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Public trust in Newspapers and Courts has risen considerably since 1982.

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According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1982 (32 years ago), 84% Pakistanis trusted the Armed Forces; only 21% trusted the Police. 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. Thirty-two years ago, a nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “Please tell us, how much confidence do you have in the following institutions?” Regarding Newspapers, 15% trusted them a lot, 34% trusted them somewhat, 36% trusted them very little, and 15% did not trust them at all. Regarding Police, 8% trusted them a lot, 13% trusted them somewhat, 25% trusted them very little, and 54% did not trust them at all. Regarding Ulema, 42% trusted them a lot, 32% trusted them somewhat, 16% trusted them very little, and 10% did not trust them at all. Regarding Armed Forces, 60% trusted them a lot, 24% trusted them somewhat, 9% trusted them very little, and 7% did not trust them at all. Regarding Courts, 26% trusted them a lot, 29% trusted them somewhat, 25% trusted them very little, and 20% did not trust them at all. Regarding National Assembly, 18% trusted it a lot, 29% trusted it somewhat, 29% trusted it very little, and 24% did not trust it at all.

 

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