Islamabad, May 21, 2014
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 42% Pakistanis believe high economic growth should be the country’s aim for the next ten years; 37% say strong defense forces should be a priority.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “People sometimes talk about what the aims of this country should be for the next ten years. Would you please say which one of these you, yourself, consider the most important?” Responding to this, 42% said Pakistan’s aim should a high level of economic growth, 37% said strong defense forces and 14% said people should have a greater say. 5% of the respondents mentioned that the aim of Pakistan should be to make cities and countryside more beautiful and 2% did not respond. A similar survey was conducted in other countries including China, United States and Morocco, where 47%, 68% and 54% of the respondents, respectively, prioritized high level of economic growth over other aims.
Question: “People sometimes talk about what the aims of this country should be for the next ten years. Would you please say which one of these you, yourself, consider the most important?”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Survey
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
This study was done as part of the World Values Survey Sixth Wave, conducted apart from Pakistan in 60 other countries. The study was released recently in Doha where Gallup Pakistan's Executive Director represented Pakistan. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1200 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 30th January - 20th February, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.