Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 27% Pakistanis believe it would be a good thing if work had less importance in our lives; 38% say the opposite.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell me, if the following were to happen, would it be a good thing or a bad thing: Less importance placed on work in our lives.”
Responding to this, 27% said a good thing, 33% said they don’t mind and 38% said it would be a bad thing. 2% did not respond.
A similar survey was conducted in China where 21% said placing less importance on work would be a good thing, 19% said they don’t mind and 54% said it would be a bad thing. 6% did not respond. When the same question was asked in Ghana, 5% said it would be a good thing if work had less importance in our lives, 6% said they did not mind and 89% said it would be a bad thing.
In the United States, 30% it would be a good thing, 35% said they would not mind whereas 33% mentioned it would be a bad thing if work had less importance in life. 2% did not respond.
This study was done as part of the World Values Survey Sixth Wave, conducted apart from Pakistan in 60 other countries.
The study was released recently in Doha where Gallup Pakistan’s Executive Director represented Pakistan.
The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1200 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 30th January – 20th February, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.