The Civic Network: A Comparative Study of the Use of Social Media for Enhancing Young People's Political Engagement, Australia, United Kingdom, & United States, 2013 (ICPSR 37023)

Published: May 4, 2018 View help for published

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Ariadne Vromen, University of Sydney; Michael Andrew Xenos, University of Wisconsin--Madison; Brian Loader, University of York

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37023.v1

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This collection explores how the use of online technologies relates to young peoples' political activity and whether such technology use differs according to social background. These issues are examined in three countries: Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The comparative project asks questions about how differing national contexts relate to youth culture and to civic motivations and behaviors. The study builds on and extends single-country cases or multi-country survey research that uses narrow and standardized measures.

Vromen, Ariadne, Xenos, Michael Andrew, and Loader, Brian. The Civic Network: A Comparative Study of the Use of Social Media for Enhancing Young People’s Political Engagement, Australia, United Kingdom, & United States, 2013. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-05-04. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37023.v1

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2013
2013-03-22 -- 2013-04-22 (Australia), 2013-03-22 -- 2013-05-03 (United Kingdom), 2013-03-22 -- 2013-04-16 (United States)
Additional information on The Civic Network Study can be found on The Civic Network Study Website.

The purpose of the study was understand how young people use social media to engage in community and political issues in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

A nationally representative sample of young people in Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States systematically recruited from online panels to create samples that mirrored census data in each country, resulting in a combined total of 3,887 observations.

Cross-sectional

Individuals ages 16-29 who live in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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survey data

2018-05-04

2018-05-04

2018-05-04 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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