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2016: 3/4th urban Pakistanis report a high degree of trust in fellow citizens. Only 17% say they trust the police, nearly 1 in 2 trust courts.


According to the findings of the World Justice Project Report on The Rule of Law in Pakistan based on a Gallup Pakistan Survey in urban Pakistan, 73% of the respondents reported having a lot or some trust in other people living in Pakistan. Across institutions, Pakistanis have the most trust in the courts (56%), followed by government officers (32%) and the least trust in the police (17%).

Question: “How much trust do you have in the following:”

In Pakistan, the survey was conducted between May and September in 2016 through face-to-face interviews in 2,100 households distributed proportionally across the five urban areas of Faisalabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta.