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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Since 2012 there has been an increase in Pakistanis who report being happy with the law and order situation, however majority are fine or unhappy with it.

Islamabad, March 10, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 12% Pakistanis are extremely happy about the law and order situation; 28% are happy.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell us whether you are happy about the following issues or not: Law and order situation?” In response to this question, 12% respondents said they are extremely happy about the law and order situation, 28% respondents said they are happy, 24% feel fine about it, 25% are unhappy, while 11% are extremely unhappy about the law and order situation.

This question was also asked during previous years. The trend indicates that while there have generally been a high number of respondents who report being unhappy or extremely unhappy about the law and order situation, these numbers are starting to decline in recent years. The percentage of respondents who report being extremely unhappy have fluctuated over the past decade, but decreased from 18% in 2012 to reach its lowest (11%) in 2015. In 2009, the percentage of respondents who were unhappy was highest at 36%. However, since then the number has fallen to 32% in 2012 and 25% in 2015. On the other hand, the number of respondents who report being happy has been steadily increasing since 2009 (17%), to 21% in 2012 and 28% in 2015. While those who report being extremely happy have also increased from just 1% in 2012 to 12% in 2015.  

Question: “Please tell us whether you are happy about the following issues or not: Law and order situation?”


Source: Gilani Research Foundation Poll (GRF Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1413 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 2 - February 9, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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