State Of The Nation

  • State of The Nation: Is bonded labour increasing in India? August 16, 2013

    Today is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State of The Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • State of The Nation: Why is India still the world capital for open defecation? August 15, 2013

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • Low penalties, long trials; bonded labour continues in India August 14, 2013

    Bangalore: Bonded labour continues to be India's shame. Even today, thousands of poor people have been forced into slavery because of low penalties, long trials and no accountability. A nine-year-old, Malavika started going to school 2-year-ago. She, along with her grandmother were tricked by an agent 5-year-ago and spent breaking...
  • State of The Nation: Is malnutrition a bigger problem than hunger? August 14, 2013

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • State Of The Nation: Should gender sensitivity reforms begin at homes, schools? January 25, 2013

    In a survey conducted by CNN-IBN it was revealed the 42 per cent women feel unsafe in public transport like buses, taxi, auto etc. ...
  • State Of The Nation: Is modernisation of police force important? January 22, 2013

    The CNN-IBN State Of The Nation Survey revealed that most respondents said there experience at a police station was neither too good nor bad. ...
  • More women police officers will help in dealing with crimes: India January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the horrific and brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student inside a chartered bus in the capital on December 16, 2012 by six men, citizens have voiced for better policing and effective laws to help women feel safe in the city. The CNN-IBN State...
  • State Of The Nation: Should punishment for rapists be increased? January 21, 2013

    The CNN-IBN State Of The Nation Survey conducted after the barbaric incident reveals that India is seeking stronger laws and stricter punishment for heinous crimes like rape. ...
  • Majority feel rapes will go down if Delhi gangrape accused get death January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The horrific and brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student inside a chartered bus in Delhi on December 16, 2012 by six men shook the national capital, forcing its citizens to come out on the streets in large numbers to demand justice and seek improvement in law and...
  • SOTN: How has the UPA's performance been so far? August 12, 2011

    Rajdeep Sardesai examines who would win general elections if they were held today. ...
  • Scams, price rise? UPA would still win polls today August 12, 2011

    New Delhi: A ruling coalition in the middle of its second term faces a crisis of legitimacy. The government's approval ratings fall. Its record on tackling corruption, price rise and terrorism is viewed with deep skepticism. The Prime Minister's own credibility takes a hit. Yet its share of popular votes...
  • SOTN: How well is the govt handling internal security? August 12, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose examines issues of internal security and terrorism. ...
  • People say terror not linked to religion August 11, 2011

    New Delhi: There is a paradox concerning current public mood on terrorism: public opinion seems to be hardening just as terrorism appears to be fading from the political agenda. Opinion surveys done in early 2009 in the wake of the November 2008 Mumbai terror strikes had found remarkable maturity and...
  • SOTN: How well is the govt handling the economy? August 11, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose examines issues of land acquisition and price rise. ...
  • People hold UPA responsible for price rise August 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Popular perception of the state of economy, as recorded by the CNN-IBN-CNBC-TV18 State of the Nation Poll in association with Forbes India conducted by the CSDS, confront the "aam admi" government with many reasons to worry. Unlike corruption, the message is not loud here. Years of survey research...
  • SOTN: How do you see corruption? August 10, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose examines how seriously has corruption dented UPA's image. ...
  • UPA's image hit as corruption, scams rise August 10, 2011

    New Delhi: In this Independence Day week, State Of The Nation brings you an exclusive opinion poll across 20 states with 18,000 respondents. Corruption and scams are perhaps the biggest talking point at the moment and have clearly hurt the UPA Government. The results of the CNN-IBN-CNBC-TV18 State of the...
  • SOTN: How popular is the government today? August 9, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose examines if people want Manmohan Singh to continue or Rahul Gandhi is seen as the next Prime Minister. ...
  • Manmohan out of favour, Rahul top choice for PM August 10, 2011

    In this Independence Day week, State Of The Nation brings you an exclusive opinion poll across 20 states with 18,000 respondents. The first big finding is on what the country thinks of its leaders. Is Manmohan Singh still a popular prime minister, have Rahul Gandhi's ratings improved as a national...
  • State of The Nation: The corruption poll January 26, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose brings you the nation's views on corruption in India on 'State of The Nation'. ...
  • State of The Nation: The corruption poll January 26, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose brings you the nation's views on corruption in India on 'State of The Nation'. ...
  • State of the Nation: Verdict from Naxal zone August 13, 2010

    This weekend marks 63 years since India attained Independence and set out on its tryst with destiny. We often take independence for granted, but it is apparent that there are parts of the country where the idea of the Indian nation is being challenged. No where is this more...
  • Development-deficit key cause of Naxalism: SOTN August 11, 2010

    New Delhi: The CNNIBN-The Week State Of The Nation poll has found that development-deficit is the main reason for rise in Naxalism in the red corridor. The CNNIBN-The Week opinion poll conducted among people living in the worst Naxal-affected areas suggested that a majority of the people are reluctant to...
  • State of the Nation: 50% feel safe in Naxal zone August 10, 2010

    New Delhi: The CNN-IBN State of the Nation poll has found that over 50 per cent feel safe living in the Red war zone and impressions of Naxal domination have been highly exaggerated. The CNN-IBN -The Week State Of The Nation poll conducted by CSDS has come up with some...
  • SOTN: Sharmila, Shobha De root for young India January 27, 2010

    New Delhi: It's a tradition that has lived for 60 years but there is one tradition that the countries senior citizens want to retire. The results of our State of the Nation Poll conducted by GFK Mode for CNN-IBN in partnership with the Hindustan Times reveals that a majority of our...
  • SOTN: Moral of the story: ifs, buts in Indian freedom August 16, 2009

    Taboo and modernity mark Indian social moves. As many as 73 per cent Indians feel homosexuality should be considered illegal; 79 per cent of them feel that rape and sexual harassment are linked to the way women dress and 41 per cent feel there should be a dress code in public...
  • SOTN: Every Indian is watching the media, blaming it August 15, 2009

    When they said 24x7 media nobody imagined it like this. News channels and newspapers never let the world seem remote; the Internet never lets you lose connection with the world and there is a world of entertainment for you to choose from. Media's growth in India has been phenomenal over the...
  • State of the Nation: Dress Indian, please August 14, 2009

    In just over 24 hours from now, India will be celebrating its independence day. All through this Independence Day week, CNN-IBN and Hindustan Times present a survey on how Indian society has changed since Independence. On Thursday, the topic of discussion was what Indians feel about a dress code. No one...
  • State of the Nation: Ideas not clothes make a woman August 13, 2009

    At the end of this week, India will celebrate Independence Day. All through this Independence Day week, CNN-IBN and Hindustan Times present a survey on how Indian society has changed since Independence. On Wednesday, the topic of discussion was what Indians feel about modern women. India has a woman President,...
  • SOTN: What India thinks of working women August 12, 2009

    New Delhi: On January 1, 2008 India woke up to images of two women being assaulted by a mob of 80 men as they stepped out of a five star hotel in Mumbai. Most Indians argued they weren't properly dressed. According to an exclusive CNN-IBN-Hindustan Times survey, eight out of 10...