01/2012 - Civic Engagement in Louisiana

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Civic Engagement in Louisiana
1. Overall, how much impact do you think people like you can have in making your community a better place to live--a big impact, a moderate impact, a small impact, or no impact at all?
2. How much of the time do you think you can trust government to do what is right? Just about always, most of the time, or only some of the time?
3. Please tell whether you strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements:

I have a personal responsibility to be actively involved in making local community a better place to live.
4. By working with others, I can make my local community a better place to live.
5. How effective do you think political engagement as a way of solving important issues facing your local community and/or country? Would you say it is very effective, somewhat effective, not very effective or not at all effective?
6. How effective do you think community volunteerism is as a way of solving important issues facing your local community?
7. When it comes to political engagement how much impact do you think the following activities can have on making your community a better place to live?

Voting
8. Participating in a government, political, or issue-related organization
9. Volunteering for a political campaign for a candidate or an issue
10. Attending a political rally or demonstration
11. Donating money to a political campaign or cause
12. Writing emails or letters advocating for a political position or opinion
13. If you had a son or daughter just getting out of school, would you like to see him or her pursue a career in politics, or not?
14. In general terms, when two candidates are running for office in the state of Louisiana, which candidate do you think will win; the candidate with the most money, or the candidate with the best policy ideas?
15. How much, if anything, have you heard or read about the Tea Party protests that have taken place in the U.S. over the past year?
16. Do you feel that the Tea Party movement has been a good thing or bad thing for the American political system, or has it not made much difference either way?
17. How much, if anything, have you heard or read about the Occupy Wall Street protests that have taken place in the U.S. over the past year?
18. Do you feel that the Occupy Wall Street movement has been a good thing or bad thing for the American political system, or has it not made much difference either way?
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