General Elections 2014: Zee News-Taleem Survey

Mar 13, 2014, 17:35 PM IST
In the forthcoming elections, price rise more than any other issue would affect voting behaviour (women 41.1 percent and men 37.0 percent). It was followed by corruption (14.3 percent) and unemployment (12.8 percent).  Other important issues included economic development (11.8 percent), of road, electricity and water (11.5 percent), communalism (2.4 percent), surprisingly found to be a non issue for the voters in the election.
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In the forthcoming elections, price rise more than any other issue would affect voting behaviour (women 41.1 percent and men 37.0 percent). It was followed by corruption (14.3 percent) and unemployment (12.8 percent). Other important issues included economic development (11.8 percent), of road, electricity and water (11.5 percent), communalism (2.4 percent), surprisingly found to be a non issue for the voters in the election.

Personal quality of the candidates was considered most important by two third (66.8 percent) of the voters of both sex, highest being among young voters (73.0 percent) followed by the party to which the candidate belonged to (22.7 percent).
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Personal quality of the candidates was considered most important by two third (66.8 percent) of the voters of both sex, highest being among young voters (73.0 percent) followed by the party to which the candidate belonged to (22.7 percent).

Over six out of 10 (62.1 percent) voters felt necessary to change the central government under the current circumstances of deteriorating economic situation of the country in which young voters in the age group of 18-25 years were highest in number (67.5 percent).
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Over six out of 10 (62.1 percent) voters felt necessary to change the central government under the current circumstances of deteriorating economic situation of the country in which young voters in the age group of 18-25 years were highest in number (67.5 percent).

Over three fourth or 76.9 percent voters believed that their vote could affect the result of the Lok Sabha elections. Such a belief was highest among young voters (83.0 percent) in the age group of 18-25 years. Analysis reflected the maturing of democracy in the country.
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Over three fourth or 76.9 percent voters believed that their vote could affect the result of the Lok Sabha elections. Such a belief was highest among young voters (83.0 percent) in the age group of 18-25 years. Analysis reflected the maturing of democracy in the country.

Over 85 percent voters were of the view that for development it was essential to provide subsidized grain to poor families.
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Over 85 percent voters were of the view that for development it was essential to provide subsidized grain to poor families.

More than four out of 10 (42.6 percent) voters believed that state of economy had deteriorated in the last five years (45.6 percent men and 39.1 percent women).  As much as 23.3 percent thought no change was visible in the state of economy. The remaining voters were divided between those who could not say anything about the state of economy (14.5 percent) or 19.6 percent voters who thought it was better than five years ago.
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More than four out of 10 (42.6 percent) voters believed that state of economy had deteriorated in the last five years (45.6 percent men and 39.1 percent women). As much as 23.3 percent thought no change was visible in the state of economy. The remaining voters were divided between those who could not say anything about the state of economy (14.5 percent) or 19.6 percent voters who thought it was better than five years ago.

The respondents (voters) were selected through multi-stage stratified random sampling procedure. At the first level, 56 Lok Sabha constituencies in the General, Scheduled Castes(SC) and Scheduled Tribes(ST) categories were randomly drawn, spread across five regions (covering all most all states). At the second level, in each Lok Sabha constituency, two Assembly Constituencies were randomly selected. At the third level, within each Legislative Assembly Constituency, four polling booths were randomly selected. At the fourth level, sample of 30 respondents (voters) whose name appeared in the polling booth list was drawn randomly using a fixed sampling interval within each polling booth.
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The respondents (voters) were selected through multi-stage stratified random sampling procedure. At the first level, 56 Lok Sabha constituencies in the General, Scheduled Castes(SC) and Scheduled Tribes(ST) categories were randomly drawn, spread across five regions (covering all most all states). At the second level, in each Lok Sabha constituency, two Assembly Constituencies were randomly selected. At the third level, within each Legislative Assembly Constituency, four polling booths were randomly selected. At the fourth level, sample of 30 respondents (voters) whose name appeared in the polling booth list was drawn randomly using a fixed sampling interval within each polling booth.