Death of bin Laden and the Battle Against Extremists Most Call bin Laden’s Death a Bad ThingAlthough Osama bin Laden was not well-regarded in recentyears, few Pakistanis approve of the military operation that killedhim, and most say it is a bad thing that the al Qaeda leader is dead. Most Pakistanis (63%) disapprove of the U.S. raid that killed him. Only 10% approve; about a quarter (27%) offer no opinion. Moreover, when asked. Regardless of how they feel about the U.S. military Operation, do they think bin Laden’s death is a good or bad thing, 55% say it is a bad thing. Just 14% describe it as a good thing, while roughly one-in-three (32%) do not express an opinion.