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(1996-2016)Majority population continues to support foreign direct invest (FDI) in Pakistan.

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According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1996 (20 years ago) respondents were asked if they supported foreign direct investment or were against it. To this, 62% said that they were in favor of it, while 34% said that they were against it. 4% did not know or did not wish to respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2016 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2016, 63% said that they were in favor of foreign direct investment while 36% did not favor it. 1% did not know or did not wish to respond.

According to public opinion, there has been only a 1% increase in the proportion of people in favor of foreign direct investment. There has also been a 2% increase in the proportion of people who are against foreign direct and a corresponding 3% fall in the proportion of people who did not respond.

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.

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