Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KB-518-001-1-1-Canada-ICPSR-1984

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Canadian national election study, 1984.  [machine-readable data file] / Lambert, Ronald D.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8544

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Codebook in microfiche drawer; machine-readable SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: Topics covered in this survey include the respondent's interest in politics in general and in the 1984 Federal Election in particular, political trust, respondent assessment of the most important issues in the 1984 election, party identification at both the federal and provincial level, exposure to the campaign including the television debates, respondent's vote and reasons for that decision, attitudes towards the parties and their leaders, feeling thermometer ratings of party leaders and various groups, attitudes toward social class, and various other social and political attitudes. Background information such as education, occupation, religion, language, and group memberships was also obtained from respondents. In addition, the interview data were augmented with information about the socio-demographic and political characteristics of the consituency in which each respondent resided.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and (1) Reports of Chief Electoral Officers, (2) PARLIAMENTARY GUIDE/HANDBOOK, and (3) STATISTICS CANADA. 1981 CENSUS OF CANADA CATALOGUE 95-941 (VOLUME 3-PROFILE SERIES B) FEDERAL ELECTION DISTRICTS

UNIVERSE: Population of Canada aged 18 years and over with the following exceptions: the Northwest Territories and Yukon, some inaccessible and sparsely populated areas in each province, inmates of institutions and inhabitants of lumber and mining camps, members of the armed forces not living at home, and persons living on Indian reservations.

SAMPLE: Four-stage stratified sample.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data, and aggregate data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: October 1984-February 1985

DATE OF COLLECTION: October 1984-February 1985

FUNDING AGENCY: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

GRANT NUMBER: 411-83-0006

SUBJECT TERMS: demographic characteristics. education. election studies. groups. mass media. membership. occupations. party leadership. political attitudes and behavior. political elites. political issues. provinces. religion. social attitudes and behavior. television. voting attitudes and behavior. Canada.

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