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Over a period of 9 years, 6% rise in the proportion of Pakistanis who say that education is more important than experience for running the government. 22% continue to opine otherwise.


According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2009 (9 years ago) respondents in Pakistan were asked “In your opinion, what is more important for running the government, to be educated or to be experienced?” In response, 34% said to be educated, 17% said to be experienced, 48% said both side by side and 1% did not give a response.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, 40% said to be educated, 22% said to be experienced, 34% said both side by side and 4% did not give a response.

The findings are available since 2009 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has fluctuated over the years.

This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project whch aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.