Majority of Indians say their lives & country both in poor state: Survey
Every 10th household in India is right now reporting an active case within immediate family and almost every 5th household is reporting loss of life among near and dear ones, as per a survey
Even in the worst of the times during the Wave 1 of Covid pandemic last year, the country was still optimistic and general opinion was that the country is moving forward even in the difficult times. But everything seems to have changed in last one month or so. Now majority of Indians are saying that their personal life as well as the Country, both are in poor state, as per the IANS C Voter Tracker.
The sample size of the Covid-19 tracker was 56,685 and the period of the survey was 1st January-27th May 2021 covering all 542 Lok Sabha segments.
Every 10th household in India is right now reporting an active case within immediate family members and almost every fifth household in India is reporting loss of life among near and dear ones, as per the IANS C Voter Tracker.
To a question in the survey on how many days of Ration/ medicine etc. or money for ration/medicine etc. is available for your family in your house, as 53.2 per cent said they have less than three weeks of rations.
Things are bleak on the employment and income front too. As many as 37.6 per cent respondents said they are working under regulations and safety measures but income/salary has decreased. 21.1 per cent said income or salary is the same while 10.9 per cent said they are completely laid off or out of work.
During the survey, the majority of Indian mentioned that they don’t see any ray of hope in the coming 12 months either.
Meanwhile, India on Sunday reported its lowest daily rise in new coronavirus infections in 46 days at 165,553 cases during the previous 24 hours, while deaths rose by 3,460. Nation’s tally of infections now stands at 27.9 million, and the death toll has reached 325,972, health ministry data showed.