According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2006 (12 years ago) respondents in Pakistan were asked “In your view has the law and order situation in the country improved, deteriorated or is it the same?” In response to this question, 7% said it has improved, 70% said it has deteriorated and 23% said it is the same.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, 35% said it has improved, 27% said that it has deteriorated and 38% said the law and order situation is the same.
Over a period of 12 years, there has been a 28% rise in the proportion of Pakistanis who claimed that the law and order situation has improved. This figure rose to 39% in 2016 after which declined again by 4 points in 2018. Meanwhile, there has been a 43% decline in the proportion of Pakistanis who claim it has deteriorated in the country and 15% rise amongst those who opine it is the same.
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.