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.