Pakistan, the most patriotic nation in Asia – Report

Source: DAWN
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The latest report of the World Index has labelled Pakistan as the most patriotic nation in Asia. It revealed that 89% of Pakistanis are willing to die for their motherland. The responses was recorded in a Gallup survey, as the source shows.

Gallup surveys measures behaviors and attitudes of the World’s residents.

The statistics were revealed in World Index’a report titled “ASIA: Willing to fight for the country”. The findings ranked Pakistan and Vietnam on first and second spot respectively, with 89% people showing love and patriotism towards their country.

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The report was based on findings of Gallup survey in Asian countries. The third spot belonged to Bangladesh, where 86% citizens showed patriotism towards their country and are willing to ‘die’ for it.

While Afghanistan stood on fourth spot, India was ranked 5th. For India, the statistics were 75%, which means 3/4th of the people showed their willingness to fight for their country in times of need.

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Rest of the country were ranked as follows: Philippine, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan respectively. The Gallup has found that patriotism or hyper nationalism for the world is generally is declining, while Asia still shows a higher percentage considering the recorded responses.

About Gallup Surveys: ”The Gallup World Poll tracks the most important issues worldwide, such as food access, employment, leadership performance, and well-being. Since creating the World Poll in 2005, Gallup has conducted studies in more than 160 countries that include 99% of the world’s adult population. Gallup uses telephone surveys in countries where telephone coverage represents at least 80% of the population or is the customary survey methodology.” (Source: Gallup)

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