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|Title:||Audit of Political Engagement 14, 2017|
|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 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.
The core indicators of political engagement covered in every survey aim to discover the percentage of people who:
|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.|
|Dates of fieldwork:||02 December 2016 - 15 January 2017|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults aged 18 years and over who were resident in Great Britain between December 2016 and January 2017.
Repeated cross-sectional study
|Number of units:||1,771 cases|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
|AGE||AGE||BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES|
|BROADBAND||CHIEF INCOME EARNERS||CHILDREN|
|CHILDREN||COMMUNITY ACTION||COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION|
|CONSUMER GOODS||COUNCILLORS||DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT|
|DECISION MAKING||DEMOCRACY||DEMONSTRATIONS (PROTESTS)|
|DISCUSSIONS||DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION||DONATIONS TO CHARITY|
|ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||ELECTION CAMPAIGNS|
|ELECTORAL SYSTEMS||ELECTORAL SYSTEMS||ELECTORAL VOTING|
|ETHNIC GROUPS||ETHNIC GROUPS||EU REFERENDUM 2016|
|EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT||EUROPEAN UNION||EUROPEAN UNION|
|GOVERNING BOARDS (EDUCATION)||GOVERNING BOARDS (ORGANIZATIONS)||HOUSEHOLD INCOME|
|INFORMATION SOURCES||INSTITUTIONS||INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL|
|INTERNET ACCESS||INTERNET USE||LARGE SHOPS|
|LOBBYING||LOCAL GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES||LOCAL GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES|
|LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS||LOCAL GOVERNMENT||LOCAL GOVERNMENT|
|MAGISTRATES||MARITAL STATUS||MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT|
|MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT||MORAL VALUES||NATIONAL ELECTIONS|
|NEWS TRANSMISSION||NEWSPAPER READERSHIP||NEWSPAPER READERSHIP|
|NEWSPAPERS||NON-VIOLENT PROTESTS||PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES|
|POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE||POLITICAL ATTITUDES||POLITICAL ATTITUDES|
|POLITICAL AWARENESS||POLITICAL AWARENESS||POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS|
|POLITICAL CHANGE||POLITICAL INFLUENCE||POLITICAL INTEREST|
|POLITICAL INTEREST||POLITICAL ISSUES||POLITICAL OPPOSITION|
|POLITICAL PARTICIPATION||POLITICAL PARTICIPATION||POLITICAL SYSTEMS|
|SOCIAL CLASS||SOCIAL ISSUES||SOCIAL PARTICIPATION|
|SOCIAL PROTEST||SOCIAL PROTEST||STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT|
|STRIKES||TELEVISION REGIONS||TRADE UNIONS|
|TRAVEL||TRUST IN GOVERNMENT||UNITED KINGDOM|
|UNITED KINGDOM||UPPER HOUSE||VOLUNTARY ACTIVISTS|
|VOLUNTARY WORK||VOTING BEHAVIOUR||VOTING BEHAVIOUR|
|VOTING INTENTION||VOTING INTENTION||VOTING|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||14 June 2017|
|Copyright:||Copyright Hansard Society|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is not required.|
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Zip files contain data, documentation and licence details
|SPSS (Zip)||3291[MD5Checksum: CC3BA53B2F0ED69D9615B32CABFCD11F]|
|Stata (Zip)||3288[MD5Checksum: 786FB8E546EA9918255E785B69D431E1]|
|Tab-delimited (Zip)||3283[MD5Checksum: C37A81AAA6B142324BCC6DE98B1B81BC]|
|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|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|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_8183_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: