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Study Report

Study Number: KB-518-002-1-1-Canada-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Canadian national election study, 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / Johnston, Richard  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9386

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hardcopy codebook; one duplicate; machine-readable SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: This collection, containing information on the voting behavior and political attitudes of Canadians, consists of three waves of data gathered before and after the 1988 Canadian national election. The first wave, conducted by telephone in October and November 1988 before the November 21st election, focused on respondents' interest in the election, perceptions of the media, voting intentions, attitudes toward policy and campaign issues, assessments of government performance, and ratings of leaders, parties, and candidates. Other items included respondents' sociodemographic and economic characteristics, as well as party, candidate, and constituency identification. The second wave, conducted by telephone after the election from November 1988 through January 1989, contained some of the same items covered in the first wave but also included questions on voting behavior, campaign activities, and groups in Canadian society, along with a special battery on free trade. The third wave, conducted by mail from December 1988 through March 1989, explored fiscal priorities, the economy, policy issues, changes to Canadian society, political efficacy, societal goals, capitalist values, rights and liberties, and conceptions of community.

SOURCE: telephone interviews, and mailed questionnaires

UNIVERSE: Canadian citizens, 18 years of age or older, resident in one of the provinces (excluding the Yukon and Northwest Territories).

SAMPLE: Probability sample by random digit dialing stratified by province. There was an official-language minority oversample for exchanges in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Selection within household was by last birthday.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + SPSS Control Cards + machine-readable documentation (text) + data collection instrument.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: October 1988-March 1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: Wave I: October 9-November 20, 1988, Wave II: November 23, 1988-January 26, 1989, and Wave III: December 1988-March 1989

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

GRANT NUMBER: 411-88-0030


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