Political Ambition in Britain Survey, 2017



The Political Ambition in Britain Survey, 2017 consists of responses to a survey regarding individual-level patterns of political ambition in Britain, fielded in 2017 to an online panel of over 10,000 respondents.

This project aimed to answer the question of why some people hold ambitions to run for political office, at any level, whilst others do not. This research examined different explanations for why some British people are politically ambitious and others are not and assess which factors hold the greatest influence over, and interrelate, to affect individuals' levels of political ambition.

The survey examines levels of political ambition (interest in running for office) across the UK and includes a range of political, social, and economic variables expected to condition ambition.

(Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.)
Date made available24 Apr 2020
PublisherUK Data Service
Date of data production17 Mar 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Geographical coverageUnited Kingdom

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