According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1991 (24 years ago), 70% Pakistanis said that the people of China are very trustworthy, 14% said that they are somewhat trustworthy, 2% were indifferent while another 2% said that they are not trustworthy. 1% said that the Chinese are not trustworthy at all and 11% did not respond.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2015 to enable a solid comparison and to observe the trend in public opinion. In 2015, 56% respondents said that they trust the people of China a lot, 26% said that they somewhat trust them, 7% were indifferent and 5% said that they did not trust the Chinese. A further 1% said that they did not trust the Chinese at all and 5% did not respond.
Public opinion has changed over the years with a general decrease in the number of people who claim to have trust on the people of China. Those who said that they trust China a lot decreased by 14% from 1991 to 2015 while those who have somewhat trust increased by 12%. Further, there has been a 5% increase in those who are indifferent as well as a 3% increase in those who do not trust the Chinese at all.
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.