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|Title:||Audit of Political Engagement 8, 2010|
|Series:||Audit of Political Engagement, 2003-|
|Depositor:||Hansard Society. Parliament and Government Programme|
Hansard Society. Parliament and Government Programme
Ipsos MORI. Social Research Institute
Ministry of Justice
House of Commons Library
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Audit of Political Engagement is a time-series study providing an annual benchmark to measure political engagement in Great Britain, gauging public opinion about politics and the political system, and more broadly the general health of our democracy. Each Audit report presents the findings from a public opinion survey, providing detailed commentary on a range of measures that have been chosen as key measures of political engagement. Repeating questions in successive years enables us to chronicle the public's responses year on year and track the direction and magnitude of change since the Audit was first published in 2004, building trend data on public attitudes to key aspects of our democracy.
The Audit looks at core inter-locking areas that are known as vital facets, or 'building blocks', of political engagement. Given the multi-dimensional nature of political engagement, the indicators chosen are not exhaustive, but in capturing aspects of public behaviour, knowledge, opinions, attitudes and values towards politics they help us understand the drivers of political engagement and the relationships between them. Across the Audit series several 'core' indicator questions have been asked each year, supplemented by a range of thematic and topical questions, some of which are re-visited on two- or three-year cycles.
Further information about the survey series is available from the Hansard Society Audit of Political Engagement webpages.
|The Audit of Political Engagement 8, 2010 provides an update of the six core indicators. Additional questions about civic involvement were asked of respondents, to compare attitudes between civic and political engagement and to examine the prospects for the Government's Big Society initiative.
The core indicators of political engagement covered in every survey aim to discover the percentage of people who:
|The additional questions asked in 2010 about civic involvement included interest and knowledge of how things work locally, satisfaction with how things work locally, views on the efficacy of getting involved locally, desire for involvement (both locally and nationally), willingness to volunteer in a range of activities, and motivations for involvement.
|Dates of fieldwork:||03 December 2010 - 09 December 2010 - Due to poor weather in Scotland during the main Audit survey period (3-9 December 2010), an additional set of interviews were conducted 7-13 January 2011 to boost the numbers up to representative levels for the region (197 interviews total).|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults aged 18 years and over resident in Great Britain during December 2010 (January 2011 in Scotland).
Repeated cross-sectional study
|Number of units:||1,295 adults|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
|AGE||AGE||BIG SOCIETY (POLICY)|
|BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES||BUSINESS TRIPS||CARE OF DEPENDANTS|
|COMMUNITY COHESION||COMMUNITY LIFE||COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION|
|COUNCIL TAX||COUNCILLORS||DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS|
|DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT||DECISION MAKING||DEMONSTRATIONS (PROTESTS)|
|DONATIONS TO CHARITY||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|ELECTION CAMPAIGNS||ELECTORAL SYSTEMS||ELECTORAL VOTING|
|ETHNIC GROUPS||ETHNIC GROUPS||EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT|
|GENDER||GENDER||GOVERNING BOARDS (EDUCATION)|
|GOVERNING BOARDS (EDUCATION)||GOVERNING BOARDS (ORGANIZATIONS)||GOVERNING BOARDS (ORGANIZATIONS)|
|HOUSING TENURE||INSTITUTIONS||INTERNAL POLITICS|
|LOBBYING||LOCAL GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES||LOCAL GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES|
|LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS||LOCAL GOVERNMENT||LOCAL GOVERNMENT|
|MAGISTRATES||MARITAL STATUS||MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT|
|MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT||NATIONAL ELECTIONS||NEWSPAPER READERSHIP|
|NEWSPAPER READERSHIP||NEWSPAPERS||NON-VIOLENT PROTESTS|
|PETITIONING||PETITIONING||PLACE OF BIRTH|
|POLITICAL ACTION||POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE||POLITICAL ATTITUDES|
|POLITICAL ATTITUDES||POLITICAL AWARENESS||POLITICAL AWARENESS|
|POLITICAL CHANGE||POLITICAL INFLUENCE||POLITICAL INTEREST|
|POLITICAL INTEREST||POLITICAL ISSUES||POLITICAL OPPOSITION|
|POLITICAL PARTICIPATION||POLITICAL PARTICIPATION||POLITICAL SYSTEMS|
|SELF-EMPLOYED||SOCIAL CLASS||SOCIAL ISSUES|
|SOCIAL PARTICIPATION||SOCIAL PROTEST||SOCIAL PROTEST|
|STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT||STRIKES||TELEPHONES|
|TRAVEL||TRUST IN GOVERNMENT||TRUST IN GOVERNMENT|
|UNITED KINGDOM||UNITED KINGDOM||UPPER HOUSE|
|URBAN AREAS||VOLUNTARY ACTIVISTS||VOLUNTARY WORK|
|VOLUNTARY WORK||VOTING BEHAVIOUR||VOTING BEHAVIOUR|
|VOTING INTENTION||VOTING INTENTION||VOTING|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||28 September 2011|
|Copyright:||Copyright Hansard Society|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is not required.|
|Please note:||These data are available to any user for any purpose under the Open Government Licence|
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
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Zip files contain data, documentation and licence details
|SPSS (Zip)||8115[MD5Checksum: F902E68D83BF9F53C7A1697CF3988922]|
|Stata (Zip)||8110[MD5Checksum: 0C7C95E5DC42C5F4D39B0C3B00644C8B]|
|Tab-delimited (Zip)||8102[MD5Checksum: E101C9781301B12BE18EC903462659C5]|
|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|IpsosMORI Omnibus Survey Weighting Information||6872_gb-weights-2011.xls||19|
|Audit of Political Engagement 8 Report||6872_ape8-report.pdf||799|
|Survey Data Tabulations||6872_ape8-tables.pdf||7335|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6872_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
Electoral Commission and Hansard Society (2004) An Audit of Political Engagement, London: Electoral Commission/Hansard Society.
Electoral Commission and Hansard Society (2005) An Audit of Political Engagement 2, London: Electoral Commission/Hansard Society.
Electoral Commission and Hansard Society (2006) An Audit of Political Engagement 3, London: Electoral Commission/Hansard Society. ISBN: 978 1 904363 78 1.
Electoral Commission and Hansard Society (2007) An Audit of Political Engagement 4, London: Electoral Commission/Hansard Society.
Hansard Society (2008) Audit of Political Engagement 5: the 2008 report, London: Hansard Society.
Hansard Society (2009) Audit of Political Engagement 6: the 2009 report, London: Hansard Society. ISBN: 978 0900432 44 6.
Hansard Society (2010) Audit of Political Engagement 7: the 2010 report, London: Hansard Society.
Hansard Society (2011) Audit of Political Engagement 8: the 2011 report, London: Hansard Society. ISBN: 978 0900432 79 8.
Hansard Society (2012) Audit of Political Engagement 9: the 2012 report: part one, London: Hansard Society. ISBN: 978 0900432 83 5.
Hansard Society (2012) Audit of Political Engagement 9: the 2012 report: part two: the media and politics, London: Hansard Society. ISBN: 978 0900432 84 2.
Stoker, G. and Hay, C. 'Comparing folk theories of democratic politics: stealth and sunshine', paper presented at the Political Studies Association (PSA UK) Annual Conference, Belfast, April 3-5, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012 from http://www.psa.ac.uk/journals/pdf/5/2012/10_144.pdf
Hansard Society (2013) Audit of Political Engagement 10: the 2013 report, London: Hansard Society. ISBN: 978 0900432 88 0.
Hansard Society (2014) Audit of Political Engagement 11: The 2014 report with a focus on the accountability and conduct of MPs, London: Hansard Society. ISBN 978 0900432 93 4.
Hansard Society (2014) Tuned in or Turned off? Public attitudes to PMQs, London: Hansard Society.
Hansard Society (2017) Audit of Political Engagement 14: The 2017 report, London: Hansard Society. ISBN: 978-1-911011-01-9.
Resulting from secondary analysis: