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Project Title:Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) Module 5 (English Version)
  1. General Information: *Note: The item was tested in German. This is an English translation of the original German wording. The translation does not correspond exactly to the wording in the English CSES source questionnaire.*
  2. Question Text: How interested would you say you are in politics?
    [Wie interessiert sind Sie im Allgemeinen an Politik?]
  3. Answer Categories Very interested [Sehr interessiert]

    Somewhat interested [Eher interessiert]

    Not very interested [Eher nicht interessiert]

    Not at all interested [Überhaupt nicht interessiert]

    Refused [Verweigert]

    Don't Know [Weiß nicht]

    1. Recommendations: No changes recommended.
  1. Cognitive Techniques:Information image/link to cognitive pretesting Emergent Probing.
  2. Findings for Question: Two respondents (ID 06, 14) note that the question lacks a middle category (“Hm, I would say partly so and partly so”, ID 14). After a few moments’ consideration, both respondents decide on the answer “fairly interested” and are therefore able to conform to the given set of answer categories without too much difficulty.
  1. Question Topic: Politics/ Attitudes, appraisals, & ideologies
  2. Construct: Political interest