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Over 80% happy with PM Modi’s demonetisation move: Survey

The survey was carried out in about half the country’s parliamentary constituencies on Monday.

As Congress has been spearheading protest against the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination notes, a survey conducted across the country finds that 80-86 percent of those surveyed said that the inconvenience caused by demonetisation was worth the effort of combating black money.

The survey was carried out by an international polling agency, C-Voter poll. It carried surveys across the country across different age and income groups. Media reports said the survey was carried out in about half the country’s parliamentary constituencies on Monday.

The report added that the numbers remained consistently high when broken down on the basis of area of residence, income levels or by age groups.

The survey reveals that 86 percent of the respondents living in urban and rural areas said that the inconvenience was worth it. In semi-urban areas, it was 80.6 percent. Maximum support was from those from the higher income group, 90.6 percent of whom said that the move was worth it.

The lowest level of support in the ‘below 25’, 25-45, 45-60 and 60+ was 83.3 percent.

Moreover, 71 percent of those surveyed in urban areas, 65.1 percent in semi-rural zones and 59.4 percent of rural respondents thought that to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes as legal tender was a ‘good move and equally well implemented’.

However, 23.8 percent of urban, 24.3 percent of semi-urban and 36 percent of rural respondents agreed with the charge that demonetisation was a ‘good step but poorly implemented’.

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