44% Pakistanis are dissatisfied with the current situation in Pakistan, Poll


Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 44% Pakistanis are dissatisfied with the current situation in Pakistan. Satisfaction is highest in KPK (57%) and lowest in Balochistan (8%).

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “Please tell me, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the current situation in Pakistan?” Responding to this, 8% said they are completely satisfied, 21% say they are somewhat satisfied and 20% said they are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.

23% said they are somewhat dissatisfied and 21% replied they are completely dissatisfied. 7% did not respond.

A provincial breakdown reveals that 6% of respondents from Punjab say they are completely satisfied, 21% say they are somewhat satisfied and 21% said they are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.

16% said they are somewhat dissatisfied and 9% replied they are completely dissatisfied. For Sindh, 7% of the respondents say they are completely satisfied, 19% say they are somewhat satisfied and 17% said they are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.

38% said they are somewhat dissatisfied and 1% replied they are completely dissatisfied. With regards to KPK, 22% of the respondents say they are completely satisfied, 35% say they are somewhat satisfied and 17% said they are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.

12% said they are somewhat dissatisfied and 8% replied they are completely dissatisfied. In Balochistan, 1% of the respondents say they are completely satisfied, 7% say they are somewhat satisfied and 33% said they are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. 18% said they are somewhat dissatisfied and none of the respondents mentioned complete dissatisfaction with the situation.

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 2542 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Mar 10, 2014 – Mar 17, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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