Islamabad: The results of a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan revealed that 27% of Pakistanis thought that world is going in the right direction. The figure is below the global average at 60%.
The global survey was conducted in 22 countries across the globe covering Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa. The global sample comprised 22,000 men and women, as well as those belonging to various age, income, education and linguistics groups.
The respondents were asked; “Please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with that the world is going in the right direction?” Responding to this, 28% of the global sample strongly agreed that the world is going in right direction, 32% somewhat agreed, 16% somewhat disagreed whereas 20% strongly disagreed. However 4% did not give a view.
The data further show that there is a sharp contrast between Asia and Europe-Americas. For Asia, the hopeful figure plummeted to 37% from 57% in 2011. On the other hand, the figure for Europe-Americas improved from 25% in 2011 to 69% in 2012. The global survey was conducted during July 03 to September 03, 2012.