According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2011 (07 years ago) respondents were asked, “Kindly tell what you think about the performance of NGOs’ whether it was very good, good, satisfactory, bad or very bad?” In response to this question, 4% said it was very good, 13% said it was good leading to a positive approval rating of only 17%, , 31% said it was satisfactory, 21% said it was bad, 17 said it was very bad ,leading to negative rating of 38% while 14% did not know or respond to the question.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, 7% said NGOs’ performance was very good, 24% said it was good leading to a positive approval rating of 31%, 25% said it was satisfactory, 22% said it was bad, 11% said it was very bad leading to negative rating of 33% while 11% did not know or respond to the question.
There has been 14% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who opined that NGOs performance is commendable (very good or good) while 5% decline in the proportion of Pakistanis who think that the performance has been bad (very bad or bad). It should be noted however that even now 1 in 3 Pakistanis have a negative view of NGOs.
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.