Survey: (Public trust in performance of Army risen since 2008, except for a slight decline in 2011: Report)


ISLAMABAD: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan in 2013, 78% Pakistanis said they trusted the performance of the Armed Forces; 17% said they did not trust it.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked in 2013, “I will take names of some organizations; kindly tell how much trust you have on the performance of the following organizations?”

Regarding the performance of Armed Forces, 40% respondents said they trust its performance too much, 38% said they trust its performance to an extent, 10% trust it less, while 7% have no trust at all and 5% did not respond.

This question was also asked in previous years. In 2008, trust in the performance of the Armed Forces was lower than in the years that followed.

In 2008, 26% respondents said they trust the performance of the army too much, 44% said they trust it to an extent, 20% said they trust it less, while 7% did not trust it at all and 3% did not respond. Trust ratings rose steadily after 2008 and remained high through 2009 and 2010, before falling slightly in 2011.

In 2011, 35% respondents said they trust the performance of the army too much, 40% said they trust it to an extent, 12% said they trust it less, while 8% did not trust it at all and 5% did not respond. Pakistani public’s trust in the performance of the armed forces has risen again since 2011.

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