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Close of year 2018: More than 1 in 2 (54%) Pakistanis are optimistic about the upcoming year, Pakistanis significantly more hopeful than an average global citizen.


According to a Gallup International Survey conducted by its Pakistani affiliate, Gallup Pakistan, at the start of the year 2019, only 1 in 5 Pakistanis (17%) are pessimistic about the future. Furthermore in terms of global comparison, Pakistan ranks 14th in terms of general hope for next year and 5th in terms of optimism on global peace.


Key Findings about Pakistan
Index Ranking
Hope 14th out of 50 countries
Global Peace 5th out of 50 countries


These interesting findings have emerged out of a 50 country research conducted by Gallup International (founded by the world renowned scholar and pollster Dr. George Gallup in 1947). The study comprised internationally of 48,745 respondents covering different ethnicities, regions, religions, age and gender. The international press release with report can be accessed here. This study has been conducted every year in Pakistan and globally for the past 42 years and is unique in terms of sample size, coverage and longitudinal analysis.