ISLAMABAD: A startlingly small number of Pakistanis think the country is headed in the right direction, according to the results of a recent 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:
In your opinion is our country going in the right or wrong direction?
The poll results revealed that only 18% Pakistanis think the country is headed in the right direction. 80% responded by saying that the country is headed in the wrong direction, while 2% did not maintain either view.
Ironically, the percentage that voted “right direction” is even lower in America where in a comparable survey, only 13% believed their country was headed in the right direction. A majority (85%) Americans believed their country is headed in the wrong direction.
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 2,666 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, from September 2 - September 08, 2011.
The error margin is estimated to be approximately + 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.
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