Islamabad- According to Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 29 percent Pakistanis prefer to stay at home during evenings while 28 percent watch television. A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked: What do you generally do in the evenings? Responding to this, 29 percent said they stay at home, 28 percent said they watch television, 14 percent answered they go out with friends and 14 percent said they take rest. Six percent claimed they engage in a hobby, five percent replied they walk and exercise and one percent said other. Three percent did not respond.
A breakdown between adult men and women revealed varying results. 26 percent of men say they stay at home compared to 32 percent women. 22 percent of the male respondents said they spend their evenings going out with friends compared to only three percent of women. When it came to watching television, 21 percent of male respondents said they watch television in the evening whereas 39 percent of the women said they do the same.
An analysis of the location showed no major disparity as the activities seem to be consistent in both urban and rural areas. The study was released by Gilani Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2605 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country. The error margin was estimated to be approximately two to three percent at 95 percent confidence level.