Islamabad, 28 February 2020
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, most preferred number of children a married couple should have is four.
A representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “In your opinion, how many children should a married couple have?” In response, 1% said one child, 27% said two children, 27% said three children, highest 30% said four children, 10% said five children, 2% said six children and 2% said more than six children while 1% say married couples should have no child.
Out of total rural respondents, a high 31% preferred four children, 29% preferred three children, 22% preferred two children, 3% preferred more than six children while 1% preferred no child. Out of total urban respondents, a high 38% preferred two children, 23% preferred three children, 27% preferred four children, 2% preferred more than six children while 2% preferred no child.