Captured on: 2012-04-25T03:40:00Z
The post also had information taken from a January 2012 YouGov survey about the UK political system. Here are some results on civic participation:
- 50% of men and 42% of women agreed or strongly agreed that being involved in politics was a good way to benefit groups that people care about such as pensioners and the disabled
- Just over a quarter of men and only 15% of agreed or strongly agreed that involvement in politics was a good way to benefit themselves and their family
- Over a third of both men and women felt that being involved in politics and public affairs took too much time and effort
Overall, the post provides insight into the status of civic participation in the UK.