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Welcome to the 2019 Canadian Election Study

Welcome to the 2019 Canadian Election Study

Voting and elections are the most basic elements of democracy. Since 1965, the understanding of electoral democracy in Canada has been greatly enhanced by the Canadian Election Study, a large-scale survey of citizens conducted each election year.

Throughout its long history, the CES has been a rich source of data on Canadians' political behaviour and attitudes, measuring preferences on key political issues such as free trade with the US, social spending and Quebec’s place in Canada; political actors, such as parties, party leaders and the government; and social concerns, such as women’s place in the home, support for immigration, and attitudes toward gays and lesbians; as well as political preferences and engagement. These data provide an unparalleled snapshot and record of Canadian society and political life.

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Canadian Election Study, led by Laura Stephenson, Allison Harell, Daniel Rubenson and Peter Loewen. This version of the CES continues the rich legacy of five decades of research while also introducing innovation in scale, methods and design.

If you are looking for past datasets, please visit the Canadian Opinion Research Archive or the 2015 CES team website.

 

2019 CES Data Available

We are thrilled to announce that the 2019 Canadian Election Study data is now publicly available! The CES this year included a dual-mode, two-wave data collection with a rolling cross-section during the 2019 federal election campaign and a post-election follow-up survey.

The online survey data (n=37,822) and documentation can be accessed here: https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/DUS88V and the phone survey data (n=4021) and documentation here: https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/8RHLG1.

Thanks to the CES team, Laura Stephenson, Allison Harell, Daniel Rubenson and Peter Loewen, for their hard work, as well as the invaluable research support provided by Joanie Bouchard, Laura French Bourgeois and Ben Allen Stevens.

We’re excited to read the fascinating research that will be facilitated by these data. We ask that researchers using the data please use the following citations:

Stephenson, Laura B; Harell, Allison; Rubenson, Daniel; Loewen, Peter John, 2020, "2019 Canadian Election Study - Online Survey", https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/DUS88V, Harvard Dataverse, V1

Stephenson, Laura B; Harell, Allison; Rubenson, Daniel; Loewen, Peter John, 2020, "2019 Canadian Election Study - Phone Survey", https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/8RHLG1, Harvard Dataverse, V1