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Audit of Political Engagement 14, 2017

Title details

SN: 8183
Title: Audit of Political Engagement 14, 2017
Alternative title: APE14
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-8183-1
Series: Audit of Political Engagement, 2003-
Depositor: Hansard Society. Parliament and Government Programme
Principal investigator(s): Hansard Society. Parliament and Government Programme
Data collector(s): Ipsos MORI
Sponsor(s): House of Commons
Hansard Society

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Hansard Society. Parliament and Government Programme. (2017). Audit of Political Engagement 14, 2017. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 8183, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8183-1

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Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics

Abstract

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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 14, 2017 was conducted by Ipsos MORI between 2 December 2016 and 15 January 2017 with a representative quota sample of adults aged 18 and over across Great Britain. Booster samples were included to make comparisons between England, Scotland and Wales, and between the white and black and minority ethnic (BME) populations, more statistically reliable. The data can also be weighted to match the national population profile. The 14th Audit took place after the European Union referendum of 23 June 2016 which was the biggest democratic event that has taken place in the 14-year life of this Audit study and one of the biggest in British electoral history.

Main Topics:
The core indicators of political engagement covered in every survey aim to discover the percentage of people who:
  • feel they know about politics
  • are interested in politics;
  • are absolutely certain to vote at an immediate general election
  • have undertaken a range of political activities
  • believe that getting involved in politics is effective
  • think that the present system of governing works well
Questions asked regularly but not every year aim to discover the percentage of people who:
  • are satisfied with MPs in general, with their own MP, with the UK Parliament
  • agree that the UK Parliament holds government to account, encourages public involvement in politics, is essential to our democracy, debates and makes decision on issues that matter to me
  • feel involved in local/national decision-making
  • want to be involved in local/national decision-making
Topics covered in 2017 include: the EU referendum; attitudes to referendums; role of MPs; most effective in holding UK Government to account; public engagement with Parliament; support for more referendums.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 02 December 2016 - 15 January 2017
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Adults aged 18 years and over who were resident in Great Britain between December 2016 and January 2017.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Quota sample
Number of units: 1,771 cases
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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AGEAGEBRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES
BROADBANDCHIEF INCOME EARNERSCHILDREN
CHILDRENCOMMUNITY ACTIONCOMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
CONSUMER GOODSCOUNCILLORSDECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT
DECISION MAKINGDEMOCRACYDEMONSTRATIONS (PROTESTS)
DISCUSSIONSDISSEMINATION OF INFORMATIONDONATIONS TO CHARITY
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYECONOMIC ACTIVITYELECTION CAMPAIGNS
ELECTORAL SYSTEMSELECTORAL SYSTEMSELECTORAL VOTING
ELECTORSELECTORSEMPLOYMENT
ETHNIC GROUPSETHNIC GROUPSEU REFERENDUM 2016
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTEUROPEAN UNIONEUROPEAN UNION
FUND-RAISINGGENDERGENDER
GOVERNING BOARDS (EDUCATION)GOVERNING BOARDS (ORGANIZATIONS)HOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSEHOLDSHOUSING TENURE
INFORMATION SOURCESINSTITUTIONSINTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
INTERNET ACCESSINTERNET USELARGE SHOPS
LEGAL DECISIONSLEGISLATURELEGISLATURE
LOBBYINGLOCAL GOVERNMENT CANDIDATESLOCAL GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONSLOCAL GOVERNMENTLOCAL GOVERNMENT
MAGISTRATESMARITAL STATUSMEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENTMORAL VALUESNATIONAL ELECTIONS
NEWS TRANSMISSIONNEWSPAPER READERSHIPNEWSPAPER READERSHIP
NEWSPAPERSNON-VIOLENT PROTESTSPARLIAMENTARY DEBATES
PETITIONINGPETITIONINGPOLITICAL ACTION
POLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL ATTITUDES
POLITICAL AWARENESSPOLITICAL AWARENESSPOLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
POLITICAL CHANGEPOLITICAL INFLUENCEPOLITICAL INTEREST
POLITICAL INTERESTPOLITICAL ISSUESPOLITICAL OPPOSITION
POLITICAL PARTICIPATIONPOLITICAL PARTICIPATIONPOLITICAL SYSTEMS
PUBLIC DISCUSSIONQUALIFICATIONSQUALIFICATIONS
REFERENDUMSSATISFACTIONSATISFACTION
SOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL ISSUESSOCIAL PARTICIPATION
SOCIAL PROTESTSOCIAL PROTESTSTATUS IN EMPLOYMENT
STRIKESTELEVISION REGIONSTRADE UNIONS
TRAVELTRUST IN GOVERNMENTUNITED KINGDOM
UNITED KINGDOMUPPER HOUSEVOLUNTARY ACTIVISTS
VOLUNTARY WORKVOTING BEHAVIOURVOTING BEHAVIOUR
VOTING INTENTIONVOTING INTENTIONVOTING
VOTINGWEBSITES

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 14 June 2017
Copyright: Copyright Hansard Society
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
These data are available to any user for any purpose under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)
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Documentation

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Audit of Political Engagement 14 Report 8183_audit_of_political_engagement_14_2017.pdf 3097
Audit of Political Engagement 14: 2017 Questionnaire 8183_audit_of_political_engagement_14_2017_questions.pdf 340
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Publications

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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.

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