Islamabad, February 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, majority of urban Pakistanis say they are dissatisfied with how democracy works in Pakistan. Dissatisfaction is lower in rural areas where only a minority is dissatisfied.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “How satisfied are you with the way democracy is working in Pakistan – very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied or not at all satisfied?” In response to this question, 18% said very satisfied, 36% said somewhat satisfied, 31% said not too satisfied and 14% said not satisfied at all. 1% did not know or wish to respond.

In urban areas, 8% said very satisfied, 36% said somewhat satisfied, 37% said not too satisfied and 16% said not satisfied at all.3% did not know or wish to respond.In rural areas, 22% said very satisfied, 36% said somewhat satisfied, 29% said not too satisfied and 12% said not satisfied at all. 1% did not know or wish to respond. Comparing the two regions, 14% more rural than urban Pakistanis are satisfied with the way democracy is working in Pakistan.

Question: “How satisfied are you with the way democracy is working in Pakistan – very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied or not at all satisfied?”

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1719 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, January 21 – January 27, 2018. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

For more information, contact:
Group Manager
Gilani Research Foundation
Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-2655630
E-mail: fatima.idrees@gilanifoundation.com