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Exploring capital, perceptions and political activity in Britain and beyond
As Verba, Schlozman, and Brady showed thirty years ago, albeit in the context of the United States, religious institutions can act as important drivers of political participation. They provide social networks and prompt people to develop and use civic skills, both of which can prove useful when participating in politics. As such, the Privilege andContinue reading “Survey Variable: Religious Involvement”
The newspapers that people read were, in the past, often used by polling companies and others as a proxy for ideological views and party preferences. With the decline in (physical) newspaper readership and the rise of readily available indicators of ideology and party preferences, the variable has somewhat fallen out of favour. Nevertheless, it remainsContinue reading “Survey Variable: Newspaper Readership”
In addition to asking about the number of children in their households, the survey also asked respondents how many children they have, whether at home or not. This question includes grown up children who have left home and, hence, has a notably different distribution, as we can see in Figure 1 (above, using weighted data).Continue reading “Survey Variable: Number of Children”
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