73% Pakistanis Believe Country Going In The Wrong Direction: Survey

73% Pakistanis Believe Country Going In The Wrong Direction: Survey

Almost 73% of Pakistanis consider the country is going in the wrong direction, as per the research of a new opinion poll conducted by IPSOS from March 18-24, 2021, with a sample size of 1,000.

According to the IPSOS survey, 62% of the respondents identified price-hike, poverty, and unemployment as the biggest challenges for the common people. 

About the country’s overall direction, 23% found nothing wrong with Pakistan's strategies, whereas almost 70% of the people expressed concern over the country’s condition, although 30% found conditions as ‘satisfactory’.

Regarding the economic situation of the country, national confidence seems to be fading. 

64% of the respondents defined economic conditions to be poor, whereas 36% found them to be good as per the poll.

Up to 41% of people were dissatisfied with economic conditions and suspected further decline. But, 32% expressed a reasonable viewpoint, 27% were hopeful that the economy will progress. 

Individually, according to 27%, the economy is standing on weak foundations, whereas 12% found themselves to be economically better off. The remaining 61% stated their economic condition as neither positive nor negative.

As per IPSOS, up to 62% of the respondents identified price-hike, poverty, and unemployment as the biggest problems challenging the people. In a further division, 32% labelled inflation as the biggest problem, whereas 20% considered unemployment very upsetting and 10% termed increasing poverty as their main fear. 

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Out of them, who were asked this question, 16% considered coronavirus, 3% corruption and nepotism, and 1% found load shedding as the top matter that needs to be tackled.