Recently came across a report in Scoopwhoop which states that 41% youth in India thinks women must accept violence! Stunned after reading the title of this report “41% Youth Say Women Must Accept Violence….” I did a deep dive to understand the analysis process. The report quoted The Children's Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA) who studied 10542 youth and 757 social science teachers across 11 cities to understand attitudes of young Indian students towards ideals like "Rights & Responsibilities, Democratic Governance, Adherence to Civic Rules, Gender Equality, Diversity & Social Justice and Environmental Conservation. " after reading the qualitative survey report which was presented in a chart format I found nowhere it is mentioned that Indian youth says women “must” accept violence! Rather, the survey noted 41% youth agreed that women “have no choice but to accept a certain degree of violence”.
Strange, how the same inference was portrayed in a different tone. Having ‘no choise” and ‘must accept’ do have different connotations. Also, I would like to know what the question was and what the options to select were. Also, if it was the open ended question then on which context this question was asked. The main website of the NGO who conducted the survey stated The Yuva Nagarik Meter (YNM) is CMCA’s pioneering national benchmark study to establish a baseline of democratic citizenship values and attitudes of youth in Urban India. Unfortunately the report is not available in the website to examine but it’s scary of how others interpret it with twist!
Data interpretation indeed is crucial cause media doesn’t bother about survey but the inference.
You can read the report here: http://www.scoopwhoop.com/news/what-of-the-future/ and here’s the NGO who has conducted the survey : http://www.cmcaindia.org/yuva-nagarik-meter/