According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1980 (37 years ago) respondents were asked “Suppose these days the economic position of your household is in the middle. What had been the economic position of your household two years ago?” Responding to this, 47% said poor, 27% said middle and 26% said good.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 42% said poor, 25% said middle and 33% said good.
Over a period of 37 years, there has been an increase of 7% in the proportion of Pakistanis who opine that their household economic conditions have regressed over the past two years. On the brighter side, there has also been a decline of 5% in the proportion of Pakistanis who claim that their household economic conditions were poorer than their current conditions.
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.