Assam - 21.38%,Kerala - 43.36%,Puducherry - 11.75%,Tamil Nadu - 15.23%,West Bengal - 18.94%
During the months of November, December and January, we conducted a survey to understand the satisfaction levels of citizens in states that are up for elections in 2021. The purpose of this survey was to understand how citizens feel about the incumbent government's performance. We understand that this has very little correlation with who they might actually vote for in the upcoming elections. These kinds of surveys act as a dipstick indicator of the mood of a state's citizenry towards the end of a government's term and serve two broad purposes:
1) Provide an input (one of many) for political parties to calibrate their campaign messaging.
2) Help citizens informally validate their opinions to evaluate various political parties.
GovernEye's differentiator is the inclusion of a new dimension to the survey - is the response analytical or sentimental? There is a body of knowledge available in the world of academia that attributes analytical and sentimental functioning to different hemispheres of the brain. By observing visual cues, one can ascertain with a fair amount of certainty whether a response is analytical or sentimental. This (theoretically) makes the data even more valuable for analysis by political parties and citizens. We conducted an internal pilot survey during the Bihar elections in a few districts and while tallying with the nature of campaign messaging in those assembly constituencies, we saw a strong correlation with how the results turned out. We are confident that similar mid-term surveys can help governments with course corrections or fine-tuning before the onset of elections.
The survey was designed to record verbal responses as well as non-verbal cues. It included three control questions to assess the basal body language patterns of a respondent. Non-verbal cues recorded were confirmed against the responses to those control questions prior to being counted.
The focus question asked in the survey was: Are you satisfied with the performance of the state government? The options for a response were a Yes or a No.
We surveyed 1000 respondents in each administrative district of a state. We tried our best to have equal number of males and females in the survey. No one identified themselves as 'other' gender.