Majority Pakistanis think separation from India was justified: Gallup poll

The poll reflects a noticeable change of views, as the figure has gone up from 3% to 8% only in five years.

Ppi September 12, 2011

ISLAMABAD: An overwhelming majority of Pakistanis believe that separation from India was justified in 1947, revealed a recently released Gilani Poll conducted by Gallup Pakistan.

In a survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked the following question:
Suppose you were an adult voter in 1947, would you have voted in favour or against the establishment of Pakistan?

The results of the poll revealed that 92% Pakistanis believed the separation from India was justified and they would have voted for Pakistan, while only 8% said they would have voted against it, according to the results of the Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan on Monday.

The poll reflects a minor but noticeable change of views on the issue, as the figure has gone up from 3% to 8% only in five years.

Responding to a similar survey in 2006, 97% of Pakistanis said they would have voted for Pakistan and only 3% said that they would have voted against Pakistan.

The study was released by the Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2694 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during August 14 - 20, 2011.



Amer Khan | 10 years ago | Reply

Actually, what has been happening to PK in the last couple of years has basically brought us together, it has also shown us who are our enemies and who are our friends, which i think is good for us. Yes, more and more Pakistanis will think that it was really a blessing is disguise to be out of the Hindu clutches, i am sure if we get the right leadership and environment, we are much more productive then anyone else in the region. Long live Pakistan !!!

islooboy | 10 years ago | Reply

ask any exdelhi wala in lahore a jammu wala in sialkot jalhandri in faisalabad or a bihari in karachi he will say it is justified i am a rahimyarkhan wala

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