November 2, 2010

Most Indians Want Better Relations with Pakistan

83%

Most Indians have a negative opinion of Pakistan, but just as many say it is important that relations between the two countries improve.

Indians have very little affection for Pakistan. Fully 81% of Indians have a negative opinion of their neighbor and longtime rival. One-third name Pakistan as the greatest threat to their country, and even more cite Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist group an overwhelming number of Indians believe has ties to Pakistan. Despite the hostilities, most Indians also want better relations between the two countries. More than eight-in-ten Indians (83%) say it is important that relations with Pakistan improve, and 63% favor further talks between India and Pakistan to reduce tensions. Read More