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Canadian National Election Study, 1984 (ICPSR 8544)

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Summary:

Topics covered in this survey include the respondent's interest in politics in general and in the 1984 Federal Election in particular, political trust, respondent assessment of the most important issues in the 1984 election, party identification at both the federal and provincial level, exposure to the campaign including the television debates, respondent's vote and reasons for that decision, attitudes towards the parties and their leaders, feeling thermometer ratings of party leaders and various groups, attitudes toward social class, and various other social and political attitudes. Background information such as education, occupation, religion, language, and group memberships was also obtained from respondents. In addition, the interview data were augmented with information about the socio-demographic and political characteristics of the consituency in which each respondent resided.

Series: Canadian National Elections Study (CNES) Series

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Lambert, Ronald D., Steven D. Brown, James E. Curtis, Barry J. Kay, and John M. Wilson. Canadian National Election Study, 1984. ICPSR08544-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 198?. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08544.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) (411-83-0006)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   elections, national elections, political campaigns, political participation, political parties, public opinion, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   Canada, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1984-10--1985-02

Date of Collection:  

  • 1984-10--1985-02

Universe:   Population of Canada aged 18 years and over with the following exceptions: the Northwest Territories and Yukon, some inaccessible and sparsely populated areas in each province, inmates of institutions and inhabitants of lumber and mining camps, members of the armed forces not living at home, and persons living on Indian reservations.

Data Types:   survey data, and aggregate data

Methodology

Sample:   Four-stage stratified sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews, and (1) Reports of Chief Electoral Officers, (2) PARLIAMENTARY GUIDE/HANDBOOK, and (3) STATISTICS CANADA. 1981 CENSUS OF CANADA CATALOGUE 95-941 (VOLUME 3-PROFILE SERIES B) FEDERAL ELECTION DISTRICTS

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