According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2012 (6 years ago) respondents in Pakistan were asked “Do you think tolerance levels in the people of Pakistan have increased, decreased or remained the same?” In response to this question, 52% said tolerance has decreased, 26% said it has increased and 22% said it has remained the same.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, 41% said tolerance has decreased, 28% said it has increased and 31% said it has remained the same.
Over the past 6 years, there has been an 11% decline in the proportion of Pakistanis who claim that tolerance among Pakistanis has decreased and 2% rise in the proportion of Pakistanis who say it has increased.
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.