According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1991 (25 years ago) respondents were asked if they felt that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was spending a lot of time on foreign tours. In response, 24% said that he is spending ‘too much’ time on foreign tours, 16% said that it is ‘too less’ and 41% said that it is ‘just appropriate.’ 19% did not respond.
Comparative Picture: The question was also asked in 2015 to enable a more holistic comparison. In 2015, 51% respondents said that Nawaz Sharif is spending ‘too much’ time on foreign tours, 17% said that it is ‘too less’ and 23% said that it is ‘just appropriate’. 9% did not respond.
Public views regarding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s foreign tours show a different picture in 2015 than in 1991. During this time-span of 25 years, there has been a 27% increase in respondents who feel that the Prime Minister is spending too much time on foreign tours and a 1% increase in those who believe that he spending less time on foreign tours. Likewise, there has been an 18% decrease in respondents who believe that the Prime Minister is spending an appropriate amount of time on foreign tours.
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.