According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1991 (24 years ago), respondents were asked if they participated in any activities on Pakistan Day. From a selected list of activities, 78% said that they had hoisted Pakistan’s flag at their residence, 43% said that they hoisted the flag from their car/bicycle/motorcycle and 34% said that they took part in a rally.
Comparative Picture: The same question was asked again in 2015 to enable a more holistic comparison. In 2015, 69% Pakistanis said that they hoisted the flag at their residence, 47% said that they hoisted the flag from their car/bicycle/motorcycle, and 15% said that they took part in a rally.
Public response regarding Pakistan Day activities shows that the public claimed to take less part in Pakistan Day activities in 2015 than they claimed to do so in 1991. 9% fewer Pakistanis in 2015 said that they hoisted Pakistan’s flag at their residence and 19% fewer Pakistanis said that they participated in any rally. There has however been a 4% increase over the years in respondents who said that they hoisted Pakistan’s flag from their vehicle.
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.