Interest in Politics

Survey Items

How interested are you in public affairs? 0 = not interested, 1 = somewhat interested, 2 = very interested

How interested are you in politics and government? 0 = not interested, 1 = somewhat interested, 2 = very interested

In general, would you say that are you very interested in politics, quite interested, a little interested, or not interested at all? (Alternative: Generally speaking, would you say that you are interested in politics?) 0 = not interested at all/no interest, 1 = a little/very little/not much interested, 2 = quite/somewhat/fairly interested, 3 = very interested

Which of these statements comes nearest to describing your interest in politics? 0 = I’m not interested in politics at all, 1 = I am interested in politics but don’t take any active part, 2 = my interest in politics is not greater than other interests, 3 = I take an active interest in politics

Some people seem to follow what’s going on in government and public affairs most of the time, whether there’s an election going on or not. Others aren’t that interested. Would you say you follow what’s going on in government and public affairs? 0 = hardly at all, 1 = only now and then, 2 = some of the time, 3 = always/most of the time

How interested would you say you are in public affairs? (Alternative: More generally, would you say that you are very, somewhat, not very, or not at all interested in politics?) 0 = not at all interested, 1 = not very interested, 2 = somewhat interested, 3 = very interested

How interested would you say you are in politics? 0 = not at all interested, 1 = hardly interested, 2 = quite interested, 3 = very interested

How interested would you say you are in politics? 0 = not at all interested, 1 = a little interested, 2 = somewhat interested, 3 = very interested

How interested would you say you are in politics? (Alternative: How interested are you in politics?) 0 = not at all interested, 1 = not very interested, 2 = somewhat interested, 3 = very interested

More generally, would you say that you are very, somewhat, little, or not at all interested in politics? (Alternative: Generally speaking, would you say that you are very, somewhat, little, or not at all interested in politics?) 0 = not at all, 1 = little, 2 = somewhat, 3 = very

Generally speaking, how interested would you say you are in politics? 0 = not interested, 1 = little interested, 2 = interested, 3 = very interested

In general, to what extent are you interested in politics? 0 = not interested, 1 = slightly interested, 2 = interested, 3 = very interested

In general, to what extent are you interested in politics? (Alternative: Generally speaking, how interested would you say you are in politics?) 0 = not interested at all, 1 = somewhat interested, 2 = interested, 3 = very interested

In general, to what extent are you interested in politics? 0 = very uninterested, 1 = uninterested, 2 = interested, 3 = very interested

To what extent would you say you are interested in politics? 0 = not at all, 1 = not much, 2 = to some extent, 3 = a great deal

How much interest do you have in politics: a lot, some, little or none? 0 = none, 1 = little, 2 = some, 3 = a lot

How interested are you in politics? 0 = not at all interested, 1 = a little interested, 2 = fairly interested, 3 = very interested

How interested are you in politics? 0 = not at all interested, 1 = not very interested, 2 = fairly interested, 3 = very interested

Generally speaking, how much interest do you usually have in what’s going on in politics? 0 = none, 1 = not much, 2 = some, 3 = a good deal

Generally speaking, how much interest do you usually have in what’s going on in politics? 0 = not at all interested, 1 = slightly interested, 2 = fairly interested, 3 = very interested

Generally speaking, how much interest do you usually have in what’s going on in politics? 0 = not at all interested, 1 = not very interested, 2 = fairly interested, 3 = very interested

Specify the degree of your interest in politics: 0 = absolutely not interested, 1 = slightly interested, 2 = rather interested, 3 = genuinely interested

More generally, what is your level of interest in politics? 0 = no interest, 1 = not very much interested, 2 = somewhat interested, 3 = very interested

How interested are you in politics? 0 = not at all interested, 1 = hardly interested, 2 = fairly interested, 3 = interested, 4 = very interested

How interested would you say you personally are in politics? 0 = not at all interested, 1 = not very interested, 2 = somewhat interested, 3 = fairly interested, 4 = very interested

How interested would you say you personally are in politics? 0 = no interest, 1 = very little interest, 2 = not very much interest, 3 = somewhat interested, 4 = very interested

And your interest in politics generally? Using the same scale (from 0 to 10), how interested are you in politics generally? Zero means no interest at all and ten means extremely interested? 0 = no interest at all, 10 = a great deal of interest