63% feel the PM must take action against culture minister Mahesh Sharma for his pronou ncements; 24% feel the PM should sack him
46% of those polled say Hindus don’t care en ough about Dadri-like incidents; 36% feel Hindus too afraid to take a stand
63% feel the Congress’s response to an incident like Dadri would have been no different than the BJP’s reaction to the beef killing
A distinct majority feel that the response to the Dadri incident by the Opposition parties (65%) and the media (56%) has been inadequate
Calcutta, Srinagar are vehemently opposed to a beef ban; 87.7% in Srinagar, 69% in Ludhiana think by not speaking earlier, the PM allowed hatred to spread
DK/CS: Don’t Know, Can’t say/ Figures in per cent: *These questions were polled before Narendra Modi spoke in the issue
Outlook commissioned Drshti Strategic Research to conduct an opinion poll in the aftermath of the Dadri beef killing. Drshti conducted 1,192 face-to-face interviews in 10 cities on October 6-8. The cities are: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Calcutta and Srinagar. The sampling was spread across different areas in each city to ensure representation. Also, across age cohorts (18+ yrs), socio-economic class bands (A to D), gender (63% male, 37% female) and religions (67% Hindus, 19% Muslims and 10% Christians). The sample had 29% vegetarians, 5% egg-eating vegetarians and 66% non-vegetarians. The sampling error is under 3 per cent at 95 per cent confidence.