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Statsguru: Sociopolitical attitude of people ahead of Lok Sabha elections

When it comes to the institutions that run our democracy, people tend to trust the Army, the courts and the district collector the most

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2019 Lok Sabha Polls

Abhishek Waghmare  |  New Delhi 

Elections are around the corner, and there isn’t a better time to gauge public opinion. A report “Politics and Society between Elections” authored by a group of researchers from Azim Premji University and Lokniti-CSDS — based on a survey of more than 24,000 respondents in 12 states — helps us understand political and social attitudes in India in this context.

Chart 1 shows that joblessness has taken over as the biggest issue the country is facing, replacing price rise and governance, issues that topped the charts in 2014. When it comes to the ...

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First Published: Mon, April 01 2019. 01:23 IST
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