Survey question - people to rely on
I am trying to measure change in social capital as a result of taking part in a sport.
I have been told that you used the question: ‘Do you have a spouse or partner, family member or friend to rely on if you have a serious problem?’ but can’t find this in the surveys on your website as I wanted to ensure that I set out the responses in the same way.
I have an excel spreadsheet called ‘Measuring National Wellbeing’ from the ONS which contains data from your survey and suggests that the responses to the above question were either ‘a lot’, ‘somewhat’, ‘a little’, ‘not at all’ or ‘no friends, family or spouse’. I’d like to know if they are correct as the above question is more of a yes/no answer but the responses fit more with asking someone ‘to what extent can you rely on……’ or ‘how much can you rely on……’
The spreadsheet also states that the question was constructed from three separate questions but I can’t see what these three questions were.
I would be very grateful if you can clarify these points and also confirm that you are happy for me to use this question in my survey.