Digital Survey, New Delhi. ABP-CVoter-IANS State of the States 2021 Tracker has revealed that 51.2 per cent of Manipur’s population expects its standard of living to improve in the next one year by 2022. Similarly, people of Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have voted in favor of better days with 29.5 per cent, 18.9 per cent, 31.3 per cent and 29.3 per cent. The question was whether they think their standard of living will improve in the next one year. Among the states surveyed, Punjab is the only state where 28.7 percent of people have gone with the impaired option and outperformed those who answered positive by about 10 percent (9.8 percent to be specific). Manipur is followed by Punjab in the number of say no and 28.2 percent of the people surveyed believe that their situation will not improve even after a year from now.
In Goa, 25.5 per cent people believe that their quality of life will decline, as 7.9 per cent of the population surveyed have opted to stay the same.
In the northern states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, 24.9 per cent and 23.7 per cent of the population have gone with the impaired option. Meanwhile, 11.3 per cent in the hill state and 6.5 per cent in the adjoining state of Uttar Pradesh feel that their way of life will remain the same.
Similarly, 9.1 per cent in Manipur and 7.7 per cent in Punjab have chosen the middle path.
The northeastern state of Manipur, which has the highest percentage of optimistic voters, recorded 11.6 per cent of those who went with the say no option – the lowest among the five states.
Meanwhile, 37.1 per cent in Goa, 44.8 per cent in Punjab, 38.5 per cent in Uttar Pradesh and 34.5 per cent in Uttarakhand are uncertain about the future of their standard of living.
The total sample size is 98,121 with 50,936 people in Uttar Pradesh, 18,642 in Punjab, 13,975 in Uttarakhand, 13,048 in Goa and 1,520 in the northeastern state of Manipur.
A total of 690 seats were covered in the survey, including 403 in Uttar Pradesh, 117 in Punjab, 70 in Uttarakhand and 40 and 60 in Goa and Manipur.