What is the most important worry of citizens this election season? Unsurprisingly, it is jobs, says a new survey. At least 19% of the respondents say that unemployment is the single biggest problem in the country today. Development, growth and poverty is at 15%, of which poverty alone is stated by 11% of those surveyed.
The Politics and Society between Elections (2019) is a survey released by Azim Premji University (Bengaluru) and Lokniti (CSDS, Delhi) on public opinion relating to politics, society, and governance between elections across 12 states including Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, and the National Capital Region of Delhi.
Of the 12 states surveyed, six (Uttarakhand, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir) stated that unemployment was the most important issue. But, amongst these states, unemployment issue was most predominant in Uttarakhand where the figure was 17% points higher than the average. In J&K too, the biggest issues were unemployment and development, growth and poverty.…
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