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Study Report

Study Number: KB-518-003-1-1-Canada-ICPSR-1972

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Canadian national election study, 1972.  [machine-readable data file] / Market Opinion Research (Canada) Limited  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7410

Date Accessioned: 12/28/1998

Number of Files Received: 0

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 10/1/1998

Documentation: 1 hardcopy codebook.

Abstract: Three studies are included in this set of national Canadian election surveys of 1972. All three were conducted by telephone, two were administered prior to the national election, and one following the October 31st election date. The first study, conducted between June and July 1972, focused on the respondents' opinions of the political parties, and of issues and personalities in Federal politics. The issues that were assessed included inflation, constitutional reform, campaign spending, marijuana legislation, and the right of federal employees to strike. The respondents were also asked to assess the performance of the Prime Minister and also the qualifications of the main opposition candidates. Finally, the respondents were asked about their partisan affiliation and their voting behavior over the past few elections. The dataset included information on 1,000 respondents (two cards of data per respondent). The only demographic information in this study is the sex of the respondent. The second study was conducted in September 1972 and assessed the respondents' opinions on political issues such as unemployment, Canadian/United States relations, environment, taxes, price controls, and certain federal programs. In addition, the respondents were questioned about their candidate preference, partisan identification, and party preference for the upcoming election. Basic demographic data were also included for the 1,255 respondents (three cards of data per respondent). The third study in this series was administered in early November. The respondents were asked to evaluate the federal election campaign, the candidates, parties, and political issues. The respondents were also questioned about their voting behavior in both the federal and local elections. Two forms of questionnaires were used, one for voters and the other for non-voters. Demographic information was obtained for all respondents. The dataset contains information on approximately 1,298 respondents (four cards of data per respondent).

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