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\How old are you?

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   - The McGill Research Team




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     About You
1—   Where were you born?
                      I was born in Canada
                      I was born in another country

                                 If you were born in another country...
                                 a) What country was it? ____________
                                 b) How old were you when you came to Canada? ____________



2—   Are you a Canadian citizen?
                      yes                 no




3—   Are you:
                      female              male




4—   How old are you? \
           15               16              17               18              19            20       Other: _________



5—   What is your mother tongue (first language)?
                      English
                      French
                      Other (please indicate): _________________



6—   To which racial group do you belong? (Fill in all that apply)
                      White                                       Arab
                      Black                                       Aboriginal/First Nations
                      Asian                                       Other (please indicate): _________________
                      Hispanic/Latino



7—   What, if any, is your family’s religious background?
                      We do not have one                               Other Christian
                      Catholic                                         Jewish
                      Protestant                                       Muslim
                      Orthodox Christian (e.g. Greek, Russian)         Other (please indicate): _________________




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8—    In the past 12 months, about how often did you attend religious services?


             never              a few times          a few times            once a week      more than once
                                   a year              a month                                  a week



9—    About how often do you pray?


             never            once a month          once a week          several times a          everyday
                                                                              week



10—   On an average weekday, how many hours do you spend watching television?


             none            less than 1 hour        1-2 hours              3-4 hours       5 or more hours



11—   What do you spend most of your time watching on television? (Select up to 3 answers)
                      music videos                        soap operas
                      reality TV                          talk shows
                      cartoons                            news and current events
                      movies                              game shows
                      youth programs                      programs about my community



12—   On an average weekday, how many hours do you spend on the Internet?


             none            less than 1 hour        1-2 hours              3-4 hours       5 or more hours




13—   What do you spend most of your time doing on the Internet? (Select up to 3 answers)
                      chatting with friends                        blogs or discussion groups
                      chatting with people I don’t know            interactive games
                      looking at websites                          downloading music or movies
                      e-mail                                       purchasing or selling things



14—   How far do you expect to go in school?
                      I don’t expect to finish high school
                      High School Diploma
                      Trade or Vocational Diploma
                      College or CEGEP
                      University Degree
                      Graduate or Professional Degree (MA, MD, PhD, etc.)
                      Not Sure




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          In the following questions, we are going to ask you more about the group you are most
             involved in. Please keep only this group in mind when answering these questions.

23—   Thinking about the group you spend the most time in, how often do you participate in activities of that group?


          less than once          once a                twice a             once           several times        daily
             a m0nth              month                 month              a week             a week



24—   In your group...
            a) are adults usually present?                                                         Yes     No
            b) do you have a leadership role?                                                      Yes     No
            c) are young people involved in making decisions for the group?                        Yes     No




      The World Around You
25—   In the last 12 months, how often have you...

                                                                                                           a few
      \                                                                                            never            often
                                                                                                           times

           deliberately worn a patch, sticker, button or t-shirt for a political or social cause

           signed a petition

           \taken part in a legal march or protest

           raised or donated money for a cause

           boycotted certain products for political, ethical or environmental reasons

           deliberately bought certain products for political, ethical or environmental
           reasons

           participated in illegal protest activities

           forwarded an e-mail with political content

           wrote or displayed a political statement publicly

           attended a show or cultural event with political content




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      Other People and You
40—   Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful
      in dealing with people?
         most
                                                                                                                     cannot be
       people can
                                                                                                                     too careful
       be trusted       0        1       2        3       4        5        6      7          8         9      10




41—   Would you say that most of the time people try to be helpful or that they mostly look after themselves?

         people                                                                                                         people
        try to be                                                                                                     look after
         helpful        0        1       2        3       4        5        6      7          8         9      10    themselves




42—   How much do you trust certain people or groups of people in general?

                                                                                 not at all       a little bit somewhat   a lot

        other students at school

        strangers

        people of a different race than you

        people who speak French

        people with a different religion than you (or are religious if you are
        not)

        people you talk to online




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      Your Friends
           Now we would like to ask you some questions about your close friends.
        By close friends we mean people outside your immediate family that you feel
                at ease with and can talk to about whatever’s on your mind.

43—   How many close friends do you have?


          None              1 or 2        3 to 5           6 to 8         9 to 11     12 to 14         15 or more




44—   When you are with your close friends, how often do you discuss public issues and politics?
                 never                 once in a while                fairly often               all the time




45—   How many of your close friends:

         a. speak French as their mother tongue (first language)?

          None           Almost none     A few           About half        Many      Almost all            All


         b. are from a family that has much more or less money than yours?

          None           Almost none     A few           About half        Many      Almost all            All


         c. have a different religion than yours? (If you don’t have a religion, how many of your friends do)?

          None           Almost none     A few           About half        Many      Almost all            All


         d. often disagree with you on public issues and politics?

          None           Almost none     A few           About half        Many      Almost all            All


         e. belong to a different race than you?

          None           Almost none     A few           About half        Many      Almost all            All




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46—   Now, thinking about all of your friends and acquaintances (at school, in organizations, at work, etc.),
      are any of them...
      a) new immigrants?                                                  yes        no
      b) people with a physical or mental disability?                     yes        no
      c) supporters of Quebec independence?                               yes        no
      d) Muslims?                                                         yes        no
      e) gay or lesbian?                                                  yes        no
      f) Aboriginals/First Nations people?                                yes        no
      g) people from poor families?                                       yes        no
      h) Blacks?                                                          yes        no
      i) people from wealthy families?                                    yes        no
      j) engaged in their community or political activists?               yes        no




      Your School
47—   Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your school?

                                                                                disagree    disagree  agree      agree
                                                                                strongly   somewhat somewhat   strongly

       Students are encouraged to make up their own minds about issues.

       Students feel free to express opinions in class even when their
       opinions are different from most of the other students.
       Teachers present several sides of an issue when explaining
       it in class.
       Students do not have a strong impact on how affairs at this
       school are run.

       There are racial and ethnic tensions in my school.

       Anglophones and francophones do not get along at my school.

       I feel treated fairly by my classmates.

       I feel treated fairly by my teachers.

       I often feel alone in my classes.




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53—   At school, how many of the people you talk to besides your close friends:
          a. speak French as their mother tongue (first language)?


          None           Almost none     A few         About half        Many         Almost all       All

         b. are from a family that has much more or less money than yours?


          None           Almost none     A few         About half        Many         Almost all       All

         c. have a different religion than yours? (If you don’t have a religion, how many do?)


          None           Almost none     A few         About half        Many         Almost all       All

         d. often disagree with you on public issues and politics?


          None           Almost none     A few         About half        Many         Almost all       All

         e. belong to a different race than you?

          None           Almost none     A few         About half        Many         Almost all       All



54—   What is the first name and last name initial of your two closest friends in your class? (i.e. John C., Marie J.)

      friend 1:______________________________                       friend 2: ______________________________




      Different Groups in Society
55—   Do you belong to a social group that is discriminated against?
                          yes     no

                                  If yes, on what grounds? (Fill in all that apply)
                                          Age                          Family income
                                          Religious beliefs            Sexual preference
                                          Language                     Disability
                                          Gender/sex                   Political views
                                          Race or ethnicity            Other



56—   In the past 12 months, have you personally been discriminated against?
                 never                 once or twice                several times             many times




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57—   Please rate how close you feel to the following groups on a scale from 0 to 10, where “10” means you feel close to
      the interests, feelings and ideas held by members of that group, and “0” means you feel distant from that group.
                                Distant                                                                        Close

                                   0        1       2        3         4     5      6      7      8     9       10

       Anglophones

       Muslims

       New Immigrants

       Francophones

       Blacks

       Aboriginals

       Whites




58—   Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements.
                                                                             disagree    disagree  agree      agree
                                                                             strongly   somewhat somewhat   strongly
       It is better for a country if almost everyone shares the same
       customs and traditions.

       If a country wants to reduce tensions, it should stop immigration.

       Visible minorities do not have the same opportunities as Whites
       in Canada.

       The presence of too many immigrants is a threat to our way of life.

       The arrival of new immigrants will make it harder for me to get
       a decent job later on.




59—   Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements.
                                                                             disagree    disagree  agree      agree
                                                                             strongly   somewhat somewhat   strongly

       Religious headscarves should be forbidden in our schools.

       If most students in a public school are Christian, there is
       nothing wrong with having regular prayers.

       Religious symbols should not be displayed in our public schools.

       One should first pay attention to the needs of members of one’s
       own ethnic, racial or cultural group, before turning to the needs
       of others.




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69—   Do you think your family is better or worse off than other families in Canada?
      My family is...
             better off               doing about the same as other families                   worse off



70—   What is the highest level of education that your parents have completed?
         My mother has:                                    My father has:
             Less than a High School Diploma                    Less than a High School Diploma
             High School Diploma                                High School Diploma
             Trade or Vocational Diploma                        Trade or Vocational Diploma
             College or CEGEP                                   College or CEGEP
             University Degree                                  University Degree
             More than a University Degree                      More than a University Degree
             Not sure                                           Not sure


71—   About how many books are in your family’s home (excluding newspapers, magazines and books for school)?


           none           1-10          11-50          51-100        101-200         201-500      more than 500



72—   How often do your parents discuss public issues and politics?
                  never              once in a while             fairly often                all the time



73—   Have your parents taught you to be careful with strangers?
         They told me...
              to be extremely careful with strangers
              to be very careful with strangers
              to be somewhat careful with strangers


74—   When your parents talk about their experiences with politics and the government, are these experiences
      mainly positive or negative?             positive      negative


75—   Do your parents regularly...
                                         my mother                              my father
         a) vote                         yes    no                              yes     no
         b) volunteer their time         yes    no                              yes     no



76—   If you still have time, please let us know your thoughts about the following question.
         What does being a good citizen mean to you? (1 to 2 sentences)
      ________________________________________________________________________________________

      ________________________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________________________


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