A public opinion survey titled “Politics and
Society between Elections 2019” has revealed that political parties are the
most distrusted institutions in India. Army has emerged as the most trusted
institution with an effective trust rate of 88%. Judiciary including the
Supreme Court, High Courts and district court had an effective trust rate of
more than 60%.
The survey has also provided for people’s views
on governance, sexuality, gender, nationalism, populism, caste and religious
identities. Unemployment emerged as the biggest issue with almost 20% of
respondents stating that it was their biggest concern.
The report was published by Azim Premji
University in collaboration with Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing
Societies (CSDS). The survey covered 12 States- Assam, Jammu and Kashmir,
Kerala, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh,
Uttarakhand, West Bengal, and Delhi