Empirical Study of Interest Group Activity and Membership in Britain : Preliminary Data Report, 1993.



This study has three main aims: 1) The collection of theoretically informed empirical data on British interest groups; 2) The comparison of that data with comparable US material; 3) Improvement in understanding of decisions by potential members about joining interest groups.

Main Topics:
Membership characteristics of survey groups (i.e. FOE, Amnesty, NFU (Scotland), NFU (Countryside) etc.); motivation for joining; method of joining; demographic information - membership profiles.
Date made available3 Nov 1994
PublisherUK Data Service
Date of data productionMar 1993 - Jul 1993
Geographical coverageGreat Britain

Funder and Grant Reference number

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • R 000 23 3025

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