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(2002-2017): Fall in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe financial aid from rich to poor countries should increase; 37% say the present amount is sufficient.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2002 (15 years ago) respondents were asked “Some countries of the world are rich whereas some are poor. In your opinion, should the rich countries give more aid to the poor countries or whatever they are doing is fine?” Responding to this, 79% said it should increase, 19% said the current amount is sufficient. 2% did not know or wish to respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 63% said it should increase and 37% said the current amount is sufficient.

The findings are available since 2002 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has fluctuated over the years.

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.

Question: “Some countries of the world are rich whereas some are poor. In your opinion, should the rich countries give more aid to the poor countries or whatever they are doing is fine?”

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