Support for SC/ST reservations in jobs among young adults in India 2016

This statistic displays the results of a youth survey conducted among 15-34 year olds in 19 states across India in 2016 about the share of young adults who support reservations for Scheduled Cast and Scheduled Tribe (ST/SCs) in jobs, based on the respondents' religion. Among upper caste Hindu respondents, about 30 percent supported reservations, while about 50 percent of Muslim respondents supported these reservations during the survey period.

Support for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe reservations in government jobs among young adults across India in 2016, by religion

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Release date

April 2017

Region

India

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

6,122 respondents

Age group

15-34 years

Special properties

Across 19 states in the country

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

In India, scheduled caste, scheduled tribe (SC/ST) and other backward classes (OBC) are officially recognized by the constitution as groups of disadvantaged indigenous people, providing special provisions for their betterment, implementing a 'positive discrimination'. A fixed percentage of the country's government and public sector jobs are reserved for people based on these castes or tribes.

Figures may not not add up to 100 due to rounding off.
Title as per the source: Support for SC/STs and OBCs in government jobs and educational institutions.

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