Special report: Outlook & attitudes of Pakistan's youth

This survey conducted by JWT reveals what the youth of the nation think and feel.

Young Pakistanis are disillusioned by their country’s leadership, disheartened by the economic outlook and desperate for a radical change, according to a recent in-depth survey on the outlook and attitudes of Pakistan youth conducted by James Walter Thompson (JWT) Pakistan.

Overall anxiety levels


9 out of 10 Pakistani youth we surveyed say they feel very nervous/anxious or at least somewhat nervous/anxious.

Pakistani youth are most anxious about increased unemployment rates, food prices and oil/ gas prices.

Although men are more anxious in the overall picture, women are significantly more anxious about the micro level issues.

General attitude



Agents of change


PTI, with majority youth supporting them in 5 out of 8 cities, has emerged as a real threat to traditional parties


Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2012.


Tahir | 8 years ago | Reply

Its nice to see that IK has become the vital icon for future progress of Pakistan. There is a lot of propaganda going on against him in pakistani media but I believe that the people of Pakistan are not ready to be deceived by PML-N (3rd time in Pakistan & 6th time in Punjab) and by PPP (4th time). May allah bless us with real honest leadership (IK) and the followers.

Danish | 8 years ago | Reply

In my opinion, adopting a socially more responsible attitude by we citizens is more important for social development of this country then waiting for a new leader or messiah to purify the system with his magical wand. The survey does not include that in its options for solution.

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