Research and analysis

Citizenship survey young person module: technical report for pilot study

Research monitoring the effect of the young person's module (YPM) on response rates to the citizenship survey and evaluate the data quality.



The DfE wanted to measure and monitor levels of community cohesion and citizenship among young people aged 11 to 15 years old. The citizenship survey is a large scale survey of adults (aged 16 years and over).

This study aimed to monitor the impact of the young person’s module (YPM) on response rates to the citizenship survey overall, and by sample type to:

  • assess the impact of reminders for completion of the YPM
  • measure the response rates for the YPM
  • evaluate the robustness and data quality from the YPM, including the achieved sample size, non-response bias, and overall usefulness of the data collected
Published 31 March 2011