In a recent survey conducted by market research firm, Numr in collaboration with Walkify App, it was uncovered that majority of urban Indians support CAA.
66% urban Indians are reportedly in favour of CAA, whereas 34% oppose it.
City-wise, Delhi and Ahmedabad have the highest concentration of supporters (73% each).
On the contrary, Chennai and Kolkata have the highest concentration of opposers. (43% and 42% respectively)
More men support CAA as compared to women. (69% vs 61%)
In terms of age groups,
DO URBAN INDIANS UNDERSTAND CAA?
To find out whether urban Indians truly understand what CAA entails, we asked the respondents to select the most apt definition of the Act.
These were as follows.
a. CAA protects our borders from insurgents and trespassers
b. CAA provides all refugees except MUSLIMS from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh with citizenship.
c. CAA is a measure that seeks to protect Hindus from becoming a minority in the country.
d. CAA is a citizenship law only applicable to certain Indian states like Assam etc.
The majority, 35% of urban Indians chose the correct definition (b). In addition, 29% chose (a), followed by 19% who chose (c) and 16% who chose (d).
Furthermore, more men selected the correct definition as compared to women. (38% vs 31%)
Also, majority of the respondents in all age groups chose the correct definition, with the exception of Millennials who chose (a).
URBAN INDIANS AND CAA
75% of those who selected (a) reported that they support CAA. Comparatively, 57% and 62% of those who selected (c ) and (d) reported the same. Additionally, 66% of those who selected the correct definition (b) reported that they support it.
It is interesting to note that,
70% of respondents who mainly get their News from Newspapers and Magazines claimed that they support CAA. (The highest concentration for any News Source)
Whereas, 38% of those who use Whatsapp as the man News Source reported that they do not support it.
(Side note- to read our survey report on ‘How Indians consume the News’, click here)