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Over a period of 8 years, 6% more Pakistanis believe that a husband and wife both should work in order to earn a living.


In a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2009, respondents were asked, “Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Both Husband and Wife should work to earn a living?” In response to this question, 55% agreed to this statement while 45% disagreed to it.

Comparative Picture:The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a comparison to be made across the years. In 2017, 61% said they agreed to the statement while 39% said they did not.

Findings on this question are available from the years 2009 and 2017.

There has been an increase of 6 percentage points in the proportion of Pakistanis who agree with the statement that both husband and wife should work to earn a living.

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.