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Exploring capital, perceptions and political activity in Britain and beyond
Beyond taking an interest in politics, we might think of discussing it as the next step in political engagement. Indeed, we could reasonably go as far as to describe discussing politics as a political act, given that it involves interacting with others and can often have an element of trying to persuade them of something.Continue reading “Survey Variable: Discussion of Politics”
Beyond asking about whether people think politics is for people like them, and whether they think of themselves as political, the survey also asked about whether they are interested in politics. These are all distinct questions, but people’s answers are likely to be closely related. It is worth asking all of them, however, so thatContinue reading “Survey Variable: Political Interest”
In addition to asking whether ‘politics is for people like you’, the survey asked each respondent whether they consider themselves to be a ‘political person.’ These two questions both focus on people’s relationship with politics but the second shifts the focus from the general accessibility of the system to individual dispositions. The order of theContinue reading “Survey Variable: Political Person”
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