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Canadian Election Survey, 2000

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Blais, Andre (University of Montreal)
  • Gidengil, Elisabeth (McGill University)
  • Nadeau, Richard (University of Montreal)
  • Nevitte, Neil (University of Toronto)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Canadian National Elections Study (CNES) Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada)
Free Keywords
Chretien, Jean; economic conditions; elections; government performance; Mulroney, Brian; political campaigns; political candidates; political interest; political issues; public confidence; public opinion; separatism; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This survey assessed Canadians' political attitudes and voting behavior prior to the 2000 federal election. The survey included three components: the Campaign-Period Survey (CPS), the Post-Election Survey (PES), and the Mail-Back Survey (MBS). Approximately 46 percent of the telephone numbers included in the CPS were completed for a total of 3,651 interviews. Seventy-eight percent, or 2,860 of the CPS respondents, completed the PES survey, and 1,517 of the PES respondents completed the MBS. The CPS respondents were queried on their voting intentions, interest in the election and its media coverage, whether parties/candidates had contacted them during the campaign, the state of the economy, knowledge of the parties and leaders, personal stances on major policy issues such as cutting taxes, maintaining social programs, and the possible separation of Quebec from Canada, assessment of the Liberal government, and electoral expectations. Specific questions on political actions and personal character were posed regarding Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Conservative Party Leader Jean Charest, New Democratic Party Leader Alexa McDonough, Reform Party Leader Preston Manning, Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe, Premier Lucien Bouchard, and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. The PES repeated many of the CPS questions, and addressed additional topics such as government spending, social issues including abortion, unions, businesses, education, health care, and capital punishment, Quebec separation, and attitudes toward social groups including big business, feminists, and aboriginal peoples. The MBS dealt with broader political issues and values, including the respondents' confidence in institutions, the distribution of power among various societal groups, and individual rights. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, ethnicity, political party, political orientation, voter participation history, education, marital status, religion, employment status, household income, union membership, country of birth, knowledge of Canadian political history, financial status, and disability status.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000
  • Collection date: 2000
Geographic Coverage
  • Canada
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over, who spoke one of Canada's official languages (English or French), and resided in private homes with a telephone, in the ten Canadian provinces and two territories.
A two-stage probability selection process was utilized to select survey respondents and a weight was added to the sample, by province.
Collection Mode
  • Produced by the Institute for Social Research, York University, Toronto, Ontario, 2000.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3969 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03969.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Blais, Andre; Gidengil, Elisabeth; Nadeau, Richard; Nevitte, Neil (2004): Canadian Election Survey, 2000. Archival Version. Canadian National Elections Study (CNES) Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.