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Design

 

The 2019 CES will include two online survey components.

The non-probability online survey will include a very large sample of Canadians from across the country. Our goal is 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 builds on some of the innovations introduced by the Local Parliament Project and is similar to the model used in the Cooperative Congressional Election Study in the US.

The RDD internet survey will largely replicate the larger online study, with the exception of community modules and scale.

In both surveys, the core questions will be 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 can imbed many community projects into the larger online survey. In this component of the CES, we will supplement the core CES survey with modules purchased by members of the academic community. Details about these modules will be available soon.