Global Barometer Survey Wave 2 (2011-2013): Participation in Elections

The Global Barometer Survey Wave 2: Participation in Elections measure uses 6 items related to an individual’s participation in elections from the Global Barometer Survey Wave 2, a global survey that aims to explore citizens’ attitudes toward democracy, governance and political reform. Voting in elections, attending campaign meetings or rallies, and persuading others to vote for a certain party are captured here. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

Multi-Country

ITEMS:

1. In talking to people about elections, we often find that a lot of people were not able to vote because they were away from home, they were sick or they just didn’t have time. How about you? Did you vote in the election [the most recent national election, parliamentary or presidential] held in [year]?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Not applicable - 0
Can’t choose - 8
Decline to answer - 9

2. Which parties (or candidates for president if it was presidential race) did you vote for?

Response Options:

_______ [Open ended response]

Thinking about the national election in [year], did you …

3. attend a campaign meeting or rally?
4. try to persuade others to vote for a certain candidate or party?
5. do anything else to help out or work for a party or candidate running in the election?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Not applicable - 0
Can’t choose - 8
Decline to answer - 9

6. On the whole, how would you rate the freeness and fairness of the last national election, held in [year]. Was it:

Response Options:
Completely free and fair - 1
Free and fair, but with minor problems - 2
Free and fair, with major problems - 3
Not free or fair - 4
Can’t choose - 8
Decline to answer - 9

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Algeria
Argentina
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Benin
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Georgia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea
South
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Ukraine
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Global Barometer Surveys (2018). Global Barometer Survey of Democracy, Governance and Development. https://www.globalbarometer.net/survey_qu

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

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