Significant majority of Pakistanis have a positive opinion about China and Saudi Arab.

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Significant majority of Pakistanis have a positive opinion about China and Saudi Arab.
Islamabad, October 15, 2014
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 70% Pakistanis have a positive opinion about Saudi Arabia; only 10% Pakistanis have a positive opinion about India. Interestingly, only 6% Pakistanis have a positive opinion about USA.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “What was your opinion about the following countries during the last year, was it good, bad, or neither good nor bad?” Responding to this question, 6% respondents said their opinion about America was good, 58% said it was bad, while 24% said it was neither good nor bad and 12% did not respond. Regarding India, 10% respondents said their opinion was good, 61% said it was bad, while 18% said it was neither good nor bad and 11% did not respond. Regarding Russia, 7% respondents said their opinion was good, 48% said it was bad, while 31% said it was neither good nor bad and 14% did not respond. Regarding Britain, 11% respondents said their opinion was good, 47% said it was bad, while 28% said it was neither good nor bad and 14% did not respond. While America, India, Russia and Britain all received negative opinions from the majority of the respondents, China, Saudi Arab, Iran and Turkey received positive opinions from the majority. Regarding China, 58% respondents said their opinion was good, 14% said it was bad, while 17% said it was neither good nor bad and 11% did not respond. Regarding Saudi Arab, 70% respondents said their opinion was good, 9% said it was bad, while 12% said it was neither good nor bad and 9% did not respond. Regarding Iran, 51% respondents said their opinion was good, 17% said it was bad, while 22% said it was neither good nor bad and 11% did not respond. Regarding Turkey, 45% respondents said their opinion was good, 11% said it was bad, while 29% said it was neither good nor bad and 15% did not respond.
Question: “What was your opinion about the following countries during the last year, was it good, bad, or neither good nor bad?


Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani 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 2656 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during July 14 – July 21, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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