DETERMINANTS OF RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE IN THE YOUTH OF PAKISTAN
This study examines the effect of socio-cultural and demographic factors on religious intolerance in Pakistan. The scale of religious intolerance is determined by the respondents' behaviour, perception, willingness, attitude, experience, and variability in social and demographic background. A survey isconducted in the capital cities of Pakistan's four provinces. A stratified random sampling approach is used. A random sample of 350 respondents from a religious figure, media person, youth, and students from universities, colleges, and madrassas is selected from empirical analysis. 62% of respondents are found to be tolerant religiously. They have a positive attitude andperceptionandare willingtobe religiouslytolerant.However,theyhave moderate levels ofexperience andbehaviourtowards religious tolerance.The 61%respondent believes that dialoguebetweeninterfaithandintra-faithcanbe asource ofsustainable peacein society.The 16.7%,8.7%,and31.3%, respectively,believe that social,cultural,andsectarian factorsareobstaclesinintra- religiousdialogue.