Lokniti-CSDS along with CNN IBN and The Indian Express conducted a nationwide exclusive survey of Indian Women. About 4000 women respondents were interviewed in early January 2008 across 20 states in India. The survey tried to view women through the prism of transformation and modernity and asks difficult questions of safety & morality.
The CNN-IBN-Indian Express-CSDS “State of the Nation Survey- an Exclusive Survey of Indian Women” was designed and analysed by Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. The findings presented are based on a mix of rural and urban sample of 3998 respondents across 20 states of India.
The survey was carried out in 160 locations spreading over 13 metropolitan, 17 big cities, 11 small towns and 68 rural locations. The respondents were randomly interviewed across locations. The sample comprised of 75 percent Hindus, 12 percent Muslims, 14 percent Dalits and 8 percent ST women.
The fieldwork for the study was conducted between January 10 and 16, 2008. More than 320 investigators of and supervisors (about 80 percent among them being women) conducted face to face interviews at the place of residence of the respondent using a standard-structured questionnaire in the language spoken and understood by the respondent.
Sanjay Kumar of the CSDS directed the survey. The field work was coordinated by P. Narsimha Rao (Andhra Pradesh), Rakesh Ranjan (Bihar), Kinjal Sampat (Delhi), Priyavdan M Patel (Gujarat), B.S.Padmavathi (Karnataka), Sajjad Ibrahim (Kerala), Koteswara Prasad (Tamil Nadu), Ram Shankar (Madhya Pradesh), Nitin Birmal (Maharashtra), Jagroop Sekhon (Punjab), Harish Kumar (Haryana), Baba Mayaram (Chhattisgarh), Sanjay Lodha (Rajasthan), G. A.K. Verma (Uttar Pradesh) and Suprio Basu (West Bengal), Harishwar Dayal (Jharkhand), S.N Misra (Orissa) Akhil Ranjan Datta (Assam), Mangi Singh (Manipur), Rajesh Dev (Meghalaya). The team that designed, coordinated and analyzed the survey at CSDS comprised of Yogendra Yadav, Sanjeer Alam, Praveen Rai, Dhananjai Joshi, Vikas Gautam, Himanshu Bhattacharya, K.A.Q.A Hilal and Kanchan Malhotra.
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