Surveys 48% of Pakistanis have 3 meals a day, Poll

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 48% of Pakistanis have 3 meals a day.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “How many times do you eat in a day” Responding to this, 48% said thrice, 43% said twice, 8% said once and 1% said more than three times a day.

A comparison between rural and urban localities shows that more urban respondents eat three meals a day 56% compared with rural respondents 44%. Similarly, more women 53% eat three times a day compared with men 43%.

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 2661 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 10, 2013 – June 17, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 23 per cent at 95% confidence level.