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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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