Indian Public Fears Deteriorating Economic Situation
Updated: Apr 7
On February 2, 2021, Azimuth Research Partner Team C-Voter announced that almost half of respondents in a nationally representative Indian survey said that "future expenses will become difficult to manage." Over one third, moreover, said the Indian government had just presented a national budget that was "worst than expected."
This finding, Team C-Voter explained, was a departure from the usual pattern in Indian politics. Usually it's the other way around," Team C-Voter said; "the Narendra Modi government gets brickbats for its handling of a crisis from experts but its popularity remains intact in surveys."
In this instance, however, public "surveys revealed a far more pessimistic picture than what experts said in studios and columns."
Team C-Voter is a Delhi-based research partner of Azimuth Social Research, specializing in face-to-face, telephone and internet surveys; public opinion; market research; focus groups; qualitative interviewing; project evaluations; and political consulting.