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Annexation to the United States, 1964: Opinions of the Urban Public of Canada on Canadian-American Relations (ICPSR 9005)

Principal Investigator(s): Breton, Albert; Alix, J.P.


This data collection contains information on the strength of nationalism in Canada and the reaction of Canadians to the question of annexation to the United States. Respondents were asked for their opinions on the way of life of Canadians as opposed to Americans, whether they supported annexing Canada to the United States, their perceptions of the American opinion of the proposed annexation, the outcome of a military alliance and economic union with the United States, and the effect that the union would have on the Canadian political system and Canadian standard of living. Demographic information collected on respondents includes age, sex, ethnicity, marital status, employment status, educational background, region where respondent resided and the community size, immigrant status of the respondent's father, and the income of the head of household.

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Study Description


Breton, Albert, and J.P. Alix. Annexation to the United States, 1964: Opinions of the Urban Public of Canada on Canadian-American Relations . ICPSR09005-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-06-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09005.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09005.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    acculturation, cultural identity, cultural values, economic conditions, international relations, nationalism, political affiliation, political attitudes, political issues, provincial elections, provincial politics, public opinion, self government, social issues, standard of living

Geographic Coverage:    Canada, Quebec (province), Global

Time Period:   

  • 1964

Date of Collection:   

  • 1964-03

Universe:    Residents aged 18 years and older with telephones in Canadian cities, towns, and villages.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Multistage stratified random sample.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-27

Version History:

  • 2009-06-19 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



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