Description for Chart 10
Participation in political activities in the past 12 months, 2003, 2008 and 2013

The title of the graph is "Chart 10 Participation in political activities in the past 12 months, 2003, 2008 and 2013 ."
This is a column clustered chart.
There are in total 10 categories in the horizontal axis. The vertical axis starts at 0 and ends at 45 with ticks every 5 points.
There are 3 series in this graph.
The vertical axis is "percent."
The horizontal axis is "Type of political activity."
The title of series 1 is "2003."
The minimum value is 3 and it corresponds to "Volunteering for a political party."
The maximum value is 28 and it corresponds to "Expessing views on a political or social issue on an Internet forum or news website2."
The title of series 2 is "2008."
The minimum value is 3 and it corresponds to "Volunteering for a political party."
The maximum value is 29 and it corresponds to "Searching for information on a political issue."
The title of series 3 is "2013."
The minimum value is 2 and it corresponds to "Volunteering for a political party."
The maximum value is 39 and it corresponds to "Searching for information on a political issue."

Data Table for Chart 10
  2003 2008 2013
Searching for information on a political issue 26 29 39
Volunteering for a political party 3 3 2
Expressing their views by contacting a newspaper or a politician 13 12 10
Expessing views on a political or social issue on an Internet forum or news website2 .. .. 14
Signing a petition1 28 25 27
Boycotting or choosing a product for ethical reasons 20 26 22
Attending a public meeting 22 18 15
Speaking at a public meeting 8 6 5
Participating in a demonstration or protest march 6 4 5
Wearing a badge or T-shirt, displaying a lawn sign in support or opposition to a political or social cause2 .. .. 11
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not applicable for a specific reference period
In 2013, respondents were asked whether they had signed a petition on paper and one on the Internet (two separate questions). Previously, respondents were asked only whether they had signed a petition in the past 12 months.
Data not available for 2003 and 2008.
Source:
Statistics Canada, 2003, 2008 and 2013 General Social Survey
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