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Canadian Social Trends June 2007
Canadians and their non-voting political activity
By Leslie-Anne Keown
Researchers believe that the factors which influence whether or not a person will participate in the political arena can be classified into four main categories: socio-demographic characteristics, sense of mastery, political socialization, and news consumption. This article uses the 2003 General Social Survey to identify the relative importance of these different factors on the probability of engaging in non-voting political activity.
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