52 Per Cent Respondents in Pew Research Survey Say Military Rule Will be a Good Thing
New Delhi, Oct 17: A survey by Pew Research has revealed that 52 per cent Indian respondents said that military rule was a good thing. However, people aged 50 and above do not support the idea of a military junta as they are the immediate descendants of those who fought for freedom and democracy of the country.
The survey report also said that four-fifths of Indians trust the government. The report said,”In India, where the economy has grown on average by 6.9% since 2012, 85% (of people) trust their national government.”
55 per cent of the respondents support autocracy in one way or the other. Nearly one-fourth want a strong leader at the helm of affairs.
Globally, 26 per cent respondents say they want a system in which a strong leader can work without “interference from parliament or the courts”, which indicates that they are battling for a more autocratic form of governance.
“Asian-Pacific publics generally back rule by experts, particularly people in Vietnam (67%), India (65%) and the Philippines (62%),” the report further said.