Survey Finds 88% of Pakistanis Trust Army More Than Politicians, Judiciary, and Media:
The public opinion survey conducted in July revealed interesting approval ratings and preferences in Pakistan. The military received the highest approval rating at 88 percent, indicating a significant level of trust and confidence. Following closely were trust in the media and courts, both at 56 percent, suggesting a positive perception of these institutions.
When it comes to politicians, there was a general approval rating of 39 percent, indicating a more moderate level of satisfaction with political figures. The parliament received a 47 percent approval rating, the Election Commission 42 percent, and the police 54 percent. Among individual politicians, Imran Khan had the highest approval rating at 60 percent, indicating a relatively favorable perception of the Prime Minister.
In terms of the economic performance of the PTI government, it received a 64 percent approval rating, suggesting a majority of respondents viewed the government’s economic policies positively.
When it comes to voter preferences Pakistanis trust army, the PTI led with 41 percent in Punjab, 36 percent in Sindh, 69 percent in KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), and 36 percent in Balochistan. These preferences reflect the political landscape and party support across different regions of the country.
Opinions on the military’s role in politics were diverse, with 32 percent favoring a significant role, 32 percent preferring some role, and 31 percent advocating for no role at all. This indicates a range of perspectives on the appropriate level of military involvement in political affairs.