Almost half of Pakistanis (47 per cent) believe that the current government will dissolve without completing its tenure, while 31 per cent believe it will complete its term, revealed the findings of a survey conducted by Gilani Research Foundation/Gallup Pakistan.
In the survey, a nationally representative sample of 2,754 men and women from across the country were asked the following question:
Do you think that the current government will complete its tenure or dissolve before that?
Forty seven per cent believed that the government will not complete its five year, 31 per cent were of the view that the government will complete its tenure and 22 per cent gave no response.
In a follow up question, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked the following question:
Some people believe that government has become too weak at the moment while others believe it is not so. What is your opinion?
Fifty two per cent agreed that government has become weak, 29 per cent said that it has not weakened and 19 per cent were unsure and gave no response.
The survey also showed that more urbanites (59 per cent) believed that the government has become weak, as compared to their rural counterparts (50 per cent).
The survey was carried out in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country during January 2011. The error margin is estimated to be approximately + 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.