Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2005

Module: Democratic Participation

This page lists the questions asked within the Democratic Participation module in 2005. Clicking on the question name printed to the left of every question will bring you to the tables of results for that question. Publications and further information on Democratic Participation can be found on the Democratic Participation Resources page.


LVOTENIA: How likely would you be to vote in an immediate Northern Ireland Assembly election?

LVOTEGE: How likely would you be to vote in an immediate general election?

POLACT1: Have you presented your views to a local councillor or MP?

POLACT2: Have you written a letter to an editor?

POLACT3: Have you urged someone outside your family to vote?

POLACT4: Have you urged someone to get in touch with a local councillor or MP?

POLACT5: Have you made a speech before an organised group?

POLACT6: Have you been an officer of an organisation or club?

POLACT7: Have you stood for public office?

POLACT8: Have you taken an active part in a political campaign?

POLACT9: Have you helped on fund raising drives?

POLACT10: Have you voted in the last general election?

POLACT11: Have you flown on business overseas?

POLACT12: Have you flown on a business trip within the UK?

MPCOUNC: Did you present your views to a local council, MP or both?

POLACT14: Have you voted in the last local council election?

POLACT15: Have you donated money or paid a membership fee to a charity or campaigning organisation?

POLACT16: Have you signed a petition?

POLACT17: Have you discussed politics or political news with someone else?

POLACT18: Have you contacted your local council?

POLACT19: Have you done voluntary work?

POLACT20: Have you boycotted certain products for political, ethnical or environmental reasons?

POLACT21: Have you helped organise a charity event?

POLACT22: Have you taken part in a sponsored event?

POLACT23: Have you taken part in a demonstration, picket or march?

POLACT24: Have you been to any political meeting?

POLACT25: Have you donated money or paid a membership fee to a political party?

POLACT26: Have you taken part in a strike?

POLACT27: Have you served as a school or hospital governor?

POLACT28: Have you taken an active part in a partyís campaign at a general election?

POLACT29: Have you taken an active part in a partyís campaign at a local election?

POLACT30: Have you served as a local magistrate?

POLITICS: How interested are you in politics?

KNOWPOL: How much do you know about politics?

KNOWEU2: How much do you know about the European Union?

KNOWCOUN: How much do you know about your local council?

KNOWWEST: How much do you know about the Westminster Parliament?

KNOWMPS: How much do you know about the role of MPs?

KNOWNIA: How much do you know about the N Ireland Assembly?

KNOWMLAS: How much do you know about the role of MLAs?

NAMEMP: What is the name of your local Member of Parliament for this constituency since the May 2005 election?

POLQUIZ1: Are MEPs directly elected by voters?

POLQUIZ2: Are all members of the Cabinet MPs?

POLQUIZ3: Is registering to vote optional?

POLQUIZ4: Does the European Union consist of 12 member states?

POLQUIZ5: Has the House of Commons more power than the House of Lords?

POLQUIZ6: Must there be a general election every 4 years?

POLQUIZ7: Can you only vote in a local election if you pay rates?

POLQUIZ8: Do local councils have the power to set the school leaving age in their own area?

SATPARL: Are you satisfied with the way that Parliament works?

SATMPS: Are you satisfied with the way MPs in general are doing their job?

SATNIMPS: Are you satisfied with the way Northern Ireland MPs are doing their job?

SATURMP: Are you satisfied with the way your MP is doing his/her job?

ACTWASTE: Is being active in politics a waste of time?

SATISVOT: Do you feel a sense of satisfaction when you vote?

DUTYVOTE: Is it your duty to vote?

SAYNIRUN: Do you want to have a say in how Northern Ireland is run?

PEOPCHNG: When people like get involved in politics, can they really can change the way that N Ireland is run?

IMPLIVE1: Does the Civil Service have most impact on people's everyday lives?

IMPLIVE2: Does business have most impact on people's everyday lives?

IMPLIVE3: Does the Cabinet have most impact on people's everyday lives?

IMPLIVE4: Does the European Union have most impact on people's everyday lives?

IMPLIVE5: Do Local Councils have most impact on people's everyday lives?

IMPLIVE6: Does the media have most impact on people's everyday lives?

IMPLIVE7: Does the Prime Minister have most impact on people's everyday lives?

IMPLIVE8: Does the Westminster Parliament have most impact on people's everyday lives?

IMPLIVE9: Does the Northern Ireland Assembly have most impact on people's everyday lives?

IMPLIV10: Do none of the listed groups have most impact on people's everyday lives?

CONTMP: How easy is it to contact your MP?

POLTRUST: How much do you trust politicians generally?

NIVOTOFT: Are people in N Ireland more likely to vote in elections than a few years ago?

UVOTOFT: Are you more likely to vote in elections than a few years ago?

YNOTVOTE: Why are you less likely to vote now than you were a few years ago?

REGVOTE: Are you registered to vote at the moment?

WHYNIA1: Sympathy for: Thereís no point in voting for a suspended Assembly.

WHYNIA2: Sympathy for: I would have voted if there was a strong non-sectarian party.

WHYNIA3: Sympathy for: If they were going to make a difference to me in my everyday life then maybe I would consider voting.

WHYNIA4: Sympathy for: There are more important things going on in my life than voting in this election.

WHYNIA5: Sympathy for: I would have voted if I could have voted from home, using the internet or the telephone.

WHYNIA6: Sympathy for: Even if you think your candidate is useless you canít vote for the other side.

WHYNIA7: Sympathy for: I used to care but I donít care any more.

VOTED05: Did you vote in the last elections in May 2005?

 



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