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CIRP Survey: High School Political Activities

 
CIRP Freshman Survey
Table 6D: High School Political Activities
For the activities below, indicate which ones you did during the past year. Miami University - Historical Trends   Current Results: 2013
2009 2010 2011 2012   Miami University Public Universities - High Selectivity
Demonstrated for a cause (e.g., boycott, rally, protest)
  Frequently
NA 13.6% 2.6% 2.8%   2.4% 3.1%
Occasionally NA 48.5% 20.9% 20.8%   18.4% 20.6%
Not at all NA 37.9% 76.5% 76.4%   79.2% 76.4%
Mean NA 1.76 1.26 1.26   1.23 1.27
Standard deviation NA 0.68 0.49 0.50   0.47 0.51
Worked on a local, state, or national political campaign
  Frequently
NA 4.5% 2.3% 2.1%   2.5% 2.4%
Occasionally NA 14.3% 11.2% 7.1%   9.5% 8.9%
Not at all NA 81.2% 86.6% 90.8%   88.0% 88.6%
Mean NA 1.23 1.16 1.11   1.15 1.14
Standard deviation NA 0.52 0.42 1.37   0.42 0.41
Voted in a student election
  Frequently
24.1% 26.1% 22.3% 21.3%   23.1% 21.5%
Occasionally 54.6% 49.7% 50.2% 49.1%   49.7% 52.8%
Not at all 21.3% 24.2% 27.4% 29.6%   27.2% 25.7%
Mean 2.03 2.02 1.95 1.92   1.96 1.96
Standard deviation 0.67 0.71 0.70 0.71   0.71 0.69
Discussed politics
  Frequently
39.8% 35.9% 37.2% 38.9%   43.2% 38.8%
Occasionally 48.0% 48.6% 49.3% 49.1%   46.4% 50.3%
Not at all 12.2% 15.5% 13.6% 12.0%   10.5% 10.9%
Mean 2.28 2.20 2.24 2.27   2.33 2.28
Standard deviation 0.67 0.69 0.67 0.66   0.66 0.65

 

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