces was asked the following question, “Which of the following best describes your feelings the most in the past 7 days?” In response to this question, 29% said they felt happiness,  24% felt boredom, 21% experienced sadness, 17% were stressed and 7% felt that anger best described their feelings in the past 7 days while 2% said they felt loneliness the most.

Gender Breakdown: Highest level of happiness was reported among males
34% males said they felt happiness as compared to 24% females. 13% males and 20% females reported feeling stressed. Similar proportion reported feeling boredom, sadness, anger and loneliness.

Age Breakdown: Highest proportion of young people report being happy while those in the 40-49 age cohort reported highest stress

Urban Rural Breakdown: Rural respondents reported highest level of sadness, higher stress levels while ranking lower than urban areas in feelings of lower boredom and anger

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