Pretest Database
Project Title:Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) Module 5 (English Version)
  1. General Information: *Note: This item was tested in German. This is an English translation of the original German wording.*
  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

    Somewhat interested

    Not very interested

    Not at all interested

    Refused

    Don't Know


    1. Recommendations: No changes recommended.
  1. Cognitive Techniques: 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