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|Title:||Survey of Public Attitudes towards Conduct in Public Life, 2003-2004|
|Depositor:||BMRB. Social Research|
BMRB. Social Research
Parliament. Committee on Standards in Public Life
|Other acknowledgements:||BH 451151646H|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.In March 2003 the Committee on Standards in Public Life commissioned BMRB Social Research to conduct a national survey of public attitudes towards the standards of conduct of public office holders in Britain. The survey was part of a long term study to establish a benchmark of public opinions about standards of conduct in public life and followed on from a preliminary stage of exploratory qualitative research conducted by the National Centre for Social Research in 2002.
The aims of the survey were:
BMRB interviewed a nationally representative random sample of 1,097 adults aged 18 or over in Britain between 5th November 2003 and 7th March 2004. Interviews were carried out in respondents' homes using computer-assisted interviewing (CAPI). The response rate at in-scope addresses in the sample was 53.7 per cent. A report detailing the findings from the survey was published on 8th September 2004, and is included in the documentation for this study.
Topics covered include: current affairs; expectations, priorities and perceptions of holders of public office; political attitudes and demographic characteristics (including educational background and qualifications, newspaper readership, employment details, gender, age and marital status).
The file includes variables in questionnaire order, and some extra cross-tabulation and non-questionnaire variables.
The NS-SEC socio-economic classification was used.
|Dates of fieldwork:||05 November 2003 - 07 March 2004|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults aged 18 years and over resident in private households in Great Britain during 2003-2004
Repeated cross-sectional study
this study is the first in a planned series on public attitudes to public life
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||1000 (target), 1097 (obtained)|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||The weighting variable used is composed of a combination of design weights and non-response weights. These were based on age, gender and marital status.|
|ESTATE AGENTS||GENDER||GOVERNMENT MINISTERS|
|GREAT BRITAIN||HEALTH SERVICES||HOUSEHOLDS|
|HOUSING TENURE||HUMAN BEHAVIOUR||JOURNALISTS|
|JUDGES||LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICERS||MARITAL STATUS|
|MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT||MORAL BEHAVIOUR||NEWS|
|NEWSPAPER READERSHIP||NEWSPAPERS||PARTY IDENTIFICATION|
|POLICE OFFICERS||POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE||POLITICAL ATTITUDES|
|POLITICAL CORRUPTION||POLITICAL ETHICS||POLITICAL INFLUENCE|
|POLITICAL PARTICIPATION||PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL||PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS|
|SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS||STANDARDS||TOP MANAGEMENT|
|TRUST IN GOVERNMENT||TRUST||VOTING BEHAVIOUR|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||16 February 2005|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_5073_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
Hayward, B., et al. (2004) Survey of Public Attitudes Towards Standards in Public Life, Committee on Standards in Public Life/BMRB Social Research.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Upton, G.J.G. (2016) Categorical data analysis by example, Oxford: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-119-30786-0.