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Over a period of 17 years, nearly 2/3rd Pakistanis hold politicians to be responsible for the problems faced by Pakistan.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2000 (17 years ago) respondents were asked “Who do you consider to be most responsible for the problems faced by Pakistan?” In response to this question, 59% said politicians are responsible for the problems faced by Pakistan, 10% said army, 22% said bureaucrats and 9% did not know or wish to respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 63% said politicians are responsible for the problems faced by Pakistan, 15% said army and 22% said bureaucrats.

The findings are available since 2000 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has fluctuated over the past 17 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.

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