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Canadian National Election Study, 1984

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and aggregate data
  • Lambert, Ronald D. (University of Waterloo)
  • Brown, Steven D. (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Curtis, James E. (University of Waterloo)
  • Kay, Barry J. (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Wilson, John M. (University of Waterloo)
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
elections; national elections; political campaigns; political participation; political parties; public opinion; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • 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.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-10 / 1985-02
    Time period: 1984-10--1985-02
  • 1984-10 / 1985-02
    Collection date: 1984-10--1985-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Canada
  • Global
Sampled 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.
Four-stage stratified sample.
Funding insitution(s): Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) (411-83-0006).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8544 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08544.v1
  • Brians, Craig Leonard. Residential mobility, voter registration, and electoral participation in Canada. Political Research Quarterly.50, (1), 215-227.1997.
  • Bowler, Shaun, Lanoue, David J.. New party challenges and partisan change: The effects of party competition on party loyalty. Political Behavior.18, (4), 327-343.1996.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01499092 (DOI)
  • Nakhaie, M. Reza, Arnold, Robert. Class position, class ideology and class voting: Mobilization of support for the New Democratic party in the Canadian election of 1984. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology.33, (2), 181-212.1996.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1755-618X.1996.tb00194.x (DOI)
  • Lambert, R., Curtis, J.. Perceived party choice and class voting. Canadian Journal of Political Science.27, (2), 273-286.1993.
    • ID: 10.1017/S000842390000295X (DOI)
  • Bowler, Shaun, Lanoue, David J.. Strategic and Protest Voting for Third Parties: The Case of the Canadian NDP. Western Political Quarterly.45, (2), 485-499.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Clarke, Harold D., Kornberg, Allan. Risky Business: Partisan Volatility and Electoral Choice in Canada, 1988. Electoral Studies.11, (2), 138-156.1992.
    • ID: 10.1016/0261-3794(92)90035-5 (DOI)
  • Clarke, Harold D., Kornberg. Allan. Do national elections affect perceptions of MP responsiveness? A note on the Canadian case. Legislative Studies Quarterly.17, (2), 183-204.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Happy, J.R.. The effect of economic and fiscal performance on incumbency voting: The Canadian case. British Journal of Political Science.22, (1), 117-130.1992.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0007123400000375 (DOI)
  • Johnston, Richard. Political Generations and Electoral Change in Canada. British Journal of Political Science.22, (1), 93-115.1992.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0007123400000363 (DOI)
  • Schlenker, Dale Eugene. The Religious Factor in Canadian Political Life: An Application of Reference Group Therapy. Dissertation, McMaster University. 1992.
  • Stewart, Marianne C., Kornberg, Allan, Clarke, Harold D., Acock, Alan. Arenas and attitudes: A note on political efficacy in a federal system. Journal of Politics.54, (1), 179-196.1992.
  • Baer, Doug, Grabb, Edward, Johnston, William A.. The Values of Canadians and Americans: A Critical Analysis and Reassessment. Social Forces.68, (3), 693-713.1990.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Fletcher, Joseph F., Forbes, H.D.. Education, occupation and vote in Canada 1965-1984. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology.27, (4), 441-461.1990.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1755-618X.1990.tb00134.x (DOI)
  • Tymofie, David J.. Farm-Nonfarm Backgrounds and Political Orientations in the Canadian Case. Dissertation, University of Waterloo. 1990.
  • Brown, Steven D., et al. In the eye of the beholder: Leader images in Canada. Canadian Journal of Political Science.21, (4), 729-755.1988.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0008423900057425 (DOI)
  • Kay, Barry, et al. Feminist consciousness and the Canadian electorate: A review of national election studies 1965-1984. Women and Politics.8, (2), 1-21.1988.
  • Lambert, Ronald D., Curtis, James E., Kay, Barry J., Brown, Steven D.. The social sources of political knowledge. Canadian Journal of Political Science.21, (2), 359-374.1988.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0008423900056341 (DOI)

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

Lambert, Ronald D.; Brown, Steven D.; Curtis, James E.; Kay, Barry J.; Wilson, John M. (1986): Canadian National Election Study, 1984. Archival Version. Canadian National Elections Study (CNES) Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.