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1 in 3 Pakistanis opine that people get what they deserve; a trend that has been consistent over the past 5 years.


According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2011 (5 years ago) respondents were asked “Do you agree with the statement that usually people get what they deserve?” In response to this question, 28% said that they agreed with the statement.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2016 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2016, 28% said they agreed with the statement.

The findings are available since 1996 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has changed over the past 20 years. The figures dropped to the lowest within these years to 25% in 2009 and have been on a rise since then.

This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.