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Methodology: CSDS interviewed 3,893 people in survey

The Gujarat Pre-Poll Survey was designed and analysed by the CSDS.

Sanjay Kumar, Rajeeva Karandikar & Yogendra Yadav |

Updated:November 14, 2007, 10:06 PM IST
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Methodology: CSDS interviewed 3,893 people in survey
The Gujarat Pre-Poll Survey was designed and analysed by the CSDS.

New Delhi: The CNN-IBN-Indian Express-Divya Bhaskar Gujarat Pre-Poll Survey was designed and analysed by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. The findings presented are based on interviews with 3893 respondents at 240 locations spread across 60 Assembly constituencies in Gujarat.

Sample Profile


Demographics of Gujarat

(Census 2001)

Survey figures



















The sample for the survey was drawn using a multi stage stratified random sampling technique. Four polling stations were randomly selected in every third assembly constituency in the state. The voter lists of the sampled polling stations were used to select some names randomly which were then approached for interviews. Such a rigorous methodology resulted in a sample that mirrored the social profile of the state in all major attributes. More than 120 investigators and supervisors interviewed the respondents in face-to-face situation at their place of residence using a standard structured questionnaire in Gujarati. The fieldwork of the survey was conducted in Gujarat between October 31st and November 6th, 2007.

The Team:

The fieldwork of the survey was coordinated in Gujarat by Priyavadan M Patel (Vadodara) along with his colleagues A Venkatraman (Surat), Hemixa Rao (Rajkot) and Bhanu M Parmar (Anand).

Sanjay Kumar of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi directed the survey. The Central team which designed, coordinated and analyzed the survey comprised Yogendra Yadav, Himanshu Bhattacharya, K.A.Q.A Hilal, Kanchan Malhotra, Praveen Rai, Dhananjai Joshi and Kinjal Sampat of CSDS and Rajeeva Karandikar of Cranes Software International Limited.

CSDS team would be happy to respond to any query about the survey at: sanjaykumarcsds@gmail.com

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