According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1998 (19 years ago) respondents in urban Pakistan were asked, “Please tell how much pride do you feel in being a Pakistani?” In response, 73% respondents said a lot of pride, 22% said somewhat pride, 2% they did not feel any pride and 3% said they felt embarrassed.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 60% respondents said a lot of pride, 25% said somewhat pride, 13% they did not feel any pride and 2% said they felt embarrassed.
Over the past 19 years, there has been a 13% decline in the proportion of Pakistanis who feel a lot of pride in their national identity. Meanwhile, the proportion of respondents who do not feel any pride has increased to 13%.
This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audience. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.