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Religion in Pakistan


PART 1: From the years 2005 to 2010, there was a consistent
decrease in the percentage of people that felt that religion was
highly influential in the every day lives of Pakistanis. It fell from 53%
in 2005 to 24% in 2010. However, interestingly this percentage shot
up again in 2011 to 43%.

PART 2: This section of the survey represents the many and varied
opinions of people regarding several aspects of their religion.
These differences are inevitable considering the multiple
ethnicities and backgrounds present in the country. However, with
regard to strict Hadood Laws, most people are of the opinion that
they should be enforced strictly even with reference to
punishments like amputation, stoning to death etc. (73% were in
favor of their application)

PART 3: If generalized, one would assume from the information in
this part of the report that the people pf Pakistan are comfortable
and even support the propagation of religion by the Government
in several different ways. For example, 72% of the sample
population asked replied that they are in favor pf a separate
category on the ID cards for religion and in another question 73% if
the people asked also felt that the Government can and should
collect Zakat. Even the Shariat bill found 65% support from the
sample population.

PART 4: This part of the report deals with the opinions of people
regarding transmission of religious programs and general
broadcasts during the religious months of Moharram and
Ramadan. 64% of the people felt that only religious programs
should be broadcasted in Moharram, whereas 70% of the people
felt that only religious programs should be broadcasted in the
month of Ramadan.

PART 5: This is reflective of people’s personal and everyday
religious acts such as how much they pray, fast etc. An
overwhelming majority of 73% replied that they regularly say their
Jummah in the mosque.