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56% Pakistanis reported praying 5 times a day during Ramadan; more men reported not praying at all than women and significantly more women reported praying 5 times a day than men: Survey

Islamabad, July 11, 2019 (PPI-OT): According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, more than half Pakistanis (56%) reported praying 5 times a day during Ramadan; more men reported not praying at all than women and significantly more women reported praying 5 times a day than men.

 

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Approximately how many times do you get a chance to offer your prayers in a day during Ramadan?” In response, 5% said once, 8% said twice, 16% said three times, 10% said four times, 55% said five times, 1% said more than five times and 5% said none.

 

Male-Female Breakdown: Of males, 8% said once, 8% said twice, 20% said three times, 8% said four times, 49% said five times, 1% said more than five times and 6% said none. Of females, 1% said once, 8% said twice, 10% said three times, 13% said four times, 66% said five times, 2% said more than five times and 1% said none.

 

Are women more religious?

 

A significantly greater percentage of women (65%) reported praying five times a day than men (49%). Additionally, more men (6%) reported not praying at all than women (only 1%).

 

Question: “Approximately how many times do you get a chance to offer your prayers in a day during Ramadan?”

 

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1,386 men and women in urban and rural areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 15 – June 24, 2019. The error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 percent at the 95% confidence level.

 

For more information, contact:

Group Manager,

Gilani Research Foundation

Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92-51-2655630

E-mail: fatima.idrees@gilanifoundation.com

Website: http://www.gilanifoundation.com/