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Between 22 November and 3 December, 2019, the Lokniti programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) conducted a comprehensive opinion survey among the voters of Delhi. The survey was conducted in the context of the soon to be held Delhi Assembly elections and aimed at capturing the perception of voters on the issues pertaining to governance in the city and their assessment of the work done by the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government on water, electricity, health, education, public transport and air quality during the last five years. The survey was conducted among 2,298 voters in 115 locations (polling stations) spread across 23 Assembly Constituencies of the capital. The sampling design adopted was multi-stage random sampling. The Assembly Constituencies were randomly selected using the probability proportional to size method. Thereafter, five polling stations within each of the sampled constituencies were selected using the systematic random sampling method. Nearly 50 trained field investigators conducted face-to-face interviews of the respondents in Hindi asking them a set of standardized questions on mostly governance-related matters. The interviews were conducted at every fifth house of a polling station in order to ensure randomness. The interview duration was about 30 minutes on average. The survey was designed, supervised and analysed by a team of researchers associated with Lokniti. They include Shreyas Sardesai, Biswajit Mohanty, Himanshu Bhattarcharya, Manjesh Rana, Dhananjay Kumar Singh, Vibha Attri, Jyoti Mishra, Sakshi Khemani, Aditya Pandey, Neel Madhav, Fakru Zzaman, Deepti Mary Minj, Muzamil Yaqoob and Jagannath Kashyap. Prof. Suhas Palshikar and Prof. Sandeep Shastri guided the research team in analysing the data. The survey was directed by Prof. Sanjay Kumar of CSDS.  Lokniti would like to acknowledge the support of Durba Chattaraj of Ashoka University who partially supported this survey with the Franklin Research Grant of the American Philosophical Society.

The survey findings were published in The Indian Express (Delhi edition) between 10 and 14 December, 2019. 

10 December - Capital worry: Pollution  - https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/capital-worry-pollution-delhi-assembly-elections-aam-aadmi-party-6158923/

11 December - Delhi governance survey: Testing the twin pillars of health and education - https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/delhi-governance-survey-testing-the-twin-pillars-of-health-and-education-6160608/

12 December - Delhi governance survey: Bijli, paani, road to polls - https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/delhi-governance-survey-bijli-paani-road-to-polls-6162592/

13 December - Delhi commuters as voters - https://indianexpress.com/article/india/delhi-commuters-as-voters-metro-bus-women-6164369/

14 December - Response to politics and policy - https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/response-to-politics-and-policy-delhi-voters-aap-arvind-kejriwal-6166051/

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