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64% Think BJP Is Using Hindutva As Only A Way To Get Votes

64% Think BJP Is Using Hindutva As Only A Way To Get Votes
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OUTLOOK-CFORE SURVEY AMONG HINDUS
64% Think BJP Is Using Hindutva As Only A Way To Get Votes

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Do you think the BJP is using Hindutva as only a way to get votes?
Yes 64 60 50 67 65 68 70 50
No 27 30 42 23 27 25 21 42
Don't Know 9 10 8 10 8 7 9 8
                 
Hindutva Leaders believe that Hindus are actually second class citizens in India, compared to the minorities. Do you agree? 
Yes 14 17 11 13 14 8 9 26
No 78 70 80 81 79 84 80 68
Don't Know 8 13 9 6 7 8 11 6
                 
Who, among these, in your opinion, has done the most for Hindus?
Swami Vivekananda 38 40 42 45 42 48 40 28
VHP 16 15 18 12 11 6 7 36
A.B. Vajpayee 9 5 5 6 7 11 10 6
L.K. Advani 7 6 5 6 5 5 11 15
Mahatma Gandhi 30 34 30 31 35 30 32 15
                 
Do you think India should change from "secular republic" to "Hindu republic" ? 
Yes 13 18 10 10 15 8 9 20
No 76 73 79 79 78 80 77 69
Don't Know 11 9 11 11 7 12 14 11
                 
Have Hindus, as a whole, been given a bad image by the people who killed Muslims in Gujarat?
Yes 79 75 85 83 82 86 83 59
No 12 14 9 7 8 8 6 32
Don't Know 9 11 6 10 10 6 11 9
                 
Do you think the Gujarat riots were:
Justified 7 10 7 8 7 5 5 12
Unjustified 78 72 81 79 75 82 84 73
Somewhat Justified 12 18 12 13 18 13 11 15
                 
Will you be comfortable if you had a Muslim neighbour or tenant? 
Yes 66 46 80 76 67 80 78 34
No 32 51 19 23 30 18 20 62
Don't Know 2 3 1 1 3 2 2 4
                 
How should the Kashmir Problem should be solved?
Politically 38 31 48 41 37 39 45 25
Militarily 10 15 6 7 7 4 3 28
A combination of the two 52 54 46 52 56 57 52 47
                 
Do you think the BJP-led government has protected Hindu interests and sentiments? 
Yes 45 50 40 43 48 41 38 55
No 48 42 51 49 49 48 59 38
Don't Know 7 8 9 8 3 11 3 7
                 
Do you think the caste system is:
Unjust 78 75 73 73 79 81 88 68
Just 16 18 17 17 19 15 8 21
Somewhat both 6 7 10 10 2 4 4 11
All figures in percentage
METHODOLOGY
The Centre for Forecasting and Research (CFore) conducted the survey in the above cities between June 23 and June 26. A total of 738 Hindus were interviewed of which upper-caste respondents were 42 percent, backwards 35 percent and Dalits constituted 23 percent.
 

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