ISLAMABAD – According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1991 (24 years ago), 70% Pakistanis said that the people of China are very trustworthy, 14% said that they are somewhat trustworthy, 2% were indifferent while another 2% said that they are not trustworthy. 1% said that the Chinese are not trustworthy at all and 11% did not respond.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2015 to enable a solid comparison and to observe the trend in public opinion. In 2015, 56% respondents said that they trust the people of China a lot, 26% said that they somewhat trust them, 7% were indifferent and 5% said that they did not trust the Chinese. A further 1% said that they did not trust the Chinese at all and 5% did not respond.
Public opinion has changed over the years with a general decrease in the number of people who claim to have trust on the people of China. Those who said that they trust China a lot decreased by 14% from 1991 to 2015 while those who have somewhat trust increased by 12%.
Further, there has been a 5% increase in those who are indifferent as well as a 3% increase in those who do not trust the Chinese at all.