|YPOL-100 ||Section: Political Participation|
These next questions are about politics in the United States.
|YPOL-105 [S49210.00]||Section: Political Participation|
Some people seem to follow what's going on in government and public affairs most of the time, whether there's an election going on or not. Others aren't that interested. Would you say you follow what's going on in government and public affairs most of the time, some of the time, only now and then, or hardly at all?
| ||1 MOST OF THE TIME
| ||2 SOME OF THE TIME
| ||3 ONLY NOW AND THEN
| ||4 HARDLY AT ALL
|YPOL-110 [S49211.00]||Section: Political Participation|
Let's talk about [the recent election/the election last November]. In talking to people about elections, we often find that a lot of people were not able to vote because they weren't registered, they were sick, or they just didn't have time. Which of the following statements best describes you:
One, I did not vote (in the election [this/last] November);
Two, I thought about voting this time, but didn't;
Three, I usually vote, but didn't this time; or
Four, I am sure I voted?
| ||1 I DID NOT VOTE (IN THE ELECTION THIS NOVEMBER)
| ||2 I THOUGHT ABOUT VOTING THIS TIME, BUT DIDN'T
| ||3 I USUALLY VOTE, BUT DIDN'T THIS TIME
| ||4 I AM SURE I VOTED ...(Go To YLOC-050)
| ||5 R NOT ELIGIBLE TO VOTE ...(Go To YLOC-050)
|YPOL-130 [S49214.00]||Section: Political Participation|
Were you registered to vote in the November 2004 election?