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Quebec Provincial Election Study, 1973 (ICPSR 9004)

Principal Investigator(s): Hamilton, Richard; Pinard, Maurice


This telephone survey was conducted a few weeks after the October 29, 1973, provincial election in Quebec, Canada. Respondents were asked for their opinions on the actions of principal labor unions, whether they supported the separation of Quebec, and, if so, how long they had supported separation. Variables document respondents' choice of vote in the 1973 provincial election and the reasons for their choice. Respondents were also asked if they would have voted for Parti Quebecois if it had not been in favor of Quebec independence. Other variables probed respondents' attitudes toward the federal government and whether power should be concentrated in the provincial government or the federal government in Ottawa. Demographic information includes sex, age, education, marital status, occupation, labor union membership, language of interview, and respondent's origin -- French Canadian, English Canadian, Italian Canadian, or other. Data collected on respondent households includes number of persons over 18 years old in the household, family employment status over the last two years, occupation of head of household, labor union membership of head of household, and total family income.

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Study Description


Hamilton, Richard, and Maurice Pinard. QUEBEC PROVINCIAL ELECTION STUDY, 1973. Montreal, Quebec: Groupe de Recherches Sociales/Social Research Group [producer], 197?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1983. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09004.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09004.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    economic issues, federal government, labor unions, nationalism, political affiliation, political attitudes, political ideologies, political issues, provincial elections, provincial politics, public opinion, self government, separtism, social issues, trust in government, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Canada, Quebec (province), Global

Time Period:   

  • 1973

Date of Collection:   

  • 1973-11

Universe:    Eligible voters with telephones in Quebec, Canada.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Cross-sectional random sample.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-19

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