Pakistani poor less likely to support militants

It is the middle class, not the poor, that support militants in Pakistan according to a new study.

Poor Pakistanis were up to 23 times more negative about militants than their middle-class counterparts.

It also found support is more likely to come from areas not impacted directly by the militancy.

The findings could have implications for future aid funding, much of it directed at alleviating poverty in an effort to reduce purported militant support.

Read more at Princeton University