Opinion Poll: (78% Pakistanis claim that they are able to pray five times a day in Ramadan: Survey)


ISLAMABAD: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 78% of the respondents claimed that they are able to pray five times a day during Ramadan while 40% said that they are able to pray five times daily in months other than Ramadan.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Some people get the opportunity to pray whereas others don’t.

How many times are you normally able to pray during Ramadan?” In response to this question, 78% of the respondents said that they are able to pray five times, 10% said that they pray four times, 7% said that they pray three times and 2% said that they pray twice daily.

1% said that they are able to pray more than five times while another 1% said that they did not pray any time and 1% did not respond.

Respondents were further asked, “How many times were you able to pray during months other than Ramadan?” 40% of the respondents said five times, 16% said two times, 14% said three times and 11% said four times. 9% said that they don’t pray any time while 7% said that they pray one time and 1% said that they prayed sometimes. 1% of the respondents did not respond.

Question: “Some people get the opportunity to pray whereas others don’t. How many times are you normally able to pray during Ramadan?”

Question: “How many times are you able to pray during months other than Ramadan?” The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1899 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 22 – June 29, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.