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Canadian Census and Election Data, 1908-1968 (ICPSR 39) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection contains seven files of Canadian census and election data, each corresponding to a particular electoral period when the number of constituencies was fixed. The data files include returns from the federal elections of 1908 and 1911 and data from the 1911 Census (Part 1), the elections of 1917 and 1921 and the 1921 Census (Part 2), the elections of 1925, 1926, and 1930 (Part 3), the elections of 1935, 1940, and 1945 (Part 4), the election of 1949 and the 1951 Census (Part 5), the elections of 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, and 1965 and the 1961 Census (Part 6), and the election of 1968 (Part 7). The election data include information on the total valid vote cast and the percentage of the total vote received by each of the major parties, including the Conservative, Liberal, Socialist, Labor, Independent, Progressive, CCF, Social Credit, NDP, and Creditiste parties, as well as a total for all other parties. The census data provide demographic information on religion, including Anglican, Baptist, Jewish, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, United Church, and other denominational sects, and ethnic origin, including British, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Russian, Polish, Asiatic, Native, and others, as well as information on age, education, occupation, and income from the 1961 Census.

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  • One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.

  • These data are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Because you are not logged in, we cannot verify that you will be able to download these data.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  1911 Census, 1908 and 1911 Elections Data - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
DS2:  1921 Census, 1917 and 1921 Elections Data - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
DS3:  1925, 1926, and 1930 Elections Data - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
DS4:  1935, 1940, and 1945 Elections Data - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
DS5:  1951 Census and 1949 Election Data - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
DS6:  1961 Census, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, and 1965 Elections Data - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
DS7:  1968 Election - Download All Files (0.8 MB)

Study Description

Citation

Blake, Donald E. Canadian Census and Election Data, 1908-1968. ICPSR00039-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-08-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00039.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, election returns, elections, national elections, political attitudes, political parties, voters, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   Canada, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1908--1968

Data Types:   aggregate data, census/enumeration data, survey data

Methodology

Data Source:

(1) CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARY GUIDE, (2) CANADA VOTES, (3) REPORT OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, (4) CENSUS OF CANADA, 1911, 1921, and 1961, and (5) CENSUS OF CANADA, 1951

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2011-08-11 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 8 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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