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More than 50% of Pakistanis Believe Girl’s Family Should Give Dowry: Survey

More than 50% of Pakistanis who took part in a survey believe that a girl’s family should give dowry when marrying her off. 

The survey, conducted by Pulse Consultants, comprised more than 2,000 respondents. The poll was carried out through computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI).

Results of the Dowry survey. Pulse Consultants/Handout via Geo.tv

When asked if it was necessary to give dowry, 56% of those surveyed responded in the affirmative, whereas 39% said no; 5%, however, said they did not know.

Results of the Dowry survey. Pulse Consultants/Handout via Geo.tv

Almost a third of the respondents — 61% — opined that dowry should be allowed in the Pakistani system but more than a third — 36% — were against it.

Results of the Dowry survey. Pulse Consultants/Handout via Geo.tv

Moreover, when categorised by gender, 59% of the Pakistani men said dowry should be allowed, while 38% commented against it. Among the women, almost three-quarters — or 73% — believed that dowry should be allowed while 24% responded in negative.

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