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Outlook GfK Mode Opinion Poll

What do people in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad, Calcutta think?

Outlook GfK Mode Opinion Poll

Are you now scared of losing your job, or not getting a job quickly?
Yes 43
No 49
DK/CS 8
Students highly insecure. 43 per cent working executives scared of losing their jobs. 
Should private companies have the right to cut jobs?
Yes 34
No 66
Yes-sayers in different cities:
Gurgaon 39
Mumbai 51
Calcutta 18
Hyderabad 39
Chennai 25
Majority against hire-fire policy. Cacutta against job cuts. Mumbai divided. 
Should the government intervene if a private company cuts jobs?
Yes 67
No 33
Seven out of 10 supported government intervention. Hyderabad felt otherwise.
Is your company going slow on hiring and expansion plans?
Yes 39
No 43
DK/CS 18
40 per cent executives feel firms going slow. Feeling strongest in Mumbai.
If your company asks you to leave or accept a pay cut, what would you do?
Leave 50
Accept pay cut 49
No response 1
Majority in Gurgaon and Mumbai would leave. South preferred a salary cut.
Is India affected by the global economic crisis?
Yes, significantly 56
Yes, somewhat 33
Yes, marginally 7
Not at all 4
Majority feel India not insulated. Feeling strongest in Gurgaon.
Has the team of Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram, and Montek Singh effectively handled the crisis?
Yes 57
No 43
Opinion divided but majority feel they are effective in handling the crisis.
Is India's economic success story over or will conditions get better soon?
Heading towards a slowdown Yes: 35
Conditions will get better No: 65
How long will it take for India to come out of the present economic woes?
6 months to one year 34
One to two years 29
More than two years 24
Less than 6 months 8
DK/CS 5

Poll conducted by GfK Mode in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad, Calcutta from October 20-22. Sample size: 528 (396 working executives and 132 students) Respondents 21-30 years old. 60% male, 40% female. Figures in percentage; DK/CS: Don’t know/Can’t say
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