According to an end of year study from Gallup International Global Hope Index, net hope in Pakistan fell by 23% in 2019. An overall 45% of Pakistani’s are hopeful which is a lesser number than Indians (56%) but a high global average. According to the report, Pakistan is ranked 25th out of 46 countries in the Global Hope Index.
The report goes on to mention that nearly 1 in 3 Pakistani’s are pessimistic about the future with 45% being optimistic and 22% expecting the new year to be similar to 2019. The report explains that there has been a significant decline in proportion of Pakistanis who are hopeful with Pakistan ranking in 12th in terms of happiness.
These findings come from an annual 46 country research conducted the Gallup International. It comprised of 45,676 respondents covering different ethnicities, regions, religions, age and gender. The study has been conducted every year in Pakistan and globally for the past 43 years.
According to the research conducted by Gallup International, Pakistanis were most hopeful about the future of Pakistan in 2014 and least hopeful about the future of the country in 2008. Average hope over the past decade has been 19%. Hope for the upcoming year has fallen drastically and is currently below the average of the decade.
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