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Chennai Youth's Negative towards Civic Rules: Yuva Nagarik Meter Findings- 23-Jan-2015

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Chennai: According to Yuva Nagarik Meter, a research conducted by CMCA, Chennai’s youth fail miserably in attitudes towards Adherence to Civic Rules, one of the domains of Democratic Citizenship.

The Yuva Nagarik Meter studies the Democratic Citizenship Quotient of Young India across 11 cities.

The study also highlights the stark difference between the attitudes of youth in Chennai towards Attitudes towards Civic Rules which is 3% and Patna’s

35%which is much higher than the national average of 13%.According to the findings, on a national average 43% ”agreed” that it is alright to violate rules because one can always get away bribing the officials; whereas 38% “agreed” that it is alright to violate rules because the penalty is small.

The Yuva Nagarik Meter is a first of its kind study that maps and creates a national baseline of the level of Democratic Citizenship among Indian youth. It was launched prior to the 66th Republic Day of India, the date on which the Constitution of India came into force.

The Yuva Nagarik Meter not only tells us whether the Young Indian knows and understands what democracy truly means but also the values and attitudes he/she possesses pertaining to: Rights & Responsibilities, Democratic Governance, Adherence to Civic Rules, Gender Equality, Diversity & Social Justice and Environmental Conservation. The study was conducted among 6168 students and 757 social science teachers from 330 High Schools; and 4374 students from 220 Colleges  across 11 state capitals including 6 metro cities (Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata) and 5 non-metro cities (Bhopal, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna and Guwahati). Field research for this first ever Yuva Nagarik Meter was carried out by Social Research Institute of IMRB International.

According to Yuva Nagarik Meter, the overall Democratic Citizenship score of young India is merely 21%. The report also shows the non-metro cities fare better than metro cities in the aggregate scores. Along with the scores on basic domains of Democratic Citizens, the study also highlights that positive experience at school & college has a significantly positive influence, whereas, affiliation to political parties shows possibility of a strong negative influence on cultivation of Democratic Citizenship.



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