According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2010 (7 years ago) respondents in Pakistan were asked, “Compared with this year, in your opinion, will the next year (2011) be better or worse?” In response, 14% said next year will be better, 42% said it will remain the same, 29% said it will be worse and 15% did not know or wish to respond.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 45% said next year will be better, 31% said it will remain the same, 21% said it will be worse and 3% did not know or wish to respond.
The findings are available since 2010 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.