India Today - - LEAD ESSAY -

The in­dia to­day-Karvy In­sights Mood of the Na­tion (MOTN) poll was con­ducted by Karvy In­sights Lim­ited. The most com­pre­hen­sive sur­vey con­ducted na­tion­wide, it is a ver­dict on de­mon­eti­sa­tion. A to­tal of 12,143 in­ter­views (53 per cent in ru­ral and 47 per cent in ur­ban ar­eas) were con­ducted across 97 par­lia­men­tary con­stituen­cies in 194 as­sem­bly con­stituen­cies in 19 states: Andhra Pradesh, As­sam, Bi­har, Ch­hat­tis­garh, Delhi, Gu­jarat, Haryana, Jhark­hand, Kar­nataka, Ker­ala, Mad­hya Pradesh, Ma­ha­rash­tra, Odisha, Pun­jab, Ra­jasthan, Tamil Nadu, Te­lan­gana, Ut­tar Pradesh and West Ben­gal. Dif­fer­ent start­ing points were selected in each of the as­sem­bly con­stituen­cies and a fixed num­ber of in­ter­views con­ducted at each start­ing point fol­low­ing a rig­or­ous right hand rule of house­hold se­lec­tion.

The field­work for the Mood of the Na­tion poll was con­ducted be­tween De­cem­ber 30, 2016 and Jan­uary 9, 2017. All in­ter­views were car­ried out face to face us­ing a stan­dard struc­tured in­ter­view sched­ule/ ques­tion­naire, which was trans­lated into re­gional lan­guages.

The poll was con­ducted un­der the su­per­vi­sion of Ran­jit Chib, chair­man of Karvy In­sights, and he was as­sisted by Dixit Chanana, vice-pres­i­dent of Karvy In­sights.

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