Monday, March 21, 2011

Perceptions of Advanced Capitalism and Corporation Influence upon American Middle Class and Individual Political Efficacy in Post-Modern America

Whether you can participate or not, I would appreciate you sharing this with your colleagues, friends and lists to help gain participation!

To Whom It May Concern:

I humbly request your participation and invite you to be a respondent in my Dissertation research studying perceptions of corporate power and power elites influence upon public policy and upon personal capability to make social change. It is hoped that this research will contribute to the understanding of corporate power impact upon personal willingness to participate in politics (e.g. voting or activism).

With your permission, the survey will be conducted as an anonymous online survey. All information from the survey collection will be confidential, considered anonymous and your identity will be protected at all times. Participation is strictly on voluntary basis, and you may withdraw participation at any time.

For this study, I am seeking the following respondents who:
-A self-identifying middle class, English-speaking, white male from Generation X.
-Voted in 2008 Presidential election and identifies as independent.
-Has bachelors degree, non-union, employed by a for-profit corporation.
-Does not generally vote based upon a specific cause or issue.
-Has observed company culture where they are employed.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to participate in this study, simply go to the site listed and follow the link to begin the survey. If you need to contact me or have questions, please contact me by phone (319.621.6807), log on to the web page the or email (

If you don’t wish to participate, no one will contact you, and your anonymity will remain protected.
Thank you for considering participation in this study.

Tony Hansen