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improve the exposure of the students, their knowledge base and  qualification. Their thinking, however, did not differ from the rest.   ¾ The sample of the study was taken from some of the top universities  (mostly private). Yet, the respondents reflected a tendency to see  Pakistan and the Muslim world from the prism of a ‘victim’ which was  being targeted by an ‘unfriendly’ and ‘hostile’ west. This demonstrated  that poverty might not be the driving factor.  ¾ The study also indicates a difference between social attitudes and political  views.    ¾ The political attitudes of the respondents reflected pop Islam also because  religious morality was subsequently not found in their sensitivity towards  poverty. Majority tended to equate poverty with radicalism without  appreciating that their views on political issues were not very different.   ¾ The views of the respondents was no necessarily driven by a deep  understanding of religion or religious morality but a popular division of  the world into that of Islam versus the rest  ¾ There was no difference in opinion on the basis of gender. One of the  parameters used by the study was to see whether opinions were different  in families where the heads were females. About 5% of the sample had  females as family heads versus 92% with male heads. However, there was  nothing observed which differentiated opinions on the bases of gender.     

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