~Inshorts ‘Pulse of the Nation’ poll conducted in the first week of December 2018~
- 56% Indians have said that they are satisfied with the current governance
- 51% said that the taxpayers’ money has been put to good use by the administration
- While 55% have said that the issue of black money has not been handled appropriately, 51% have said that corporate frauds and scams have decreased over time and 20% feel there has been no change
- Though 62% agree that health and sanitation conditions have improved over the last 4.5 years, 42% Indians feel that internal conflicts affecting the peace and harmony within the country have increased and 20% feel there has been no change in internal conflicts in comparison to the last government
- While 41% feel there has been no change in employment opportunities under the current government, 20% indians feel that employment opportunities have deteriorated in the recent times
In the run-up to the General Elections, when campaigning and advocacy is on the rise, it is a good time to reflect on the impact of the policies implemented by the current Government. To assess the opinions of Indians on the same, inshorts, content discovery and distribution platform, conducted it’s latest ‘Pulse of the Nation’ survey in December first week. The views of over 1.47 lakh netizens were conducted across urban and rural areas with 80% being in the age group of 18-35 years.
According to the poll, 56% Indians have said that they are satisfied with the current governance. When it comes to evaluating taxation, 51% Indians have said that their money has been put to good use by the administration. Also as compared to the last Government, 51% have said that corporate frauds and scams have decreased over time and 20% feel there has been no change
In terms of health and sanitation, we have seen a lot of policies being introduced by the Government in their tenure of five years. The satisfaction level with these practices with voters is pretty high, with 62% agreeing to the fact that these conditions have improved over the last 4.5 years.
On the other side, 55% have said that the issue of black money has not been handled appropriately. Also as compared to the previous Government, 42% Indians feel that internal conflicts affecting the peace and harmony within the country have increased and 20% feel there has been no change.
With employment being another important focus area; 41% young Indians feel that the employment opportunities have not changed in the last five years, 20% young Indians also feel that they have deteriorated in recent times.
Commenting on this, Azhar Iqubal, CEO & Co-founder, Inshorts said, “ Over time, our Pulse of the Nation polls has been a great measure of the cognizance of Indians towards larger governance and societal issues. Providing a prismatic view of India’s opinions, we have also been able to highlight and bring them to the forefront, so as to initiate the right dialogue at the right time.”
He added, “Our current survey is a sentiment analysis of young Indian voters across various demographics and tier 1 ,2 and 3 cities; It is a sincere effort to understand their opinions and comprehend the overall impact about the initiatives undertaken by the current Government over the last 4.5 years.”
Inshorts is India’s highest-rated news app, with more than 10 million downloads on Android and iOS. The app curates the most significant news items of the day, across categories like national, world, politics, business, sports, technology and entertainment, in just 60 words with a link to read the stories that interest them, in detail.
This enterprise was set up by a team of IITians, Azhar Iqubal & Anunay Arunav of IIT Delhi and Deepit Purkayastha of IIT Kharagpur in 2013. Their entrepreneurial journey began from TLabs incubator in 2013 which was followed by a seed round from Times Internet and a group of angel investors including the founders of Flipkart. In 2015, Inshorts raised a Series A round from Tiger Global and Rebright Partners, landing its Series B within 4 months, from Tiger Global. Inshorts also continues to be India’s highest-rated news app on Android since January 2014 with a rating of 4.6, 10 million+ downloads and more than 2.5 billion page views per month.
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