2019 Canadian Election Study

The 2019 CES included two survey components. Both included two waves of questions, one in the campaign period (CPS) and a recontact wave after the election (PES).

The non-probability online survey included a very large sample of Canadians from across the country (CPS n=37,822; PES n=10,337). The goal was to gather enough data to allow for constituency-level analysis as well as proper subgroup analysis of populations that are typically underrepresented in the CES. This design built upon some of the innovations introduced by the Local Parliament Project and is similar to the model used in the Cooperative Election Study in the US.

The RDD internet survey largely replicated the larger online study, although it contained fewer questions and has a smaller sample (CPS n=4,021; PES n=2,889).

In both surveys, the core questions were drawn from previous CES (to preserve continuity) on key issues such as vote intentions, issue positions, partisanship, and political engagement, as well as our interest in intergroup differences and proposals solicited from the academic community.

Because of the large sample size and the ability of an online platform to easily implement complex designs, we were able to imbed many community projects into the larger online survey.

The 2019 Canadian Election Study was 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.

Phone Survey Data and Documentation | Online Survey Data and Documentation

For more information about the 2019 CES, see:

Laura B. Stephenson, Allison Harell, Daniel Rubenson, and Peter John Loewen. “Measuring Preferences and Behaviours in the 2019 Canadian Election Study.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 2021, 54(1): 118-124. doi:10.1017/S0008423920001006

Recommended 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