Date Asked


Question Type


Positions Asked

Civil Servants

Level of Government Surveyed

County/township/municipality, State

Question Text

In making decisions about what actions to take, people are often motivated by different factors. How much do you think the following factors motivate U.S. politicians when they are making decisions (e.g., voting on a bill, crafting a policy proposal, writing a speech)? Do not think about your personal motivations, but what you think motivates public officials generally. Wanting to...


…appeal to core supporters
…appeal to voters on the fence
...be remembered by future generations
...have a lasting impact on people's lives
...do something of which their parents would be proud

Columns (Answer Choices)

A great deal
A lot
A moderate amount
A little
Not at all

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