From among key global and regional players, Pakistanis view China as most friendly and USA as most hostile. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

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From among key global and regional players, Pakistanis view China as most friendly and USA as most hostile. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN
Islamabad, August 29, 2012

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, from among key global and regional players, Pakistanis view China as most friendly and USA as most hostile.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Among the states listed on this Round Card which would you consider as Pakistan’s best friend? (Give one answer)” Responding to this, 67% believe China to be Pakistan’s best friend, 7% believe USA, 4% believe India, 2% believe Russia, 1% believe Afghanistan whereas 14% believe Iran to be Pakistan’s best friend.
In a follow up question, the respondents were asked “Among the states listed on this Round Card which would you consider as Pakistan’s biggest enemy? (Give one answer)” Responding to this, 49% believe USA to be Pakistan’s biggest enemy, 24% believe India, 4% believe Russia, 4% believe Afghanistan, 1% believe Iran whereas 1% believe China to be Pakistan’s biggest enemy.
Question: “Among the states listed on this Round Card which would you consider as Pakistan’s best friend? (Give one answer)”
Question: “Among the states listed on this Round Card which would you consider as Pakistan’s biggest enemy? (Give one answer)”

Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
Methodology:
These findings are based on a nation-wide opinion poll conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The sample is chosen through stratified area probability sampling and is representative of the adult population of Pakistan and comprises a cross-section of men and women belonging to various regional, age and socio-economic backgrounds.
The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2685 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during July 27, 2012 – August 04, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 percent at 95% confidence level.

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