In the UK and eligible to vote? We'd like to hear your thoughts - vouchers to be won
JustineBMumsnet · 20/01/2022 17:41
We'd like to hear your thoughts on politics.
This survey is open to all Mumsnet users in the UK who are eligible to vote.
All who complete the survey will receive an entry into our monthly prize draw where 3 Mumsnet users will win a £150 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).
Click here to complete the survey.
Thanks and good luck!
Standard Insight Terms and Conditions apply
Thoosa · 20/01/2022 17:42
Will do. I hope screams of despair are allowed as answers.
TheLovelinessOfDemons · 21/01/2022 10:10
Chrysanthemum5 · 21/01/2022 11:54
Are they trolling us with the list of gender options🤔
ilovesooty · 21/01/2022 12:02
Done. I hope I made it clear what my priorities are.
GreenWhiteViolet · 21/01/2022 13:00
Interesting survey! The 'would you rather' questions amused me, but were difficult to answer because of the broad range of options involved in 'getting involved in politics' - to me, anything that involves becoming a public figure of sorts (such as standing for election) is orders of magnitude away from something like distributing campaign leaflets for a candidate you support.
Thoosa · 21/01/2022 13:05
I think they’re in line with the carefully arrived at compromise TGs (?)
Spudlet · 21/01/2022 14:22
Done! I decided I would rather do politics than Morris dancing, but give birth drug free over politics. I’m not sure if this says more on my views about Morris dancing (or any public dancing really) or politics
Thoosa · 21/01/2022 14:25
Yes. I wondered who would opt for Morris dancing. Was there one about spiders too?
Spudlet · 21/01/2022 15:02
I didn’t get a spiders one - would definitely take politics over spiders but I am arachnophobia!
TraceyLacey · 21/01/2022 17:04
I was quite offended that they used morris dancing as a supposed unthinkable alternative!
Borka · 21/01/2022 17:04
I chose Morris dancing, I think it would be fun
GreenLunchBox · 21/01/2022 17:45
Haha, same. I put 'get involved in politics to all but the giving birth question as I loved giving birth drug free! They were really silly choices.
NumberTheory · 21/01/2022 17:46
Those would you rather questions felt very manipulative - like the sort of thing I hate getting from political groups trying to manipulate survey data.
RagzRebooted · 21/01/2022 18:09
Didn't like the would you rather questions. Click bait fodder. Nonsense ruined the rest of it.
Schr0dingersreindeer · 21/01/2022 19:34
Would have liked to be able to pick politics and Morris dancing!
GreenLunchBox · 21/01/2022 19:45
Now you've pointed that out I agree .
Theres is no way any meaningful data was collected from those questions. Very manipulative and not designed to show any correlation.
onitlikeacarbonnet · 21/01/2022 20:29
Not sure I would make good interview material as I’m liable to go off on furious tangents when talking about so many political topics at the moment.
Tallisimo · 21/01/2022 20:36
Done. But as usual, assumes everyone who is answering the survey is a mum. Just not the case.
Kite22 · 21/01/2022 21:38
They could do with defining how they are using the word 'politics' at the start of the survey.
I am not party political. I despair at the state of our Government. I get annoyed with the poor behaviour of so many politicians, but surely everyone has opinions about the state of the health service or schools or shortage of police or social care and mental health crisis, or prison sentences or even pub opening hours ?
All of these are politics.
The 'Would you rather' Qs (10-14) are the kind of ridiculous gimmicky thing that contributes to the lack of improvement in society though. I opened the survey, assuming it was going to be about politics, not some student party game
Cuck00soup · 21/01/2022 21:40
Done! Also enjoyed the would you rather options. Especially as someone who would do anything for a decent nights sleep already.
Does letter writing, donating to favoured causes and spending too much time on FWR count as getting involved?
biffyboom · 21/01/2022 21:51
FatFilledTrottyPuss · 21/01/2022 22:36
Done. Although I would have liked the option to explain why despite being having an active interest in politics, and never having missed a vote yet, I wouldn’t vote in an election any day soon.
ClariceQuiff · 21/01/2022 23:07
Have completed, but the 'would you rather' section didn't fit me very well.
- I've never given birth with or without drugs, and never want to, so asking whether I'd prefer this to getting involved in politics is a bit of a no-brainer - like asking whether I'd rather die by slow torture or get involved in politics.
- I love Morris Dancing and it's on my 'to do' list when I retire so asking whether I'd rather do this than get involved in politics is hard to answer as I'd like to do both, and they aren't mutually exclusive.
ClariceQuiff · 21/01/2022 23:11
Yes, see my post above
We all have different hobbies and interests - why single out Morris Dancing?
ClariceQuiff · 21/01/2022 23:31
And incidentally, I answered 'Morris Dancing' on principle .
Seriously, @JustineBMumsnet you should change the wording to ' would you rather get involved in an activity you dislike intensely' or similar, instead of mentioning a particular hobby. Whichever supposedly dire hobby you pick, be it Morris Dancing, train-spotting, watching 'Love Island' on a loop tape or exploring England's sewerage network, there will be people on MN who actively enjoy it.
To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.