Ghee (47%) and cooking oil (51%) are equally popular to use for cooking, Poll

May 21, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, Ghee (47%) and cooking oil (51%) are equally popular to use for cooking.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “What do you usually use for cooking, ghee or cooking oil?” Responding to this, 51% said oil and 47% said ghee. However, 2% did not give a response.

A comparison between rural and urban localities shows that urban respondents are more likely to use oil (61%) as opposed to rural respondents (47%).

Respondents from Sindh said they use oil more (77%), followed by Balochistan (47%), Punjab (44%) and KPK (43%). This question was also asked in a Gallup Pakistan survey in 2009, where the results showed that 45% of Pakistanis use ghee and 19% use cooking oil. 33% said they use both.

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, 2013 – May 06, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.