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(2010-2016): 19% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe societal evils like bribery can be eliminated from the society; however 36% still believe they cannot be eliminated.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2010 (6 years ago) respondents were asked, “What is your view on the issue that many evils in our society such as bribery have increased so much that they cannot be eliminated?”  In response to this question, 5% said evils such as bribery can be easily eliminated, 73% said they can be eliminated but it is very difficult to do so, 14% said they cannot be eliminated. 8% did not wish to respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2016 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2016, 24% said evils such as bribery can be easily eliminated, 29% said they can be eliminated but it is very difficult to do so, 36% said they cannot be eliminated. 11% did not wish to respond.

The findings are available since 2000 periodically and the graph below shows how the figures have fluctuated over the years.

According to public opinion, over the years there has been a 19% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who believe evils such as bribery can be eliminated, a 44% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who say they can be eliminated however it is very difficult to do so, and a 22% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who say they cannot be eliminated.

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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