Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 54% Pakistanis say leisure is an important part of their life; 45% consider it unimportant.
A nationally representative sample of adult men, from across the four provinces was asked “Please tell us, how important is leisure in your life?” Responding to this, 17% said very important, 37% said somewhat important and 36% said not important. 9% said it was not important at all and 1% did not respond.
A similar survey was conducted in China, where 21% of the respondents considered leisure to be very important whereas 49% said it was somewhat important. 24% said it was not important, 2% said not at all important and 4% did not respond.
In Philippines, 12% said leisure is very important compared to 43% who said it is somewhat important and 33% who opined that it is not important. 12% of the respondents said that leisure was not important at all.
In the United States, 39% considered leisure to be very important, 52% said it was somewhat important while 8% said it was not important. 1% replied leisure was not important at all.