The data comes from the Pakistani Media and Muslim Communities: Identifying and Supporting Critical Thinking data project. The survey was conducted in 2013 by C. Christine Fair, Karl Kaltenthaler, and William Miller and was supported by a grant from the United States Department of State. The survey team drew a random sample of 7,656 adult Pakistani men and women from the four “normal” provinces of the country using the Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics sample frame. The respondents were selected randomly within 479 primary sampling units (PSUs), 285 in rural areas and 194 in urban ones (following the rural-urban breakdown in the Pakistan census). We substantially oversampled in Balochistan and KPK to ensure that we could generate valid estimates in these provinces, which have small populations in spatially concentrated ethnic enclaves owing to their rugged terrains. We calculated post-stratification survey weights based on population figures from the 1998 census, the most recent available. The face-to-face questionnaire was fielded by seven mixed-gender teams between August 28, 2013 and October 30, 2013. No identifying information is included.
Users of the data should cite the article in which the data are first presented: Christine C. Fair, Karl Kaltenthaler, and William J. Miller. “Pakistani Opposition American to Drone Strikes,” (2014). Political Science Quarterly. 129: 1-33.