About Us

The seed of CENTRE for VOTING OPINION & TRENDS in ELECTION RESEARCH (CVOTER) germinated within a visionary band of thought leaders led by our Founder Editor Mr. Yashwant Deshmukh. Much before India's corporations developed the confidence and the verve to deliver world class goods and services within the typical constraints of Indian system, he envisioned a world class stakeholder research and consultancy organization more than 20 years ago. Symbolizing the spirit of make in India, for the world. Today CVOTER is a pre-eminent name within South Asia and carries a formidable reputation across North America, Africa, West Europe, South East Asia and Central Asia. We were ranked by renowned pollster Nate Silver on his blog as amongst the more accurate pollsters during the 2012 US Presidential Campaign.

Not content with being only a stakeholder research agency we have successfully forayed into print and electronic media, social research, market research and consultancy services. Backed by state-of-the-art data management and analysis software and a group of highly motivated analysts who look at the future as an era of limitless possibilities, we deliver value to our clients like no other.

Internal quality assurance and tenacious support supplied by our 26 member core team of experts ensures superb quality and timely delivery of every domestic and international assignment we undertake. The company carries out almost 25 international and domestic evaluation projects every year, contracting out a part of its assignments to trusted subject expert consultants to access expertise required for individual assignments. In each case, our core team complements the expertise required for individual assignments. We are structured to support our teams in difficult and unstable environments and have full travel and war risk, kidnapping and terrorism insurance.

We have handled media consultancy assignments in more than 30 countries across the globe. Our list of international clients includes Yale University, The World Bank, ANN7, The New Age, BBC, Reuters, Bloomberg and many more.

Within India, CVoter News Services covered news analysis across spectrum including 15 Union Budgets, more than 100 State Elections and more than 30 international events. Since 2000, as the private media players entered the Indian news market, we have worked with almost all the major stalwarts like‐ Aaj Tak, Star News, Zee News, Zee Business, DECU‐ISRO, India TV, Loksabha TV, UTVi, Sahara Samay, Jain TV, Asianet, ETV, CNEB and many more.

Almost all the important magazines (India Today, The Week, Hindustan Times, Times of India, Indian Express, Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagran, Bhaskar, Malayala Manorama, Anand Bazar Patrika) have extensively published our Stakeholder research, Public perception polls, political analysis and socio‐economic research.


CVOTER has a bouquet of services to offer for our global and domestic clientele. A brief snapshot of our salient services are as follows:

Stakeholder Research

We have carved a niche in the business of polls that goes deeper than seasonal or campaign specific polls. CVoter is one of the only agencies in the region to compile multi-year tracking data via its periodic Omnibus surveys. In course of our 20 year journey in the field of stakeholder research we have worked with blue chip names in the field of International and Indian print plus electronic media. Powered by a world class CATI centre and dedicated analysts, we are a force to reckon with in the field of stakeholder research.

Market Research

The skills required for stakeholder research are easily transferable towards addressing client requirements such market assessment, preparation of concept notes, demand quantification, customer feedback and brand image building. The services are not limited by geography or the industry type. Given our experience in various countries and ready access to top consultants within India and abroad we will be glad to offer you customized solutions for your market research.

Media Consultancy

From providing content outsourcing to training and set up of niche programming streams such as election programming to full fledged turn key solutions tailored for print and electronic media. CVOTER is your one stop shop for your consultancy needs. Not only have we successfully operated in diverse media environments such as News Agency, TV Channels, Newspapers, Magazines and Internet media, we have also delivered value to our clients cutting across borders. We are adept at providing localized and customized consultancy suited to the milieu in which our clients operate.

Socio-Economic Research

CVOTER is proud to have partnered academic institutions, NGOs, Independent Researchers and various Industry bodies in production of socio-economic data and research reports. Furthering the frontiers of human well being was one of the founding motives of our organization and we are proud to have done justice to the same. We encourage individuals and bodies engaged in socio-economic research to work with us. our clients cutting across borders. We are adept at providing localized and customized consultancy suited to the milieu in which our clients operate.

Qualitative Consultancy

Ever felt the need to talk to someone who understands the local polity and culture beyond what the numbers convey? Our team of highly trained analysts and consultants who have years of experience under their belt would be glad to offer you some advice. Not only do we have access to best political analysts in the business we also have a enviable network of consultants who are ready to provide niche consultancy services to our clients.

Public Private Partnerships

Our experience with democratic processes and formidable skill set in determining policy direction empower us to be an active partner of the host government in public-private partnership projects. Sectors such as Educations, Resource mapping, Governance Surveys, Independent Evaluation and Policy assessment are some of the streams that have witnessed active CVOTER participation or demonstrated deploy-able capability to execute the projects satisfactorily.

Recent Assignments

Performance of Modi Government in one year

India TV, May 2015 Click here for more

Analyzing what the business community feels on performance of Modi government in past one year.

Business world, May 2015

The survey was done amongst business leaders of small and large groups to compare their views. Click here for more

Modi365: State of the Nation Poll

Times Now, May 2015 Click here for more


National identity III module submitted

April, 2015

DreamTrust and study of the diabetic children in Nagpur

University of Minnesota

Ongoing project

Survey amongst Sikh Diaspora

Gallup Pakistan/World Bank, April 2015

Data submitted, Publication awaited

The survey was done amongst Sikh diaspora living in US and Canada. The aim was to analyze their feelings and willingness to visit Sikh religious sites in Pakistan

Analyzing Corporators' responses towards various section of society

Yale University, April 2015

Data submitted, Publication awaited

Mumbai Migration Survey-Phase 2

Yale University, April 2015

Data submitted, Publication awaited

Infighting in AAP: What do the people feel about it?

Deccan Herald, April, 2015 Click here for more

Budget Exit poll

Business world Click here for more

Assembly Elections: Delhi

India TV, India News

January-February, 2015 Click here for IndiaTv coverage| Click here for NewsX coverage

Assembly Elections: Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand

India TV, India News

December, 2014 Click here for Timesofindia coverage| Click here for IndiaTv coverage

Assembly Elections: Haryana and Maharashtra

Times Now, India TV

May, 2014 Click here for more

Lok Sabha Elections

Times Now, India TV

May, 2014 Click here for Timesofindia coverage | Click here for Timesofindia coverage



Fieldwork completed for the module:

1. Family and Changing Gender Roles 4 (ISSP 2012)

WVS-World Value Surveys

Fieldwork completed for the modules:


Transparency International

Gallup Pakistan

Survey conducted in Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal

Election Surveys


India TV and Times Now

What youth wants?

India Today, 2013

A survey highlighting the important issues of youth of India. Click here for more

Impact of Ayodhya

Open, 2013

This survey was done to understand the impact of Ayodhya incident and to check its relevance now. Click here for more

Mood of the Nation

India Today, 2013

A nationwide survey to gauge the opinion of the general public regarding a number of issues. Click here for more

State of the Nation Polls

Times Now, India TV

This survey was a nationwide poll done to find the opinion of the general public regarding the political lineages. Click here for Timesnow coverage| Click here for Timesnow coverage

Understanding the electoral preferences of respondents of Karnataka

ITV-9, 2013

A pre poll analysis of people's perceptions in Karnataka Click here for more

Karnataka Pre Election

Tahelka, 2013

A pre poll analysis of people's perceptions in Karnataka Click here for more

Rahul vs. Modi

Open Magazine, 2013

A nationwide survey was conducted to understand who do the respondents score Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi on various parameters. Click here for more

Trust in Institution

Governance Now, 2013

This study is based on a continuous tracking of people's score for various institutes on their trustworthiness. Click here for more

Understanding people's perceptions about miagrations

Yale University, 2013

This study was done amongst skilled/unskilled professionals belonging to Hindu and Muslim religion to analyze their perceptions regarding the immigrants in Mumbai.

Analysing the people's perceptions about human Rights

University of Minnesota, 2013

This study aimed at understanding what the general public thought about Human Rights and the organizations involved with it. This study was carried out among 1600+ respondents living in Mumbai and surrounding areas. Click here for more1| Click here for more2

Understanding the electoral preferences of respondents

India TV, 2012

This was aimed at doing opinion polls on the electoral preference of the respondents in the states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. The sample size covered in this exercise was about 8 lakhs. Click here for more

State card

TSI, 2012

A nationwide poll aimed at understanding the people's choice with regards to the best governed state of India. This study included rating all the states across different developmental parameters and then analyzing the results. Click here for more

Climate Change Study

Yale University, 2012

This study aimed at analyzing the awareness and preparedness of the localites with regards to climate change. Click here for more

Analyzing the penetration of health insurance in general public

FICCI, 2011

This survey was conducted pan India amongst existing policy holders and general public. The study aimed at understanding the feelings and perceptions, fears and apprehensions regarding health insurance in India. Total sample size was 1500.

Sex Survey

TSI, 2011

This survey was conducted among 18+ respondents in Tier 1 and Tier2 cities. This survey was a big eye-opener in terms of likings, disliking, preferences of a modern day India.

Understanding the buying behavior of Youth

TSI, 2011

With this study, 1500+ young respondents, between the age of 18-25 were questioned on their buying behavior and how various attributes like culture, language and region affect it.

Analyzing the perceptions of respondents for infidelity

TSI, 2011

On Valentine's Day, The respondents were asked about their commitment in relationship and what they felt about infidelity.

Analyzing global trends about the corporate perceptions amongst common man

Globescan, 2011

This study aimed at understanding what a common man perceives for various corporate houses and nations. This involved a 1000+ sample size.

Analyzing global trends across various issues

BBC, 2010

This study is done bi-annually across 30 nations on issues and perceptions concerning the general public. The study covered 1000+ respondents across various sections of the society.

Ganga: the life line of India

World Bank, 2010

This survey involved survey of respondents across various sectors of the society along the length of Ganga from Uttarkashi to Bengal. The survey was carried out to analyze the importance of Ganga for these people, the effect of pollution in Ganga, their role in the cleaning drive of the river and the projects undertaken by the individual groups apart from governmental efforts to clean Ganga.

Analyzing, "What urbun Indian thinks of poverty"

UNMDG, Whypoll, 2010

The study aimed at understanding what the urban people feel about poverty and their role in eradicating it from the country as part of UN's Millennium Development Goals, Which aim at eradicating certain social problems by 2015. This was an urban sample with a sample size of 5000.

Analyzing, "What Kashmiris want"

Hindustan Times, 2010

This study was conducted simultaneously in Kashmir, Leh and Laddakh and the Kashmiri refugee camps. The aim was to understand what a Kashmiri youth thinks about his/her future, state of Kashmir and what do they see as the best option for Kashmir crisis. The sample size for this study was 1000+.

Analyzing the Employability Quotient of the young graduates

FICCI, 2010

This study was aimed at understanding how employable are the fresh graduates in India. The survey was conducted amongst CEOs, HR heads of various companies across different genres.

Understanding the penetration of swine flu kits amongst doctors

UNI TV, 2010

This stakeholder research aimed at addressing the need base gap of the swine flu kits amongst the doctors who had used them in the past year.


UNI TV, 2010

This research was a part of the national omnibus to track how many people accepted that they had insomnia and the analysis of the reasons they attributed for it.

Analyzing the existence of "microboredom" in the society


This research was a part of the national omnibus to track how many people accepted that they had insomnia and the analysis of the reasons they attributed for it

Analyzing socio-economic impact of health problems in sex workers in Bihar

UNIFEM, 2009

As part of the broader question of socio-economic development of sex workers in Bihar, evaluated and analyzed health related problems and awareness among sex workers in Bihar (India) as part of a larger UNIFEM initiative. This was a household survey carried out in each and every house situated in the sex workers' areas of the State. In a bid to hone their social understanding, our team personally trained more than 50 sex workers in the state as field researchers.

Personal Damage, Livelihood Problems & Future Risk Evaluation for Multi-Victim Women in Aceh

Channel Research, Brussels, 2005 & 2009

On the one hand, the ongoing conflict in the region, combined with the socio-economic impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami brought about a social revolution in the lives of multi-victim women (victims of both conflict and Tsunami) in Aceh. We carried out a special quantitative and qualitative survey among these women to determinate the linkages between relief and rehabilitation for multi-victims. For every third multi-victim woman personal trauma and mental health rated as a big personal damage and our report suggested special ways to deal with their rehabilitation and development challenges. Besides, we trained and engaged nearly 45 multi-victim women for our field research activities.

Post-Tsunami Relief Evaluation in Aceh, Indonesia

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), 2005 & 2009

CVoter is leading consultancy in the specific field of evaluation of health initiatives and peace-building over the period 2005-2009 for SIDA's Tsunami Evaluation Coalition for Relief Aid Impact in Aceh, Indonesia. Deploying a mix of qualitative and quantitative techniques, the main objective is to identify factors (conditions and program modalities) that facilitate or hinder the Aid facilitation in the areas of health, hygiene and recovery.

Technical evaluation of Rehabilitation & Development in Sri Lanka

Channel Research, Brussels, 2005 & 2009

The objective of the study was to contribute to the cooperation strategy process between various international relief agencies to study the process of relief transforming into rehabilitation and eventually development. Apart from development of alternate housing to deal with displacement, change of approach for future job security, a crucial part of the technical survey included issues in dealing with post Tsunami mental health, medical fitness of family, present availability and future requirement of medical facilities among others.

Linking Relief with Development in Maldives

European Union, 2004 & 2009

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami wreaked havoc on certain parts of Maldives displacing and wreaking thousands of lives. The purpose of this analysis was to assess the extent to which re-development needs of these people were being met; making practical recommendations on how the effectiveness of international aid can be enhanced. The 2004 technical evaluation dealt with assessing the immediate rehabilitation problems, while the 2009 survey worked with special focus on bridging the immediate and future needs of sustainable family health.

Patient Tracking and Feedback System

Rockland Hospital, 2009

CVOTER designed and implemented a pilot project for ensuring innovative methodologies for patient tracking and satisfaction with medical facilities analysis.

Survey of Technical Education in TN, MP and Bihar

AICTE, 2008

We researched and evaluated career and professional perceptions and gauging various regional, social and stream emotional imbalances. In the process we created a system for feedback and monitoring of student emotional and rational perceptions to the diverse range of career choices available.

Evaluation of Media training in the Palestinian territories, 2000 - 2005

Finnish Government, 2008

We evaluated the training program, started in 2000, to strengthen the civil society and democratic processes and make PSC (Palestinian Satellite Channel) News and Actualities competitive with other satellite channels and make Palestinian news coverage equally obtainable than Israeli in news feeds. The basic problems which were to be addressed were: the news, even though at a fairly good technical level, carried still the tradition of the political programs; maintenance and defect detecting were not adequate; need for greater coverage and more diverse items; lack of access to the international news feeds plus need for stronger journalistic approach and visualization; look and presentation of the news. Training was mainly hand-on training in two weeks periods supported by workshops run by local trainers and job instructors.

Evaluation of public perception on disease prevention and control

Zee News, 2007

Utilizing our expertise in thematic and lessons-learned evaluations (to improve the replication of best practices), we have evaluated the panic reaction of masses to viral diseases like Swine Flu, H1N1, Mad Cow, et al for Zee News and suggested ways and means to prevent and control their impact on health and society.

Studying Attitudes toward Sex and Contraceptives

The Week, 2007

The objective was to technically analyze existing and changing attitudes in urban and rural women about use of contraceptives, responsibility and child bearing. Our team underwent rigorous training in handling women respondent and understanding the rural urban divide about women's issues ranging from sex, contraception and maternal health.

Technical Advisor to Evaluate RFL in Middle East & Africa

International Committee of Red Cross (Red Cross), 2006

Global review of ICRC and the CTA (Central Tracing Agency) capacity to act as coordinator and technical advisor in Restoring Family Links (RFL) activities with national societies and governments.

Impact Evaluation of International Environmental Law-Making and Diplomacy in Ethiopia

One of the EU member states, 2006-2008

Funded by UNEP, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Ministry of Environment of Finland, the main purpose of the annually repeated course is to foster dialogue and cooperation between South and North and to enhance the knowledge about international environmental administration, law-making and agreements as well as the negotiation skills and mechanisms. CVOTER stepped in to offer its evaluation expertise in assessing the impact of the program on key stakeholders and recommendations for streamlining existing challenges.

Evaluating SADC Forest Training Program in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

One of the EU member states, 2006-2008

CVOTER was engaged to assess impact evaluation of and recommend ways to strengthen the SADC Forest Training Program in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Consisting of five regional projects - Forestry Curriculum Development Project, Forestry Further Training Project, Forestry Teachers Training, Human Resources Development Project and Forestry Extension Training Project the program also had a SADC Forestry Sector Technical Coordination Unit in Malawi.

Architecture and Urban Design Training Evaluation in Kenya

One of the EU member states, 2006-2008

We evaluated the impact of trainers during four courses for architects (Finnish University degrees equivalent to M. Arch., B.A. or B.Sc. in Arch) in Kenya which had been organized between 1984 and 1992. The purpose of the course was to provide the students with special knowledge and skills in Architectural and Urban Design and prepare them for professional duties in their home countries or in the Third World in general.

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Contact Us

Cvoter is global organization with offices and partners across the globe, please feel free to contact one nearest to you and let us know how we can help you.

1. India Office

A-175, Sector 63, NOIDA NCR

UP-201301, India



2. South Africa Office

ANN7/Cvoter Polls

52 Lechwe Street Corporate Park South

Old Pretoria Rd Midrand,1685

South Africa

3. USA Office

UPI/Cvoter Polls

1133 19th St NW #800,

Washington, DC 20036, United States

  +1 202-898-8000



Careers with Cvoter:

Excellence and innovation at Cvoter is no fluke of fate. Sustained high level performance and service delivery requires commitment and nurture of these values by scores of our team mates. We take pride in recruiting individuals who have a track record of contributing value, diversity, innovation and excellence to our teams. If you share our ideals and deem yourself suitable for a particular profile we would like to hear from you.

Cvoter is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to us. Also, being a transnational entity we welcome job applications from all over the world.


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