Gallup: 28% Pakistanis have lunch, dinner, breakfast from outside home at once a week: Survey

May 20, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan 28% Pakistanis have lunch, dinner, breakfast from outside home at least once or twice a week.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “How many times a week do you have lunch, dinner, breakfast which bought from the market and not cooked at home?” Responding to this, 28% said 1-2 days, 8% said 3-4 days, 1% said 5-6 days, 2% said 7-8 days and 38% said they do not have lunch, dinner, breakfast from outside the home. However, 21% did not give a response.

Interestingly, a comparison between male and female respondents shows that women eat outside the home once or twice a week more often (32%) than men (26%). Comparison between urban and rural localities shows that urban respondents eat out once or twice a week more often (43%) compared to rural respondents (21%).

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 2645 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 29 to May 06, 2013.