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|Title:||Audit of Political Engagement 11, 2013|
|Series:||Audit of Political Engagement, 2003-|
|Depositor:||Hansard Society. Parliament and Government Programme|
Hansard Society. Parliament and Government Programme
House of Commons
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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 11, 2013 (APE 11) explored public attitudes to the conduct of politicians generally and the accountability of MPs in particular. It builds on earlier focus group research talking to members of the public about their perceptions of the political system and what they would most like to change in order to improve it. There was a strong preference in the focus groups, confirmed in APE 10, for MPs to be more accountable. The APE 11 survey examined ideas for what greater accountability might look like in practice. The survey also investigated attitudes to Prime Minister's Question Time (PMQs), finding that the public are far from engaged or content with the most high-profile element of Parliament's work.
The core indicators of political engagement covered in every survey aim to discover the percentage of people who:
|Topics covered in APE 11, 2013 include: electoral registration; feelings of partisanship; consumption of and attitudes to Prime Minister's Question Time (PMQs); perceptions of politicians; preferred mechanisms for accountability of MPs; attitudes to the European Parliament elections.
|Dates of fieldwork:||December 2013|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults aged 18 years and over resident in Great Britain during December 2013.
Repeated cross-sectional study
|Number of units:||1,286 cases|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
|AGE||AGE||BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES|
|CIVIC EDUCATION||COMMUNITY ACTION||COMMUNITY COHESION|
|COMMUNITY LIFE||COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION||COUNCIL TAX|
|COUNCILLORS||DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT||DECISION MAKING|
|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 (ORGANIZATIONS)||HOUSEHOLD INCOME||HOUSEHOLDS|
|INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL||INTERNET ACCESS||LEGISLATURE|
|LEGISLATURE||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|
|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 SCIENCE EDUCATION||POLITICAL SYSTEMS||POLITICAL THEORY|
|SELF-EMPLOYED||SOCIAL CLASS||SOCIAL ISSUES|
|SOCIAL PARTICIPATION||SOCIAL PROTEST||SOCIAL PROTEST|
|STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT||STRIKES||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|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||18 November 2014|
|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)||5194[MD5Checksum: B0B57E96D9CF3D391C925B622BAC909C]|
|Stata (Zip)||5195[MD5Checksum: 780346DAB90B1860AC099576833DEAA2]|
|Tab-delimited (Zip)||5188[MD5Checksum: 736ADBA357E2241803E1DB45DA3140F8]|
|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Audit of Political Engagement 11 Report||7577_audit_of_political_engagement_11_2014.pdf||4002|
|Audit of Political Engagement 11 Questionnaire||7577_audit_of_political_engagement_11_questions.pdf||450|
|Audit of Political Engagement 11 Report on Public Attitudes to Prime Minister's Questions||7577_tuned_in_or_turned_off_public_attitudes_to_pmqs_2014.pdf||3568|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_7577_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: