2019 Citizens' Survey

2019 Citizens' Survey

In 2019, the Samara Centre commissioned a national survey of Canadians to capture their opinions and perceptions about Canadian politics. This survey forms the basis of the Samara Centre's 2019 Democracy 360, our third report card measuring how well Canadian democracy is faring.

2019 Democracy 360  

The Details

The 2019 Samara Citizens' Survey was conducted in English and French using an online sample of 4,054 Canadian residents over 18 years of age living in ten provinces. Data was collected between January 16 and February 6, 2019. The survey has a credibility interval of 1.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Responses were weighted to ensure they reflect a national representative sample of Canadians. Weighting was done with respect to gender, region, age group, whether respondents were born inside or outside of Canada, and whether respondents spoke English, French, or another language at home. Given the small base population, no respondents were sought in the Territories.

The Samara Centre worked with Professors Peter Loewen (University of Toronto) and Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson University), as well as Benjamin Allen Stevens (Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy) to complete the data sampling, programming, and weighting.

The survey was conducted using Qualtrics.

The Data


Research that employs this data must acknowledge the Samara Centre for Democracy as a source.


2019 Samara Citizens' Survey Technical Documentation [PDF]

2019 Samara Citizens' Survey Questionnaire [PDF]

Samara 2019 Citizen's Survey Data [STATA]

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the data or documentation.

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In the spirit of open data, Samara is pleased to make the 2019 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.


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