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Exploring capital, perceptions and political activity in Britain and beyond
There are numerous ways to ask about people’s political engagement and how they think politics relates to them. Two of the most straightforward questions in this area ask about whether people think of themselves as political, and whether they think politics is for people like them. The survey asked both of these questions and randomiseContinue reading “Survey Variable: Politics for You”
How people think and feel about themselves can be an important factor in shaping their behaviour, both in terms of political participation and more widely. One particularly important factor may be whether you hold yourself in high regard: those who think of themselves as having high levels of ability may be more confident, and thisContinue reading “Survey Variable: Self-Esteem”
As noted elsewhere, social capital has many components: the size of your social network, its level of interaction, its homogeneity, and the statuses of the people within it. An additional key component, and the last one we consider, is the strength of the network. One indicator this is the amount of help that people withinContinue reading “Survey Variable: Social Network Strength”
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