According to the latest survey by the research firm IPSOS, four out of five people in Pakistan believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.
Citing the report released on Tuesday, The News International reported that only 23% of people believe the country is moving in the right direction and 77% believe the opposite.
More than 1,000 people from all over the country participated in the survey conducted between December 1 and December 6, 2020.
Last year, in the fourth quarter, 21% of people believed the country was on the right track, while 79% were against it.
This year, 36% of people said their current personal financial situation is weak, 13% called it strong, and 51% said it is neither strong nor weak, The News International said.
Meanwhile, last year’s data shows that 38% believed their financial situation was weak, 5% considered it strong, and 57% put it in the middle.
Meanwhile, based on a provincial assessment, the report found that a “poor financial situation” was present in almost all provinces and inflation ranked first in the list of the 4 main contributors to the desperate situation.
“In Sindh, the second largest contributor was considered unemployment (20%), followed by Covid-19 (17%) and poverty (16%). In Punjab, 23% of people believe that the poor financial situation of the province stems from unemployment, 8% think it is due to Covid-19 and 14% believe that poverty plays a role, ”The News International said. .
Meanwhile, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa around 18% believed in unemployment, 12% considered the coronavirus and 8% called poverty as the reason behind the province’s financial situation.
Similarly, in Balochistan around 25% responded by blaming unemployment, only 2% felt Covid-19 played a role, and 25% felt it was poverty that led to the province’s grim financial situation. the Pakistani media said citing the research report.