Politics and Society Between Elections

About the Reports:
Politics & Society Between Elections

Politics and Society between Elections (2017-2019) is a research collaboration between Azim Premji University (Bengaluru) and Lokniti (CSDS, Delhi) that surveys public opinion relating to politics, society, and governance between elections across 23 Indian States and the National Capital Region of Delhi. The total sample size is 48000. 

The first report (2017) covers 4 States: Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, and Odisha. The second report (2018) includes 8 States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Telangana. The current report (2019) focuses on 12 States: Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, and the National Capital Region of Delhi. 

The 2019 report explores citizens’ trust in political institutions, ties across social groups, ease of public service access, citizen-state interfaces and governance, gender roles and relationships, nationalism and political identity, freedom of expression, and populism. The survey was conducted among 24,092 respondents in 22 assembly constituencies in each of the 12 states. The assembly constituencies were randomly selected using the probability proportionate to size method after which four polling stations within each of the sampled constituencies were selected using the systematic random sampling method. Thirty respondents were randomly selected using the above method from the latest electoral rolls of the sampled polling stations. This procedure ensures that the selected sample is fully representative of the cross-section of voters in the country. Specially trained field investigators conducted face-to-face interviews using a detailed questionnaire.