Community Engagement Survey

This survey will be used for research purposes only. Your responses will remain anonymous and any data that is reported will be at the aggregate level (no individual data will be shared). You may choose not to answer any question. Thank you for your time and feedback.




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1. PRIOR TO entering this college, had you participated in any of the following activities?
  
 
 
Yes
No
a. Joined a group or organization
b. Held a leadership role in an organization or club  
c. Obtained news regularly (through Internet, television, newspaper, radio, etc.)
d. Discussed politics regularly
e. Worked without pay in your community to help others
f. Worked without pay in your community to help others as part of a class requirement
g. Worked on a local, state, or national campaign
h. Attended a march, rally, protest, or boycott
i. Signed a petition
j. Raised awareness about an issue, campaign, party, or group
k. Raised money for a campaign, party, or group
l. Persuaded others to vote for a particular candidate or party
m. Contacted public officials or the media (through Facebook, Twitter, email, phone, letter, etc.)
n. Registered to vote
o. Voted in a student election
p. Voted in a local, state or federal election

2. SINCE ENTERING this college, have you participated in the following activities?
  
 
 
Yes
No
a. Joined a group or organization
b. Held a leadership role in an organization or club  
c. Obtained news regularly (through Internet, television, newspaper, radio, etc.)
d. Discussed politics regularly
e. Worked without pay in your community to help others
f. Worked without pay in your community to help others as part of a class requirement
g. Worked on a local, state, or national campaign
h. Attended a march, rally, protest, or boycott
i. Signed a petition
j. Raised awareness about an issue, campaign, party, or group
k. Raised money for a campaign, party, or group
l. Persuaded others to vote for a particular candidate or party
m. Contacted public officials or the media (through Facebook, Twitter, email, phone, letter, etc.)
n. Registered to vote
o. Voted in a student election
p. Voted in a local, state or federal election


For questions 3-7 please provide your level of agreement with each question.


3. Since entering this college I have increased my ability to:
  
 
 
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree or Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
a. Converse productively about controversial issues with someone whose background or views are different than my own
b. Have my views challenged by others
c. Understand people from other cultures, races, or ethnicities
d. Work with others to make a difference in our community
e. Voice my opinions on campus, at work, or in my community

4. Since entering this college, I believe more now than I did before that:
  
 
 
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree or Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
a. I can learn a lot through my involvement in community or campus causes
b. I am just one person and my actions cannot change our government or social system
c. I have the tools to seek out information about social or political events to develop an informed position on the issue
d. I have the tools to communicate with someone whose views are different than my own
e. I can be a part of something bigger than myself to effect change


5. I see myself:
  
 
 
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree or Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
a. As part of the campus community
b. As part of a community outside this college
c. As someone who values helping others
d. As an individual with limited impact on what happens in this country
e. As someone who has something to offer the world
f. As someone who has a voice


6. I believe that after leaving this college, I will:
  
 
 
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree or Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
a. Work with others to promote social or political change
b. Become a leader in my place of work
c. Help others who may not be as well off as myself
d. Be an integral part of society

7.  Since entering this college, I have increased my knowledge of:
  
 
 
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree or Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
a. Global issues
b. National issues
c. Issues facing my community


For questions 8-10 please provide your best answer.

8.  What individual or group of individuals has the responsibility to make the final decision on whether a law is constitutional or not?
  

9. What day of the week are local, state, and federal elections held?


10.  Which organization functions the most like the legislative branch in local governments?
  



For questions 11-20 please provide information about your background.

11. What is your current enrollment status?

12. Approximately how many credits have you completed at this college?

13. What is your ethnicity?

14. What is your gender:

15. What is your age?

16. Please provide an estimate of what you perceive to be the income of  
your parents/guardians while you were in high school.



17. How many hours per week do you work for pay?
  
 
 
None
1-5 hours
6-10 hours
11-15 hours
16-20 hours
21-30 hours
31-40 hours
40+ hours
On-campus
Off-campus

18. Is English the primary language you speak at home?

19. What is the highest education level of your primary parent or guardian?

20. What is the highest education level of your secondary parent or guardian?