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68% Muslim Women Say They Will Support The Reservation Bill Even If It Does Not

68% Muslim Women Say They Will Support The Reservation Bill Even If It Does Not
68% Muslim Women Say They Will Support The Reservation Bill Even If It Does Not
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Are you aware of the Women's Reservation Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha?
Yes 57.7
No 42.3

Do you think reservation of seats for women is a good move?
Yes 71.4
No 27.4
Don't Know 1.2

Does the bill make you feel that you can stand in an election now?
Yes 61.2
No 29.5
Don't Know 9.3

Should there be reservation within reservation for OBC/ Muslim women?
Yes 64.5
No 29.9
Don't Know 5.6

Are political parties/Muslim MPs taking advantage of you to block the bill?
Yes 64.7
No 22.8
Don't Know 12.5

What factors lie behind the Muslim woman’s negligible presence in Indian politics? 
Islamic norms 28
Muslim men 25.5
Lack of education and poverty  20.8
Muslim clergy 13.1
Not interested in politics 7.7
Other 4.9

After the bill, will Muslim men permit Muslim women to step into politics?
Yes 64.7
No 26.1
Don't Know 9.2

Do you think non-Muslims will vote for Muslim women candidates?
Yes 66.8
No 24.7
Don't Know 8.5

What is the most important political demand you would have as a woman?
Better social status 44.2
Gender equality 31.9
Economic empowerment 23.7
Other 0.2

Will rich Muslim women corner seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies after the passing of the bill?
Yes 67.2
No 21.4
Don't Know 11.4

Muslim male MPs are saying that Muslim women will not be able to take advantage of reservation. Do you agree?
Yes 52.5
No 36.1
Don't Know 11.4

Should Muslims get a special quota in jobs as suggested by the Ranganath Mishra Commission Report?
Yes 60.4
No 22.6
Don't Know 17

Methodology Outlook-MDRA held a poll of Muslim women between 18 and 60 years in Delhi, Hyderabad, Calcutta, Lucknow and Mumbai on March 16-17. Sample size: 518; margin of error +/- 4.30%

All figures in percentage

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