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Anti-Politics: Characterising and Accounting for Political Disaffection, 2011-2012

Title details

SN: 7855
Title: Anti-Politics: Characterising and Accounting for Political Disaffection, 2011-2012
Alternative title: Audit of Political Engagement 9 Focus Groups
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7855-1
Depositor: Stoker, G., University of Southampton. School of Social Sciences. Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
Principal investigator(s): Stoker, G., University of Southampton. School of Social Sciences. Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
Hay, C., University of Sheffield. Department of Politics
Hansard Society
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: RES-000-22-4441

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Stoker, G., Hay, C., Hansard Society. (2016). Anti-Politics: Characterising and Accounting for Political Disaffection, 2011-2012. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 7855, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7855-1

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Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics

Abstract

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Anti-Politics: Characterising and Accounting for Political Disaffection, 2011-2012 includes transcripts from 14 focus groups held across the country which were conducted to accompany the Audit of Political Engagement 9, 2011 (available from the UK Data Archive under SN 7098). A key objective of the research was to build on existing datasets to expand the knowledge of an important topic: why so many citizens are disillusioned with politics. Whilst much is known about the public's disaffection with politics, understanding its root causes is complex. This study examined the expectations and attitudes citizens have towards politics, political processes and their outcomes and how this affects their levels of political interest, participation and satisfaction.

Further information is available on the Hansard Society Anti-Politics project webpage and the ESRC Award Anti-Politics: Characterising and Accounting for Political Disaffection webpage.

Main Topics:
The focus groups discussed: participant's understanding of politics, how politics relates to them, how they think the political system works and how it could be made to work better.

The demographic survey collected basic demographic information as well as information about respondent's interest in politics.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 16 November 2011 - 12 March 2012
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Textual data
Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Focus group transcripts
Universe: National
Residents of the United Kingdom aged 18-70 years old, 2011-2012.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: Quota sample
Number of units: 12 focus groups; 151 participants
Method of data collection: Self-completion; Focus group
Weighting: No weighting used.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 13 January 2016
Copyright: Copyright G. Stoker, C. Hay and Hansard Society
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Data List (Excel) 7855_ulist.xls 34
Demographic Survey Questionnaire 7855_demographic_survey.pdf 248
ESRC End of Award Report 7855_eoa_report_res-000-22-4441.pdf 307
Focus Group Resources 7855_focus_group_resources.pdf 270
Consent Form 7855_research_consent_form.pdf 240
Participant Information Sheet 7855_research_information_sheet.pdf 248
Data List (PDF) 7855_ulist.pdf 84
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7855_Information.htm 6
READ File read7855.htm 10
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