Public sentiments determine social welfare, especially in a democracy. Perceptions are based on beliefs and what we believe to be true. This is a small, unpretentious, unscientific survey of popular political sentiments to find out how some people feel about what’s going on in India. It is a sample survey but is definitely biased: only those who read this blog (and other associated social media) are possible respondents. So this sample selection bias ensures that this cannot be generalized for the whole population. But I am interested in precisely that sample: those who read/write blogs and tweets. I need your help: please spread the word around.
Your help in getting the word around is much needed and appreciated. Post this short link (the link is to this post itself) about the survey in your blog or your twitter time-line, and of course take the survey yourself. You will be doing a public service since the results will be publicly available and could help us understand how the collective feels.
Alright, here goes.
(Please note: This survey was first done on SurveyMonkey, and is now closed at that site. The survey continues on “Google Forms” below. If you have already responded, thank you — there is no need to respond here. UPDATE: I have posted the intermediate results of the survey.)
UPDATE: This survey was first done on SurveyMonkey using their free version. Unfortunately, that restricts responses to just 100. I have closed the survey there. I will consolidate the results so far and post it in a bit. Thank you all for your help in promoting this survey. You all have my gratitude.
UPDATE 27th May 11 AM PST: I have posted the intermediate results of the survey.