According to the GlobeScan Canada Study, 59% Pakistanis agree that their children and grandchildren will have a higher quality of life than themselves; 35% disagree. This study was conducted in 24 countries, in which approximately 24000 randomly chosen men and women were asked a set of questions.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell me if you agree or disagree: Our children and grandchildren will have a higher quality of life than us today.” In response, 59% Pakistanis said that they agreed with the statement and 35% said that they disagreed.
According to the average response across 21 countries, 49% people had agreed with the statement and 45% had disagreed. Thus 10% more Pakistanis agreed with the statement than the average statistic across 21 countries and Pakistan ranks on the 5th position out of the 21 countries in agreeing that its children and grandchildren will benefit from a higher quality of life.
When the same question was asked in other countries, 71% of the Indians agreed and 21% disagreed; 44% in the UK agreed and 54% disagreed; and 34% of the Americans agreed while 65% disagreed. Compared to Pakistan, 12% more Indians believed in a higher quality of life for their children than the Pakistanis and on the other hand, fewer people in the UK (15% less) and USA (25% less) believed in the statement than in Pakistan.
Furthermore Pakistan’s trend shows that there has been a marked increase in the percentage of Pakistanis who claimed to agree with the statement. Over the years, 36% Pakistanis agreed with the statement in 2009 and 48% agreed with it in 2012 making successive increases of 12% and 11% respectively in the three year intervals.
The fieldwork for the survey in Pakistan was conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association.