According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1999 (18 years ago) respondents were asked “What is the most troubling problem in your personal life at the moment?” Responding to this 57% said financial issues were their biggest problem, 19% said family matters, 7% claimed that they do not have any problem at all. 17% did not know or wish to respond.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 55% said financial issues were their biggest problem, 21% said family matters, 15% listed security problems or threats to life and property and 9% claimed that they do not have any problem at all.
The findings are available since 1999 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has remained rather consistent on the matter.
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.