Canadian National Election Study, 1965 (ICPSR 7225)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Philip Converse; John Meisel; Maurice Pinard; Peter Regenstreif; Mildred Schwartz


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This study consisted of a survey administered to eligible Canadian voters after the 1965 national elections. Open-ended questions measured the respondents' attitudes toward the problems confronting Canada and various campaign issues, as well as their political efficacy and trust in government. Provincial and regional conflicts and affinities were explored through several questions inquiring which provinces were more powerful, better off, and worse off. The respondents were also queried about their political party attachments, voting behavior, campaign activities, and attitudes toward campaign financing. Demographic data include age, sex, marital status, education, religion, occupation, and country of birth, if applicable.

Converse, Philip, Meisel, John, Pinard, Maurice, Regenstreif, Peter, and Schwartz, Mildred. Canadian National Election Study, 1965. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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1) Two forms of a weight variable are present in this study -- an integer weight variable (V3) and a decimal weight variable (V4). Both correct sampling deficiencies in identical fashion. The users can decide which form is most desirable for their analyses, but one of the two weight variables must always be used when executing analysis programs on the data. The 2,118 respondents were weighted to 8,193 (integer weight) or 2,719.04 (decimal weight). 2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Stratified probability cross-section sample.

Population of Canada enumerated on the preliminary 1965 list of voters.

personal interviews

survey data



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