Youth Participatory Politics Survey Project, 2013

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Cohen, Cathy
  • Kahne, Joseph
Other Title
  • YPPSP, 2013 (Alternative Title)
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
civic engagement; community involvement; digital communications; media influence; news media; political activism; political attitudes; political awareness; political participation; race; social activism; social media; technology; young adults; youths
  • Abstract

    The Youth Participatory Politics Survey Project (YPPSP) has conducted this survey which includes questions that examine the quantity, quality, and equality of youth new media practices; as well as political and civic attitudes, behavior, and engagement (collectively referred to as "participatory politics"). The study was conducted in three waves between 2011 and 2015, and this is the second wave of the Youth Participatory Politics Survey Project (YPPSP). The wave 2 survey collected data from 2,343 respondents ages 15-27. The survey was administered from July 2013 to November 2013 through the survey vendor Gesellschaft fur Konsumforschung (GfK) (Society for Consumer Research, formerly Knowledge Networks). It was administered online and by phone, and includes oversamples of African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latino respondents. The survey includes questions about political and civic attitudes, media practices, community involvement, political engagement, news sources, and social influences. Demographic variables include age, race, education, income, and gender. YPPSP wave 1 data is also available via ICPSR. Please see Youth Participatory Politics Survey Project, 2011 for the study homepage.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to capture the opinions, attitudes, and beliefs of youth and young adults aged 15-27 about news media, and to gain a better understanding of the impact of these new forms of communication on their lives.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Youth Participatory Politics Survey Project, 2013
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2013-07-08--2013-11-07
  • 2013-07-08 / 2013-11-07
  • Collection date: 2013-07-08--2013-11-07
  • 2013-07-08 / 2013-11-07
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Youth age 15-27 Smallest Geographic Unit: State
The target population consists of the following: youth aged 15-27 in four race/ethnicity groups (White non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, Asian non-Hispanic, Hispanic). To sample the population, GfK Group (formerly Knowledge Networks) sampled households from its KnowledgePanel, a probability-based web panel designed to be representative of the United States. The KnowledgePanel sample was implemented in two ways: a direct sample of those aged 18-27, and a sample of parents of persons aged 15-27. The direct sample proceeded immediately to the survey without screening. In the parent sample, the initial respondent was first asked the number of persons in the household aged 15-27 and was then asked for the race/ethnicity of each of those persons. If the household did not have at least one person who was age and race/ethnicity eligible, the screener terminated at that point. Otherwise, one eligible household member was selected for the survey. Because KnowledgePanel was not expected to yield enough sample to hit all of the desired age by race/ethnicity targets for the project, an additional probability-based sample was implemented using the U.S. Postal Service Delivery Sequence File as the sample frame. For more details regarding this additional sampling process, please refer to the accompanying documentation.
Collection Mode
  • telephone interview
  • web-based survey
Funding insitution(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (10-96384).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36849 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36849.v1

Update Metadata: 2018-01-26 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-01-26