In India, Hindu support for Modi’s party varies by region and is tied to beliefs about diet and language
Hindus were the religious group most likely to say they voted for the BJP in India’s most recent parliamentary election.
A Sampling of Public Opinion in India
Most Indians are satisfied with their country's direction and the economic prospects of the next generation despite dissatisfaction over issues including unemployment and the efficacy of elections.
Strongman Modi Chimes With Voters but Seen as Soft on Pakistan
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP party recently scored victories in two state-level elections. A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center this past spring illustrates many of the reasons Modi was able to claim victory in both votes.
Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular
Most Indians hold a favorable opinion of Narendra Modi, and many are content with the state of the economy and the country's direction. The public is also satisfied with the way their democracy is working.
The Honeymoon Between India and Modi Continues
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is riding a wave of public good feeling about the way things are going in India, the state of the domestic economy and his own stewardship of the country.
Indians still adore Narendra Modi
Two years into his term as prime minister, Indians’ fervor for Narendra Modi continues and optimism about India’s direction and economy is on the rise.
India and Modi: The Honeymoon Continues
The Indian public sees Prime Minister Narendra Modi favorably and India's role in the world expanding, but there is a growing partisan divide on Modi's record.
Indians adore Modi
One year after history-making political change swept the country, Indians’ fervor for their leader Narendra Modi has not abated. A new poll in India shows the public’s views of the country’s direction and the economy are on the rise.
The Modi Bounce
Indians give high marks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his appeal is a driving force behind their positive mood. Indians approve of the way Modi is handling a variety of issues, such as access to clean toilets, unemployment and terrorism.
71% of Indians expect first year of Modi government to boost economy
If the Indian public's sense of its own well-being and that of the nation does not improve in both absolute and relative terms, the Modi government may eventually be called to account.
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