National Update : 73.7% back restoring Tibet’s status as buffer zone between India & China

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New Delhi, Jan 21 : Majority of the respondents of the IANS C-Voter Tibet Poll back restoring Tibet’s status as a buffer zone in order to prevent border conflicts between India and China.

Responding to query on ‘Do you think it is important to restore the historic status of Tibet as a buffer zone or a zone of peace in order to prevent border conflicts between India and China’, 73.7 per cent of the respondents said ‘Yes’, 13.8 per cent said ‘No’, while 12.6 per cent said they couldn’t comment on the matter.

The survey included a sample size of 3,000 people spread across the country.

Gender wise, 13.4 per cent male replied they couldn’t comment, 72.8 per cent agreed with the query, while 13.8 per cent said ‘No’. Among females, 74.7 per cent agreed, 13.7 per cent answered in the negative, while 11.7 per cent said they couldn’t comment.

Among those in the age group of 18 to 24 years, 12.0 per cent said they couldn’t comment on the matter, 73.5 per cent said ‘Yes’, while 14.5 per cent said ‘No’. In the 25-34 age group, 12.2 per cent were undecide, 72.5 per cent agreed while 15.3 per cent answered in the negative.

As many as 16.9 per cent of people in the lower education group said they couldn’t comment on the issue, 67.2 per cent agreed to the query, while 15.9 per cent said ‘No’.

In the middle education group, 8.4 per cent said they couldn’t comment, 79.9 per cent said ‘Yes’, while 11.7 per cent said they didn’t agree with the query.

In the higher education group, 12 per cent said they couldn’t comment, 73.8 per cent said ‘Yes’, while 14.2 per cent replied in the negative.

As per the survey, 16.6 per cent people in the lower income group said they couldn’t comment, 68.3 per cent said ‘Yes’, while 15.1 per cent said ‘No’.

In the middle income group, 8.1 per cent said they couldn’t comment, 80 per cent agreed with the question, while 11.9 per cent answered in the negative.

Similarly, in the higher income group, 5.3 per cent replied they couldn’t comment, 80 per cent said ‘Yes’, while 14.7 per cent answered with a ‘No’.

IANS

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