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Measures a respondent's level of political engagement, which can be assessed along multiple dimensions such as voting, campaigning, or being informed about political issues

Below are 123 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.

ASOCLHLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

ASOCLWLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

Q43C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q43E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

MEETING from General Social Survey, 2002

VCF0921 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0912 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0742 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0741 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0740 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0739 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0737 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0721 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0718 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

PACTATT from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

VCF0939 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

GOVOTE06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

VCF9021 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

MARCH98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

MARCH06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

VOTERR98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

VOTERR06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

POLITC98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

POLITC06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

POLACT from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

VCF0930 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

BUTTON from American National Election Studies, 2000

CONT CANDP from American National Election Studies, 2000

CONT$PARTY from American National Election Studies, 2000

ATTRALLY from General Social Survey, 2004

POLFUNDS from General Social Survey, 2004

MEET_ATT from American National Election Studies, 2004

CONTR_MN from American National Election Studies, 2004

PARTY from American National Election Studies, 2004

PRTY_WHC from American National Election Studies, 2004

VOTE_EXP from American National Election Studies, 2004

CPG WORK from American National Election Studies, 2000

MEETING from General Social Survey, 2000

DONTE from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

RALLY from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

W6B5 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W2AB2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

V085200G from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

SA_MEET from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

PO_GAVE from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

W2B5 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W2B12 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W6Y28 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W6AB2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

PO_ATT from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

W6B9 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W6Y8 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W6Y9 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W6Y27 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W1B9 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

VOTE2004 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

POLMTG94 from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

W2B14 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

V085034 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

TOTPOL from General Social Survey, 1996

W1B5 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

SWING08 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

VOTE94 from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

PARTYLN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

GIVPOL from General Social Survey, 1996

V085033 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

PVOTE04A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

V085034A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

V085036A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

V085183 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

V085196 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

V085199G from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

V085199H from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

V085030 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

V085200H from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

W11ZD27 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W11A2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W9B5 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W9AB2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

PVOTE04A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

V085201H from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

W1A2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

V085201G from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

W11ZD28 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

PVOTA from Muslim American Survey, 2007

POL_MEET from American National Election Studies, 2002

CANDCONT from American National Election Studies, 2002

GIVE from American National Election Studies, 2002

GIVE2 from American National Election Studies, 2002

VOTE3 from American National Election Studies, 2002

VOTE2 from American National Election Studies, 2002

PVOTE04A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

VOTING from Generation Next Survey, 2006

VREGSUM from American National Election Studies, 2002

I9VOTE from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

VOTENTH from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

R9VOTE from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

PVOTE04A from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

PROTEST from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

CP3 from America's Evangelicals

RELALT1 from America's Evangelicals

RELALT2 from America's Evangelicals

RELALT21 from America's Evangelicals

RELALT22 from America's Evangelicals

VOTE04 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

V187D from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

RALLY from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

METTWNHL from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLPOLIT from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

RALLY from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

CAMP_OTH from News Interest Index, March 2004

GIVEPOL from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

MONEYPOL from Middletown Area Study, 2004

ATTPOL from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

CLINDOLE from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

CVOTE06A from December 2006 Values Update Survey

ACTGIVE1 from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

ACTGIVE2 from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

VTECNGRS from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Nonvoters

VOTE1980 from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Nonvoters

VTECNGRS from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters

VOTE1980 from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters

WILLVOTE from Middletown Area Study, 1998



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