Majority Of Indians Believe Country Is Opening Up Too Fast And Too Soon Amid Covid, Finds Survey

The IANS CVoter Live Tracker has revealed that a majority of people in India believe that the country is opening up too fast and too soon. Even as the second wave ravaged the country, several parts of India saw people gathering in large numbers, incidents over which the government has expressed concern. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that tourists are crowding various parts of the country is worrying. 

As per the IANS CVoter Live Tracker, which had a sample size of 1,314, 53.31 per cent of the respondents said they believe that India is opening up too soon and too fast. Another 34.34 per cent think that the country is not opening up too fast, but the people are becoming careless. 

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Coronavirus cases in Kerala, when compared with other states in the country, are not decreasing rapidly. When asked if the state could end up becoming the epicentre of the third wave of Covid-19 in India, 35.91 per cent said ‘no’, and 45.97 per cent said ‘yes. 

The CVoter NewsTracker Surveys in India are based on a national representative random probability sample as used in the globally standardised RDD CATI methodology. It covers all geographic and demographic segments across all states in the country. 

This daily live tracker survey has been conducted based on interviews of adult (18+) respondents across all socio-economic segments, with the data being weighted to the known Census profile. While the standard margin of error is +/- 3 per cent at national trends, it is +/- 5 per cent at regional/zonal trends and has a 95 per cent confidence level. 

Among other findings, the IANS CVoter Tracker said that the public flouting Covid norms in India are likely to be responsible for the third Covid wave in the country. It also noted that 57 per cent of people say violation of Covid norms will be accountable if a third wave arrives. 

As per Indo-Asian News Service’s website, “IANS was established in 1986, initially to serve as an information bridge between India and its thriving Diaspora in North America. Three decades later, it is a full-fledged wire agency, putting out news 24×7 from India and South Asia and covering events of interest to this region from around the world.” 

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