In 2014 Samara commissioned a national survey of Canadians to capture their opinions and perceptions about Canadian politics. This survey has been the basis of Samara's Democracy 360, the first-ever measurement of how well Canadian democracy is faring.
The 2014 Samara Citizens' Survey has been cited by media, academics, journalists, and other non-profits from across the country. Click here to see more of where the 360 has been referenced in the past year.
Samara's 2014 Citizens’ Survey, which was conducted in English and French using an online sample of 2406 Canadian residents over 18 years of age living in ten provinces. Data was collected between December 12 and December 31, 2014. The survey has a credibility interval of 1.99 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
Responses were weighted to ensure they reflect a national representative sample of Canadians, in consideration of gender, region, age as well as whether respondents were born inside or outside of Canada, whether respondents spoke English, French or another language at home, and self-reported voter turnout.
Research that employs this data must acknowledge Samara as a source (refer to section 1 of the Technical Documentation).
Samara 2014 Citizens' Survey Technical Documentation [PDF]
Samara 2014 Citizens' Survey Questionnaire [PDF]
Samara 2014 Citizens' Survey Data [STATA] [Excel] [SPSS]
Please email laura.anthony [at] samaracanada.com if you have any questions regarding the documentation or data.
In the spirit of open data, Samara is pleased to make the 2014 Citizens' Survey available for download.
By freely sharing this data, we hope that others will be able to explore, discover, and advance our collective knowledge of Canadians' relationship to politics and democracy.
Research like this is possible with the help of our individual donors across the country.