A survey done by Pew Research Center, Pew survey, revealed startling results about the people’s choice about who should rule the country. While the research reflected that 85 per cent of Indians trust government, 55% of Indians support autocracy in one way or the other.
"In India, where the economy has grown on average by 6.9% since 2012, 85% (of people) trust their national government," Pew Research said in a report based on its survey on governance and trust among key countries.
According to the survey, roughly half of both Indians (53%) and South Africans (52%) say military rule would be a good thing for their countries. But in these societies, older people (those aged 50 and above) are least supportive of the idea, and they are the ones who either experienced the struggle to establish democratic rule or are the immediate descendants of those democratic pioneers, Pew said.
A global median of 26% say a system in which a strong leader can make decisions without "interference from parliament or the courts" would be a "good way of governing". Roughly seven in 10 (71%) say it would be a bad type of governance.
With PTI inputs