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Since 2006, Public remains divided over whether females enjoy equal rights in Pakistan or not. (GALLUP & GILANI PAKISTAN POLL)


Islamabad, October 3, 2019

In a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2006, respondents were asked “In your opinion, do women enjoy equal rights as that of men in our country?” In response, 46% said yes, and 44% said no.

Comparative Picture:This question was asked again in 2017 to enable a comparison to be made across the years. In 2017, 48% said yes, and 52% said no

Trend Analysis by gender of respondents: Since 2006, the proportion of male respondents who opined that women enjoy equal rights in Pakistan has remained relatively constant over the years, fluctuating around 50-54% whereas the percentage of female respondents who opined that females enjoy equal rights have decreased to 40% after peaking at 52% in 2013. 

Implications of this finding:Public perception on whether females enjoy equal rights in Pakistan or not remains divided, the fluctuation could be subject to the various socio-economic factors shaping the society in these particular years.

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.