ISLAMABAD: According to a recent survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, 3 in 4 Pakistanis (75%) claim not to read any books at all; only 9% are avid readers.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “How many hours do you spend in a day reading books (course books, religious books, novels, magazines, poetry, etc.)?”
In response, 16% said that they spend an hour in a day reading books, 3% said 2 hours, 2% said 3 hours, 2% said 4 hours, 2% said more than 4 hours, and a staggering 75% said they did not spend any time reading any kind of book.
The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.
The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1,178 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 23 February – 03 March 2019. The error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at the 95% confidence level.