Public Opinion On Quality of Democracy in Pakistan

First Year of Federal and Provincial Governments: June 2013 – May 2014


Publication No: AD-041

Rs 3,000  

PILDAT has been assessing the quality of democracy in Pakistan since 2002. In 2013, for the first time, PILDAT commissioned a nationwide poll to gauge public opinion on quality of democracy. Another such exercise, a countrywide nationally-representative survey on assessing public opinion on quality of democracy was undertaken in September 2013 upon the completion of 100 days of National and Provincial Assemblies and Governments, elected through the May 2013 General Election. Upon the completion of the 1st year of National and Provincial Assemblies and Governments in office in May 2014, PILDAT has once again conceived and commissioned a public opinion survey to gauge public opinion across the country on quality of democracy. The nationwide poll was conducted during July 16, 2014 to August 6, 2014 with a large sample size of 3065 citizens throughout Pakistan. The Nationwide Poll was conceived and commissioned by PILDATand conducted by Gallup Pakistan. This report presents an analysis of the public opinion obtained on core indicators on quality of democracy. The respondents for the survey included 3065 citizens from rural and urban areas from all the four provinces of Pakistan. They represented a cross section of young and old, middle and high income. The fieldwork for the report was done face to face in respondents’ homes. The sample is also based on a cross-section of various age, income, education and language groups of the population. Error margin is estimated to be approximately +3-5% at 95% confidence level.