Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, a notable majority of Pakistanis (82%) break their fast with dates. A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Normally what do your household members break their fast with?” Responding to this, 82% said dates, 4% said salt, 8% said water, and 5% identified other food items. 1% did not respond.
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 2639 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during July 16, 2013 – July 22, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.