According to a Gallup survey released on Thursday, 77% of Pakistanis surveyed have no confidence in the the government of Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and as many as 88% still trust the military.
The report that was prepared between September and October of 2012, also noted that the support of the Obama administration had gone down to 92% from 73% in May 2011.
The report noted that Obama's approval ratings began to slip after the infamous US raid on the Abbottabad hideout of Osama Bin Laden and the increased drone attacks in the tribal areas, since that raid.
The report noted that many Pakistanis considered these two American policy initiatives as a violation of Pakistani national sovereignty.
The report further mentioned that due to increasing tensions between Pakistan and the US, 55% of the surveyed Pakistanis said that they believed that interactions between Islam, Muslims and the western world was a major threat to their religion and the country.
The report also clarifies that voting trends tended to be much similar between older and younger Pakistanis. A majority of 53% of the surveyed older Pakistanis, said that they disapproved of the growing interactions between Islam and the Western world and 57% of the young Pakistanis surveyed expressed the same opinion.
However, 39% of the overall surveyed believed that better interactions would be beneficial.
"Nearly half of the Pakistani population (49%) is between the ages of 15 and 29. The largely anti-Western sentiment among these young Pakistanis suggests that, even as this sizable group ages and begins to have a larger role in Pakistani governance, relations between the US and Pakistan may continue to be fraught with challenges," the report said.
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@Khan Bhai: "The lack of confidence in government is because of their collusion with American politicians against the wishes of people of Pakistan" . Could it have something to do with the government not caring a flying fig for the people?
The lack of confidence in government is because of their collusion with American politicians against the wishes of people of Pakistan.
love Pak military
No wonder the state of our country is a sorry one. If the people have no confidence in themselves and want army to run them, that is what they will get. The people have to learn to assume responsibilities.
@Diggvijay Singh: There is nothing wrong as the survey depicts the graph of decreasing support which is correctly stated with an increasing trend from 73 to 92 pc and conversely it can be deduced that support to Obama administration in Pakistan has reduced from 27 pc to 8pc during one and a half year period. You have to learn mathematics quickly as in a few months time the surveys of forth-coming general elections in which survey polls which might depict of increased percentage in loss of popularity of the UPA led Congress govt.
love Pak military
Pakistanis have not experienced what Paki army is capable of. This the same army that killed 3 million people in East Pakistan. This army makes Baluchis and journalists disappear.
If Shia Sunni riots flare, guess what army is going to do.
Where are you " democracy Loving people ".....? Because poor people have realized that people who comes to power through vote forgets them as soon as they become MPs.....
CHINA has provee to the world that it is not form of govt that brings prosperity to its people but performance and governance......that is the reason that developer Western Countries and USA who were crítica of CHINA policies in system of govt, human right violations etc' have stopped criticizing CHINA on introducing " democracy etc "...
Let us out source Pakistán to China if we want to prosper.....but people will not agree because it will effect their loot and plunder in the ñame of democracy....
@Diggvijay Singh How can it go ‘down’ to 92% from 73%?
The same way that Pakistan won all four wars against India
How can it go 'down' to 92% from 73%?