An overwhelming majority of Pakistanis, 85% believe that it is critical that the Election Commission of Pakistan's functions need to be reformed and reconfigured. In comparison, 67% people felt the need for electoral reforms in a poll upon the conclusion of 100 days of National and Provincial Governments in September 2013.
This, correspondingly, is also reflected in the trust in the ECP in which 52% Pakistanis report little to no trust at all in the Election Commission of Pakistan. 44% Pakistanis have somewhat to a lot of trust in this vital institution. This picture of a split mandate shows that at present Pakistanis remain uncertain about the Election Commission, while stating in clear terms that this institution needs to be reformed and changed as a matter of priority. Given, the pressure for reforms and changes in the ECP, only 30% Pakistanis believe that the next elections will be conducted in a much better fashion by the Election Commission. However, 26% Pakistanis have serious doubts about the Election Commission and believe that the ECP will fare worse in the next elections.
The Nationwide Poll was conceived and commissioned by PILDAT and conducted by Gallup Pakistan using the following Methodology:
Sample Size: 3065; Coverage: National/Rural and Urban/All four provinces; Mode: Face to face; Survey dates: July 16 – August 6, 2014. Estimated error margin: +3-5% at 95% confidence level.