Canadian Opinion Research Archive

Canadian Opinion Research Archive
Canadian Opinion Research Archive

16/07/2020

CORA adds the 2019 CES to its data holdings

CORA now has the 2019 Canadian Election Study available via the <odesi> platform. The 2019 CES included a dual-mode, two-wave data collection with a rolling cross-section during the 2019 federal election campaign (Sept. 10 - Oct. 20, 2019) and a post-election follow-up survey (Oct. 22 - Nov. 21, 2019). The 43rd Canadian General Election was held on October 21, 2019. The total number of respondents is 37,822. The 2019 CES team is comprised of Laura Stephenson (Western University), Allison Harell (UQAM), Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson University), and Peter Loewen (University of Toronto). 

 View the study for further information, including data download options, technical documentation, and codebook.

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. The 1965 inaugural study was led by John Meisel, Professor Emeritus at Queen's University, and Philip Converse (University of Michigan). 

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.