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Betterment in WAPDA’s performance improves opinions: Over the period of 07 years 18% rise in proportion of Pakistanis who find WAPDA’s performance to be admirable (good or very good), 25% decline in proportion of Pakistanis who think it is bad (very bad, bad).(GALLUP AND GILANI PAKISTAN)

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Islamabad, October 25, 2018

According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2011 (07 years ago) respondents were asked, “I will name some organizations: Kindly tell what you think about the performance of WAPDA whether it was very good, good, satisfactory, bad or very bad?” In response to this question, 1% said it was very good, 3% said it was good leading to positive approval rating of 4%, 13% said it was satisfactory, 24% said was bad, 52% said was very bad leading to a considerable negative rating of 76% while 7% did not know or respond to the question.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, 6% said WAPDA’s performance was very good, 16% said it was good leading to positive approval rating of 22% , 20% said it was satisfactory, 25% said it was bad, 26% said it was very bad leading to negative rating of 51% while 7% did not know or respond to the question.

There has been 18% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who think that WAPDA’s performance has not been good (good, very good) while 25% decline in the proportion of Pakistanis who think that its performance was unsatisfactory (bad or very bad) since 2011.

 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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