Pakistan: State of the nation

Exclusive Al Jazeera opinion poll in Pakistan reveals most resent US 'interference'.

    Military Operation Drone Attacks Dialogue vs Offensive President Zardari Pakistan Peoples Party 'Best' leader Taliban threat vs US, India

    An exclusive Al Jazeera survey of public opinion in Pakistan has revealed widespread disenchantment with the United States for interfering with what most people consider internal Pakistani affairs.

    Gallup Pakistan, an affiliate of the Gallup International polling group, carried out the survey.

    The field work was done among more than 2,500 men and women across the rural and urban areas of all four provinces of Pakistan on July 26 and 27 this year. The field work was done face to face. The margin of error is + 2-3 per cent at 95 per cent confidence level.

    Further details are available in the Methods Report.

    On military operations

    Question: Some people favour the military operation by the government against the Taliban, while some oppose. What is your view?

    Favour

    41%

    Oppose

    24%

    Neutral

    22%

    Don't Know

    13%

    Total

    100%

    Voting Intention-wise
    (Party for which the respondent intends to vote if elections were held today)

    Favour

    Oppose

    Neutral

    Don't know/No response

    PPP

    52

    23

    18

    7

    PML-N

    31

    23

    25

    21

    MQM

    62

    17

    17

    4

    ANP

    79

    2

    19

    0

    JUI / MMA

    16

    64

    10

    10

    All Others Parties

    43

    27

    19

    11

    Other responses

    34

    26

    25

    15

    Language-wise
    (Mother Tongue of respondent)

    Urdu

    50

    25

    21

    4

    Punjabi

    28

    25

    25

    22

    Sindhi

    64

    23

    8

    5

    Pashto

    49

    20

    18

    13

    All others languages

    45

    23

    26

    5

    Age-wise

     

     

     

     

    Under 30

    42

    19

    24

    15

    30 - 50

    40

    27

    20

    13

    51+

    43

    27

    22

    9

    Gender-wise

     

     

     

     

    Men

    42

    23

    23

    12

    Women

    39

    24

    21

    16

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    On drone attacks

    Question: Do you favour or oppose drone attacks by the United States against Taliban and al-Qaeda targets in Pakistan?

    Favour

    9%

    Oppose

    67%

    Neutral

    24%

    Total

    100%

     

    Voting Intention-wise
    (Party for which the respondent intends to vote if elections were held today)

    Favour

    Oppose

    Neutral

    Don't know/No response

    PPP

    8

    67

    24

    0

    PML-N

    9

    62

    29

    0

    MQM

    7

    79

    14

    0

    ANP

    6

    91

    3

    0

    JUI / MMA

    2

    79

    19

    0

    All Others Parties

    16

    58

    24

    2

    Other responses

    5

    71

    19

    4

    Language-wise
    (Mother Tongue of respondent)

    Urdu

    5

    75

    19

    1

    Punjabi

    8

    58

    33

    1

    Sindhi

    8

    70

    21

    2

    Pashto

    6

    65

    27

    1

    All others languages

    14

    80

    6

    0

    Age-wise

     

     

     

     

    Under 30

    11

    67

    20

    1

    30 - 50

    7

    64

    28

    1

    51+

    3

    80

    16

    1

    Gender-wise

     

     

     

     

    Men

    9

    68

    22

    1

    Women

    8

    65

    26

    1

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    On dialogue vs military action

    Question: In your view, should the Pakistani government have a dialogue with the Taliban of Swat, or carry out military action? Some people support dialogue, others support military action. What is your view?

    Military Action

    41%

    Dialogue

    43%

    Don't Know

    16%

    Total

    100%

    Voting Intention-wise
    (Party for which the respondent intends to vote if elections were held today)

    Military action

    Dialogue

    Don't know/No response

    PPP

    51

    36

    12

    PML-N

    33

    23

    21

    MQM

    41

    53

    6

    ANP

    60

    38

    1

    JUI / MMA

    28

    61

    11

    All Others Parties

    44

    40

    16

    Other responses

    35

    48

    17

    Language-wise
    (Mother Tongue of respondent)

    Urdu

    39

    53

    8

    Punjabi

    33

    40

    27

    Sindhi

    52

    39

    9

    Pashto

    50

    34

    16

    All others languages

    46

    49

    5

    Age-wise

     

     

     

    Under 30

    38

    45

    17

    30 - 50

    44

    39

    17

    51+

    31

    53

    16

    Gender-wise

     

     

     

    Men

    43

    43

    14

    Women

    37

    42

    20

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    On President Asif Ali Zardari

    Question: Some people believe Asif Zardari is a good leader for Pakistan, while others believe he is a bad leader. In your view, is his leadership good or bad for Pakistan?

    Good

    11%

    Bad

    42%

    Neither good nor bad / Does not matter

    34%

    Don't Know

    13%

    Total

    100%

    Voting Intention-wise
    (Party for which the respondent intends to vote if elections were held today)

    Good

    Bad

    Neither good nor bad

    Don't know/No response

    PPP

    11

    42

    34

    13

    PML-N

    3

    52

    26

    20

    MQM

    3

    60

    32

    5

    ANP

    7

    43

    44

    6

    JUI / MMA

    0

    48

    42

    10

    All Others Parties

    6

    33

    53

    8

    Other responses

    6

    46

    33

    15

    Language-wise
    (Mother Tongue of respondent)

    Urdu

    6

    55

    34

    6

    Punjabi

    2

    48

    30

    20

    Sindhi

    36

    28

    28

    8

    Pashto

    11

    26

    53

    10

    All others languages

    23

    39

    34

    4

    Age-wise

     

     

     

     

    Under 30

    13

    40

    34

    13

    30 - 50

    10

    43

    33

    13

    51+

    8

    45

    39

    8

    Gender-wise

     

     

     

     

    Men

    13

    44

    33

    10

    Women

    9

    40

    35

    16

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    On the Pakistan Peoples Party

    Question: Some people believe the PPP's government is good for the country, while others believe it is bad. What is your view?

    Good

    20%

    Bad

    38%

    Neither good nor bad / Does not matter

    30%

    Don't Know

    12%

    Total

    100%

     

    Voting Intention-wise
    (Party for which the respondent intends to vote if elections were held today)

    Good

    Bad

    Neither good nor bad

    Don't know/No response

    PPP

    57

    10

    25

    8

    PML-N

    8

    47

    27

    18

    MQM

    4

    60

    31

    6

    ANP

    3

    42

    55

    0

    JUI / MMA

    3

    58

    37

    2

    All Others Parties

    18

    36

    41

    6

    Other responses

    11

    45

    30

    15

    Language-wise
    (Mother Tongue of respondent)

    Urdu

    12

    51

    29

    8

    Punjabi

    8

    42

    31

    19

    Sindhi

    56

    14

    24

    6

    Pashto

    19

    34

    43

    4

    All others languages

    35

    36

    22

    8

    Age-wise

     

     

     

     

    Under 30

    21

    38

    29

    12

    30 - 50

    20

    36

    31

    13

    51+

    15

    46

    30

    9

    Gender-wise

     

     

     

     

    Men

    25

    38

    27

    12

    Women

    15

    37

    33

    15

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    On the "best" leader for Pakistan

    Question: In your view, which of the following should run the government of Pakistan? In other words, whose rule would be best for Pakistan?

    President Zardari

    9%

    Prime Minister Gilani

    13%

    Nawaz Sharif

    38%

    Military Government

    8%

    PPP & PML-N Government (jointly)

    11%

    Religious Parties

    6%

    Others Responses

    8%

    Don't Know/No Response

    7%

    Total

    100%

    Voting Intention-wise
    (Party for which the respondent intends to vote if elections were held today)

    President Zardari

    Prime Minister Gilani

    Nawaz Sharif

    Military rule

    PPP & PML-N (jointly)

    Religious parties

    All other responses

    Don't know

    PPP

    27

    27

    9

    6

    13

    4

    4

    9

    PML-N

    1

    4

    71

    3

    10

    2

    2

    7

    MQM

    4

    22

    3

    47

    3

    7

    15

    0

    ANP

    1

    32

    5

    16

    11

    2

    34

    0

    JUI / MMA

    1

    8

    40

    2

    1

    40

    9

    0

    All Others Parties

    10

    12

    21

    11

    13

    10

    18

    4

    Other responses

    5

    8

    38

    6

    16

    11

    7

    9

    Language-wise
    (Mother Tongue of respondent)

    Urdu

    6

    15

    15

    27

    13

    11

    10

    3

    Punjabi

    4

    7

    60

    3

    8

    2

    2

    14

    Sindhi

    31

    15

    10

    6

    23

    3

    12

    1

    Pashto

    11

    21

    26

    15

    9

    9

    8

    1

    All others languages

    10

    21

    30

    4

    11

    12

    12

    0

    Age-wise

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Under 30

    10

    12

    40

    8

    10

    6

    8

    5

    30 - 50

    9

    13

    38

    9

    12

    6

    6

    8

    51+

    9

    21

    31

    10

    6

    7

    10

    5

    Gender-wise

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Men

    12

    13

    38

    7

    11

    7

    7

    6

    Women

    6

    14

    39

    11

    11

    5

    7

    7

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    On the threat from the Taliban vs the USA and India

    Question: Some people believe that the (Pakistani) Taliban are the greatest threat to the country, some believe India is the greatest threat, whereas some believe US is the greatest threat. Who do you think is the greatest threat for Pakistan?

    (Pakistani) Taliban

    11%

    India

    18%

    US

    59%

    Don't Know

    12%

    Total

    100%

    Voting Intention-wise
    (Party for which the respondent intends to vote if elections were held today)

    (Pakistani) Taliban

    India

    US

    Don't know/No response

    PPP

    15

    20

    61

    5

    PML-N

    9

    16

    56

    19

    MQM

    12

    26

    59

    3

    ANP

    6

    26

    68

    1

    JUI / MMA

    1

    19

    64

    16

    All Others Parties

    8

    20

    60

    12

    Other responses

    16

    16

    59

    9

    Language-wise
    (Mother Tongue of respondent)

    Urdu

    12

    20

    62

    6

    Punjabi

    10

    21

    51

    19

    Sindhi

    30

    3

    64

    2

    Pashto

    9

    23

    52

    15

    All others languages

    4

    18

    78

    1

    Age-wise

     

     

     

     

    Under 30

    10

    19

    60

    12

    30 - 50

    12

    19

    56

    13

    51+

    11

    13

    72

    4

    Gender-wise

     

     

     

     

    Men

    13

    21

    57

    10

    Women

    9

    16

    61

    14

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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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