According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2005 (12 years ago) respondents were asked “In your opinion, has the habit of helping and supporting poor in public increased, decreased or has there been no difference?” Responding to this, 25% said the habit of helping and supporting the poor was increasing, 44% said it was decreasing and 31% it was the same.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 31% said the habit was increasing, 38% said it was decreasing and 31% it was the same.
The findings are available since 2005 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.