A majority of Pakistani men give a great deal of importance to the education of a prospective wife when making marital decisions, revealed a recent Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan.
In the survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked the following question:
In terms of education, when you select a proposal (for a wife) how much would you prefer for an educated one?
In response to this, 41% of Pakistan’s male population answered the question with "highly prefer" and 42% answered it with "modestly prefer." Only 10% disregarded the importance of education and said that they would be content with an uneducated wife, while 7% did not give a view.
The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1508 men of various age groups in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during September 18 to September 24, 2011.
Error margin is estimated to be approximately + 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.
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