During the election season, we see a lot of debate around the topic of favouritism by various organizations towards political parties. Recently, Election Commission asked Doordarshan to desist from extending any “preferential or disproportionate” airtime coverage in favour of any party, observing that airtime coverage given to various political parties is “not balanced”.
In order to understand what Indian citizens feel about this issue, Inshorts, India’s highest-rated English news app, conducted a consumer poll to know if they think that news channels are biased towards political parties.
Inshorts, #DailyInsights Poll reveals that93% of urban citizens think that news channels are partial or favour political parties.The poll saw participation of more than40,000 respondentsfrom Tier I and Tier II urban communities belonging to the age group of18-35 years across the country.
Inshorts #DailyInsights are conducted every day on its app on the lookout for prompt opinion of young millennials on present day issues that are faced with on an everyday premise. Subsequent to reading a specific news on the application, the reader can participate in a poll to express his/her opinion on the news. One can likewise observe the results of the survey in a split second and can share the outcomes through Whatsapp and email with friends and family. This consumer poll gives Inshorts readers a sneak peak into the minds of fellow citizens in the country.