2021 Canadian Election Study

The CES 2021 consisted of two rounds of survey, a campaign period survey (CPS) and a post-election survey (PES). The CPS included three waves of surveys: “CPS”, “CPS Modules”, and “CPS Oversample” which were merged together, resulting in the final sample of 20,968. Sampling for the CPS occurred from August 17 to September 19, 2021. The Post-Election Survey occurred from September 23 to October 4, 2021, resulting in a sample of 15,069.

The core questions of the survey were drawn from previous CES (to preserve continuity) on key issues such as vote intentions, issue positions, partisanship, and political engagement.

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 survey.

The 2021 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.

Data and Documentation

Recommended Citation:

Stephenson, Laura B; Harell, Allison; Rubenson, Daniel; Loewen, Peter John, 2022, “2021 Canadian Election Study (CES)”, https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/XBZHKC, Harvard Dataverse, V1