Tested item F2f problems
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F2f revision Web problems
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Web revision Are revisions the same for the two methods?
I1. How important is it that citizens may engage in acts of civil disobedience when they strictly oppose government actions?
Response scale ranging from 1 to 7, where 1 is not at all important and 7 is very important
The term ‘civil disobedience’ is unfamiliar/undefined (30%) How important is it that citizens may engage in acts of nonviolent protest when they strictly oppose government actions? The term ‘civil disobedience’ is unfamiliar/undefined (5%) How important is it that citizens may engage in acts of nonviolent protest when they strictly oppose government actions? Yes
‘Civil disobedience’ is associated with violent behavior (15%) ‘Civil disobedience’ is associated with violent behavior (12%)
The response scale is interpreted as reaching from nonviolent to violent behavior (5%) The response scale is inter­preted as reaching from non­violent to violent behavior (2%)
I2. How important is it that long-term residents of a country, who are not citizens, have the right to vote in that country‘s national elections?
Response scale ranging from 1 to 7, where 1 is not at all important and 7 is very important
Respondents think of all sorts of elections when answering the question and not only about elections on the national level (55%) How important is it that long-term residents of a country, who are not citizens, have the right to vote in that country’s nationwide elections? Respondents think of all sorts of elections when answering the question and not only about elections on the national level (53%) How important is it that long-term residents of a country, who are not citizens, have the right to vote in that country’s nationwide elections? Yes
Respondents do NOT think about national elections when answering the question and would answer differently if they did so (15%) Respondents do NOT think about national elections when answering the question and would answer differently if they did so (23%)
It is unclear what time period the term ‘long-term’ refers to (5%) It is unclear what time period the term ‘long-term’ refers to (1%)
One respondent says he would rather answer whether he is in favor of this issue or not than rating its importance*
I3. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The world would be a better place if Germans acknowledged Germany‘s shortcomings
Answer categories: Agree Strongly, Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Disagree, Disagree Strongly, Don’t Know
Respondents do not understand what the question is actually about (20%) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The world would be a better one if Germany admitted to other countries that over here there are shortcomings too Respondents do not understand what the question is actually about (10%) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The world would be a better one if Germany admitted to other countries that over here there are shortcomings too Yes
Respondents do not see a connection between the acknowledgment of Germany’s shortcomings and the state of the world (45%) Respondents do not see a connection between the acknowledgment of Germany’s shortcomings and the state of the world (27%)
Respondents ignore the causal relation stated in the question and answer it only with regard to Germany’s shortcomings (10%) Respondents ignore the causal relation stated in the question and answer it only with regard to Germany’s shortcomings (21%)
Respondents disagree with the presupposition(s) that (a) Germans do not acknowledge this or (b) there are shortcomings in Germany (20%) Respondents disagree with the presupposition(s) that (a) Germans do not acknowledge this or (b) there are shortcomings in Germany (8%)
I4. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: I feel more like a citizen of the world, and thus connected to the world as a whole, and less as a citizen of a particular country
Answer categories: Agree Strongly, Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Disagree, Disagree Strongly, Don’t Know
The term ‘citizen of the world’ is understood incorrectly:
  1. Due to globalization (import/export of goods), we are connected to the whole world (10%)
  2. Citizen of the world=inhabitant of the world (15%)
  3. Due to modern media (Internet) we are connected to the whole world (10%)
  4. Due to migration we live in a multi-cultural society (5%)*
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: I feel more connected to the world as a whole than to a particular country The term ‘citizen of the world’ is understood incorrectly:
  1. Due to globalization (import/export of goods), we are connected to the whole world (8%)
  2. Citizen of the world=inhabitant of the world (13%)
  3. Due to modern media (Internet) we are connected to the whole world (6%)
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: I feel more connected to the world as a whole than to a particular country Yes
The term ‘citizen of the world’ is unfamiliar (2%)*