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Public Opinion Survey Following the November 26, 2012 By-Elections

Appendix A: Survey Questionnaire

PINTRO

PHONE INTRO

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I would like to speak to the person in your household, who is a Canadian citizen, is at least 18 years old, and who has had the most recent birthday. Would that be you?

PRIV

This call may be recorded for quality control or training purposes.

X1

Gender:

1 Male
2Female

SCR1

May I confirm that you are a Canadian citizen?

IF NO: This survey must be completed by Canadian citizens. Would there be someone in your household who is a Canadian citizen? IF YES ASK TO SPEAK TO THAT PERSON
1 Yes
2Go to THNK2 No  

SCR2

May I confirm that you were at least 18 years old on November 26th, 2012?

IF NO: This survey must be completed by Canadian citizens who were at least 18 years old on November 26, 2012. Would there be someone in your household who was at least 18 years old on November 26, 2012? IF YES ASK TO SPEAK TO THAT PERSON
1 Yes
2Go to THNK2 No  

SCR3

Between October 24th and November 26th, 2012, did you live in the federal district of…?

IF NO: Unfortunately, this survey must be completed by Canadian citizens who lived in this riding and were eligible to vote in the November 26th, 2012 by-election. THANK AND DISCONTINUE.

IF UNSURE: INTERVIEWER TO REVIEW LIST OF COMMUNITIES IN THE RIDING WITH RESPONDENT TO DETERMINE IF HE/SHE WAS A RESIDENT OF THE RIDING. IF SO, CONTINUE. IF NOT, DISCONTINUE USING LANGUAGE IN CODE 02. LIST OF COMMUNITIES ATTACHED.

IF PERSON SELECTED IS NOT AVAILABLE, ARRANGE FOR CALL-BACK

IF PERSON SELECTED IS NOT AVAILABLE OVER INTERVIEW PERIOD, ASK FOR PERSON WITH NEXT MOST RECENT BIRTHDAY AND STEP BACK TO SCR1.

IF IN DOUBT, CONFIRM WHETHER RESPONDENT WOULD LIKE TO BE INTERVIEWED IN ENGLISH OR FRENCH
1 Yes
2No Go to THNK2
3 Unsure

Q1

Did you know that a federal by-election took place on November 26th in your riding?

DO NOT READ
IF NO: confirm once again if the respondent was living in the federal district of ... (i.e.: not just the city), using the geographic boundary description provided ("map")
1 Yes
2 No Go to Q14
9 Don't know/Refusal Go to Q14

Q2

From which sources do you recall hearing about the by-election?

PROBE. RECORD UP TO 3 MENTIONS. (DO NOT READ)
1 EC householder – brochure / leaflet / reminder card (received in the mail)
2 Voter Information Card (received in the mail)
3 Radio
4TV
5 Newspaper
6 Elections Canada Website
7 Internet: other websites
8 Word of mouth (friends, relatives, colleagues)
9 Candidates/parties election signs
10 Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
77 Other source (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

Q3

Many people don't or can't vote for a variety of reasons. This is particularly true for by-elections, where voter turnout is often much lower than in general elections. Did you vote in the November 26th federal by-election?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q4A

Q3 IS NO

What is the main reason you did not vote?

DO NOT READ – CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS
1 Related to government
2 Related to politicians (in general)
3 Related to political parties
4 Related to candidates
5 Related to political party leaders
6 Related to campaign issues
7 Related to electoral system
8 Regional discontent
9 Lack of competition
10 Lack of information
11 Problems with access to the polls
12 Registration problems
13 Lack of information on voting process e.g. when/where to vote
14 Meaninglessness of vote
15 Lack of interest/ Apathy
16 Turned attention elsewhere
17 Cynicism
18 Health/Injury/ Illness
19 Transportation issues
20 Travelling (out of town, abroad...)
21 Weather issues
22 No documents to prove identification when voting
23 No documents to prove identification when registering
24 Too busy
25 Work
26 Family obligations
27 Religious beliefs
28 Polling station too far away from home
77 Other source (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

Q4B

Q3 IS NO

Would you have voted if you were able to vote on the Internet using the Elections Canada Web site?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
3 Maybe
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q4C

Q3 IS NO

Is there something that would have encouraged you to vote in the next federal election?

DO NOT READ - RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER
77 Answer
99 Don't know/Refusal

Q5

Q3 IS YES

What was the main reason you voted?

DO NOT READ – RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER
1 To support a particular party
2 To support a particular candidate
3 To oppose a particular party
4 To oppose a particular candidate
5 Feel it is a duty to vote or exercising the right to vote
6 To set an example for children/others
7 Habit – always vote
8 Important to participate in the political process
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

PQ6

I would like to ask a few questions about information you may have received in advance of the by-election.

Q6

During the campaign, did you receive a voter information card addressed to you personally and telling you where and when to vote?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q7

Q6 IS YES

Was your name correct on the card you received?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q8

Q6 IS YES

And was your address correct on the card?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q9

Q7 OR Q8 IS NO

Did you do anything to make corrections to incorrect information on the card you received?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q10

Q6 IS YES

In addition to providing information about where and when to vote, what did the Voter Information Card talk about?

DO NOT READ. CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS
1 Polling station number
2 Voter Information Card cannot be used as an ID
3 Voters need to show ID at the polls
4 Information about advance polls
5 What to do if information on the VIC is incorrect
6 Reminder/Enticement to vote
7 Telephone number
8 Website (elections.ca)
9 Voting by mail/ at local Elections Canada office/ Special Voting Rules
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

Q11

Q6 IS NO OR DK/NR

What did you do to find out whether you were registered to vote in this election?

DO NOT READ. CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS
1 Found out at the polling station/local Elections Canada office
2Called the phone number indicated on someone else's voter information card (ie., anyone's VIC)
3 Called 1 800 number of Elections Canada
4 Consulted the Elections Canada Web site
5 Informed the revising agent who was at my home
98 I did nothing specific
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

PQ12

Now, I would like to ask you a few questions about voting in the by-election...

Q12

Which method did you use to vote? Was it...

READ IN ORDER UNTIL RESPONDENT PROVIDES A RESPONSE – CODE ONE ANSWER ONLY
1 At the polling station on election day on November 26th?
2 At the advance polling station (or in advance polls) – on November 16, 17 or 19?
3 At the local Elections Canada office?
4 By mail?
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 (DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal

Q13

Q12 ANSWER IS INSERTED

Thinking about casting your vote ____________, would you say it was...

READ
1 Very easy
2 Somewhat easy
3 Somewhat difficult
4 Very difficult
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q14

Q12 IS NOT BY MAIL

Did you know that it is possible to vote by mail at any time during a federal election?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
98 Don't know
99 Refusal

Q15

Did you know that voters must present a proof of IDENTITY in order to vote at a federal election?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q16

Did you know that voters must present a proof of ADDRESS in order to vote at a federal election?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q17

Q15 OR Q16 IS YES

From what sources do you recall hearing about these requirements?

DO NOT READ UNLESS REQUIRED - CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS
1 EC householder – brochure / leaflet / reminder card (received in the mail)
2 Voter Information Card (received in the mail)
3 Radio
4 TV
5 Newspaper
6 Elections Canada Website
7 Internet: other websites
8 Word of mouth (friends, relatives, colleagues)
9 When I voted
10 Previous election
11 Experience/prior knowledge
12 Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
77 Other source (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

IF Q1 IS "No" OR "DK/NR" GO TO SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC
IF Q3 IS "No" OR "DK/NR"; UNLESS Q4A = 22 GO TO Q37
IF Q4A = 22 GO TO Q19
IF Q12 IS "at the local Elections Canada office" or "by mail" or "other" GO TO Q23

Q18

Q4A IS NOT "No documents to prove identification when voting"

Did you have the required identification documents with you?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q19

Q18 IS NOT YES OR Q4A IS "No documents to prove identification when voting"

Which pieces of identification or documentation were you missing?

READ IF NECESSARY - CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS
1 Document with your photo
2 Document with your name
3 Document with your address
4 No identification pieces
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 (VOLUNTEERED) Don't know/Refusal

Q20

Q18 IS NOT YES OR Q4A IS "No documents to prove identification when voting"

What did you do about it?

READ IF NECESSARY
1 Swore an oath with a respondent
2 Went back to find missing documents
77 (VOLUNTEERED) Other (SPECIFY)
99 (VOLUNTEERED) Don't know/Refusal

PQ21

Q18 IS YES OR Q20 IS "Went back to find missing documents"

Which document did you use to prove your identity and address?

DO NOT READ – PROBE IF ONLY ONE DOCUMENT IS MENTIONED: "DID YOU PROVIDE ANOTHER DOCUMENT?" IMPORTANT: CODE A MAXIMUM OF TWO ANSWERS. RECORD FIRST RESPONSE SEPARATELY FROM SECOND RESPONSE.

Q21A

Q18 IS YES OR Q20 IS "Went back to find missing documents"

1st Response
1 Driver's Licence
2 Health Card
3 Canadian Passport
4 Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (Citizenship Card)
5 Birth Certificate
6 Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card)
7 Social Insurance Number Card
8 Old Age Security Card
9 Student ID Card
10 Provincial/Territorial Identification Card
11 Liquor Identification Card
12Hospital/Medical Clinic Card
13 Credit/Debit Card
14 Employee Card
15 Public Transportation Card
16 Library Card
17 Canadian Forces Identity Card
18 Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card
19 Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Card
20 CNIB ID Card
21 Firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence or Possession Only Licence
22 Fishing, Trapping or Hunting Licence
23 Outdoors or Wildlife Card/Licence
24 Hospital bracelet worn by residents of long-term care facilities
25 Utility Bill (telephone, TV, public utilities commission, hydro, gas or water)
26 Bank/Credit Card Statement
27 Vehicle Ownership/Insurance
28 Correspondence issued by a school, college or university
29 Statement of Government Benefits (employment insurance, old age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit)
30 Attestation of Residence issued by the responsible authority of a First Nations band or reserve
31 Government Cheque or Cheque Stub
32 Pension Plan Statement of Benefits, Contributions or Participation
33 Residential Lease/Mortgage Statement
34 Income/Property Tax Assessment Notice
35 Insurance Policy
36 Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee
37 One of the following, issued by the responsible authority of a shelter, soup kitchen, student/senior residence, or long-term care facility: Attestation of Residence, Letter of Stay, Admission Form or Statement of Benefits
38 Parolee Identification Card
97 Voter Information Card
98 None (not possible for 1st response)
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 DK/NR

Q21B

Q18 IS YES OR Q20 IS "Went back to find missing documents"

2nd Response
1 Driver's Licence
2 Health Card
3 Canadian Passport
4 Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (Citizenship Card)
5 Birth Certificate
6 Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card)
7 Social Insurance Number Card
8 Old Age Security Card
9 Student ID Card
10 Provincial/Territorial Identification Card
11 Liquor Identification Card
12 Hospital/Medical Clinic Card
13 Credit/Debit Card
14 Employee Card
15 Public Transportation Card
16 Library Card
17 Canadian Forces Identity Card
18 Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card
19 Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Card
20 CNIB ID Card
21 Firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence or Possession Only Licence
22 Fishing, Trapping or Hunting Licence
23 Outdoors or Wildlife Card/Licence
24 Hospital bracelet worn by residents of long-term care facilities
25 Utility Bill (telephone, TV, public utilities commission, hydro, gas or water)
26 Bank/Credit Card Statement
27 Vehicle Ownership/Insurance
28 Correspondence issued by a school, college or university
29 Statement of Government Benefits (employment insurance, old age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit)
30 Attestation of Residence issued by the responsible authority of a First Nations band or reserve
31 Government Cheque or Cheque Stub
32 Pension Plan Statement of Benefits, Contributions or Participation
33 Residential Lease/Mortgage Statement
34 Income/Property Tax Assessment Notice
35 Insurance Policy
36 Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee
37 One of the following, issued by the responsible authority of a shelter, soup kitchen, student/senior residence, or long-term care facility: Attestation of Residence, Letter of Stay, Admission Form or Statement of Benefits
38 Parolee Identification Card
97 Voter Information Card
98 None (not possible for 1st response)
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 DK/NR

Q22

Overall, how easy is it to meet the identification requirements? Would you say that it is ...?

READ. NOTE: THIS QUESTION REFERS TO RESPONDENT'S OWN EXPERIENCE
1 Very easy
2 Somewhat easy
3 Somewhat difficult
4 Very difficult
9 (DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal

Q12 IS "By mail" OR "DK/NR" GO TO Q36

Q23

INSERT BASED ON Q12 RESPONSE OF 1, 2 OR 3
1 = polling station
2 = advance polling stations
3 = local Elections Canada office

When you went to vote, did you head to the __________ from home, from work or from another location?

DO NOT READ. IF NECESSARY, READ: "Was it from..." and probe
1 Home?
2 Work?
77 Another location? (SPECIFY)
99 (DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal

Q24

Was it a convenient distance for you?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q25

INSERT BASED ON Q12 RESPONSE OF 1, 2 OR 3
1 = polling station
2 = advance polling stations
3 = local Elections Canada office

Did you have any difficulty reaching the ___________?

DO NOT READ. QUESTION REFERS TO DIFFICULTY GETTING TO THE BUILDING.
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q26

Q25 IS YES

Could you briefly describe these difficulties?

DO NOT READ - CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS
1 Physical accessibility
2 Polling station address difficult to find
3 Room inside the building difficult to find
4 Not enough parking
5 Wrong information on my Voter Information Card (i.e., wrong polling station address)
6 Imprecise signage (interior / exterior)
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

Q27

Once arrived at the address of the polling station, would you say that the building where you voted was...?

READ. NOTE: THE REFERS TO ACCESS INTO THE BUILDING – I.E., ENTRANCE TO IT
1 Very accessible
2 Somewhat accessible
3 Not very accessible
4 Not accessible at all
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q27NOTE

eg. Physical accessibility / Polling station address difficult to find / Room inside the building difficult to find / Not enough parking / Wrong information on my Voter Information Card (wrong address) / Imprecise signage (interior / exterior)

Q28

Q27 IS "Not very accessible" or "Not accessible at all"

Could you briefly describe what made the building inaccessible?

RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER – ASK FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT IF MORE THAN ONE [OPEN] NOTE THAT THIS REFERS TO THE BUILDING ITSELF
1 Physical accessibility
2 Polling station address difficult to find
3 Room inside the building difficult to find
4 Not enough parking
5 Wrong information on my Voter Information Card (wrong address)
6 Imprecise signage (interior / exterior)
77 Other (SPECIFY)
98 Don't know
99 Refusal

Q29

Would you say that there were enough directional signs outside of the building to help you find the entrance of the polling station?

DO NOT READ NOTE: IF RESPONDENT SAYS DON'T RECALL - CODE AS DK
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q29A

Once inside, were there enough signs to help you find your way to the room where the vote took place?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q30

INSERT BASED ON Q12 RESPONSE OF 1, 2 OR 3
1 = polling station
2 = advance polling stations
3 = local Elections Canada office

Did you see any signs indicating that the ________ had level access for wheelchairs?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q30A

Q30 IS YES

How would you rate the visibility of these indications? Were they...

READ. QUESTION REFERS TO SIGNS ABOUT WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
1 Highly visible
2 Somewhat visible
3 Not very visible
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q31

IF Q6 IS YES AND Q21A IS NOT "voter information card" AND Q21B IS NOT "voter information card"

Did you bring your Voter Information Card with you to the polling station?

DO NOT READ. CODE ONE ANSWER ONLY
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q32

In which language were you served?

DO NOT READ. CODE ONE ANSWER ONLY
1 English
2 French
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

Q32A

Were you satisfied or not with the language in which you were served?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes, satisfied
2 No, not satisfied
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q33

Would you say that the waiting time for voting was reasonable?

DO NOT READ. QUESTION REFERS TO AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT AT THE POLLING STATION WAITING TO CAST A BALLOT
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q34

Did you need special assistance to cast your ballot?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q34A

Q34 IS YES

What kind of assistance did you need?

DO NOT READ
1 Assistance by family / friend
2 Assistance by poll staff
3 Template to mark ballot paper
4 Sign language translator
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

Q35

Overall, how satisfied were you with the services provided by Elections Canada staff when you voted? Would you say...?

READ. QUESTION REFERS TO SERVICES PROVIDED BY EC STAFF PRESENT AT THE POLLING STATION
1 Very satisfied
2 Somewhat satisfied
3 Not very satisfied
4 Not at all satisfied
9 (DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal

Q36

Overall, how easy or difficult is it to cast a ballot at the polling station in a federal election or by-election vote? Would you say that it is...?

READ. QUESTION REFERS BROADLY TO THEIR PARTICIPATION IN ELECTORAL PROCESS
1 Very easy
2 Somewhat easy
3 Somewhat difficult
4 Very difficult
9 (DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal

PQ37

I would like to ask you some questions about any information you may have required about this by-election...

Q37

Where did you get information on voting procedures for this by-election? By that I mean, when and where to vote and how to prove your identity and address before voting.

CLARIFY IF RESPONDENT MISUNDERSTANDS QUESTION: I do not mean the information that you used to decide which candidate to vote for.
DO NOT READ - CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS
IMPORTANT NOTE; IF RESPONSE IS "IN THE MAIL" ASK WHAT THEY RECEIVED IN THE MAIL TO FULLY IDENTIFY SOURCE
1 Voter information card
2 EC householder – brochure / leaflet / reminder card (received in the mail)
3 Television
4 Radio
5 Newspapers
6 Telephone (1 800 number)
7 Pamphlets/brochures
8 Friends/family/parents
9 Internet/Web site
10 Elections Canada Web site
11 Elections Canada
12 Political parties/candidates
13 Local Elections Canada office in the electoral district
14 Revising agents/enumerators
15 Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
98 None/Did not intend to vote
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

Q38

Did you notice an advertisement from Elections Canada about the November 26th by-election? By this I mean an advertisement by Elections Canada about the voting process. I do not mean advertising by political parties or news stories about the by-election.

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q39

Q38 IS YES OR DK/NR

Where did you notice it?

DO NOT READ - CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS
1 Voter information card
2 EC householder – brochure / leaflet / reminder card (received in the mail)
3 Radio
4 Newspapers
5 Pamphlets/brochures
6 Elections Canada Web site
7 Local Elections Canada office in the electoral district
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

Q40

Q38 IS YES OR DK/NR

What did it talk about?

DO NOT READ - RECORD UP TO 3 RESPONSES
1 Voters must prove their ID/address before voting
2 Reminder to vote
3 Enticement to vote
4 Election date
5 Telephone number
6 Website (elections.ca)
7 Polling stations' opening hours
8 Advanced polling dates
9 Voting by-mail
10 Voting at the local Elections Canada office
11 Special Voting Rules
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

Q41

Did you contact Elections Canada for any reason during the campaign?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q42

Q41 IS YES

Did you get the information you needed?

IF YES, PROBE FOR FULLY OR PARTIALLY
1 Yes, fully
2 Yes, partially
3 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q43

So far as you can recall, did you receive a telephone call from Elections Canada informing you about where and when to vote during this by-election?

DO NOT READ. EMPHASIZE "Elections Canada"
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

Q44

Thinking about the November 26th federal by-election, would you say that Elections Canada ran the election ...?

EMPHASIZE "Elections Canada" READ CATEGORIES
1 Very fairly
2 Somewhat fairly
3 Somewhat unfairly
4 Very unfairly
9 Don't know/No opinion

PS1

Before ending, I would like to ask you a few questions about you and your household for statistical purposes only. Please be assured that your answers will remain completely confidential.

S1

In what year were you born?
77 Year
99 No Response

S2

IF S1 IS 1994

In what month and on what day were you born?

IF ASKED WHY: This is to verify whether you had been eligible to vote in a federal election prior to the November 26th, 2012 by-election

RECORD THE TWO ANSWERS

77 Month:
78 Day:
99 Don't know/Refusal

S3

IF S1 IS 1977 to 1994

At the time of the election, were you living with either or both of your parents?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

S4

What is your ethnic background? [If necessary specify: "for example Caucasian, Asian, African, Latin-American, etc"] IF MULTIPLE ETHNIC ORIGINS OFFERED, ASK FOR PRIMARY ETHNIC BACKGROUND

1 White/Caucasian (Non-visible minority (Includes English, Irish, Scottish, German, French, Italian))
2 Chinese (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)
3 East Asia (Japanese, Korean)
4South Asian/East Indian (Bangladeshi, Bengali, Bruneian, Gujarati, East Indian, Indo Pakistani, Mauritian, Mayotte, Mongolian, Pakistani, Punjabi, Singhalese, Sri Lankan, Tamil)
5 South East Asian (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Malaysian, Laotian, Indonesian, Singaporean, Burmese, Kampuchean, Thai)
6 Filipino
7 Black (Africa, Caribbean, Angolan, Anguillan, Antiguan, Aruba/Netherlands Antilles, Bahamian, Barbadian, Belizean, Beninese, Bermudan, Botswanan, Burkinan, Burundian, Cameroonian, Cape Verde Islands, Cayman Islands, Central African, Chadian, Comoros Islands, Congolais, Dominican, Equatorial Guinean, Ethiopian, Gabonese, Gambian, Ghanaian, Grenadian, Guadeloupian, Guinean, Guinea-Bissauan, Guyanese, Haitian, Ivorian, Jamaican, Kenyan, Lesothan, Liberian, Malagasy, Malawian, Malian, Martinican/French Guiana, Montserratan, Mozambican, Namibian, Nevisitian, Nigerois, Nigerian, Rwandan, Vicentian/Grenadines, Saint Lucian, Senegalese, Trinidadian, Tobagonian, West Indian, Other Caribbean, Other African
8 Latin American (All Central and South American countries, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico)
9 West Asian/North African/Arabs (Afghan, Algerian, Armenian, Bahrain, Bhutanese, Egyptian, Iranian, Iraqi, Israeli, Jordanian, Kurdish, Kuwaiti, Lebanese, Libyan, Maghrebi origins, Mauritanian, Moroccan, Nepalese, Omani, Palestinian, Yemenite, Saudi Arabian, Syrian, Turk)
10 Pacific Islands (Fijian, Melanesian, Micronesian, Polynesian, Tongan, Tuvaluan, Wake Island, Samoan, American Samoa, Coral Sea Islands Territory, Kiribatian, Nauruan, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Island, Tokelau, Pitcairn Islands, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Vanuatuan, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Cook Islands, Johnston Atoll, Guam, Midway Islands, New Caledonian)
11 Aboriginal Canadian (First Nations, Métis or Inuit)
77 Other Visible Minorities (RECORD)
98 Don't know
99 Refusal

S5

In what country were you born?

INTERVIEWER: Specify place of birth according to current boundaries. United Kingdom includes England, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, the Channel Island and Northern Ireland.

DO NOT READ
1 Canada
2 United States
3 United Kingdom
4 Germany
5 Italy
6 Poland
7 Portugal
8 China
9 Hong Kong
10 India
11 Philippines
12 Vietnam
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

S6

IF S5 IS NOT CANADA

In what year did you come to live in Canada?

NOTE: ENSURE RESPONDENT UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS IS THE DATE THAT THEY ARRIVED IN CANADA TO LIVE. NOT THE DATE THAT THEY OBTAINED CITIZENSHIP.
RECORD 4-DIGIT YEAR
77 Year:
99 Don't know/Refusal

S7

Are you a person with a disability?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

S8

S7 IS YES

Could you please specify the nature of your disability.

CODE ALL THAT APPLY - PROBE ONLY IF NEEDED
1 Blind or visual impairment
2 Co-ordination or dexterity
3 Deaf or hard of hearing
4 Mobility
5 Speech impairment
77 Other (SPECIFY)
98 Don't know
99 Refusal

S9

Which of the following best describes your own present employment status?

READ – PROBE FULL OR PART-TIME HOURS
1 Working full-time (35 hours/week or more)
2 Working part-time (less than 35 hours/week)
3 Unemployed or looking for a job
4 Self-employed
5 Stay at home full-time
6 Student
7 Retired
8 (VOLUNTEERED) Disability pension
9 (VOLUNTEERED) Don't know/Refusal

S10

Which of the following best describes your type of dwelling? Is it a...

READ
1 House
2 Townhouse
3 Condominium
4 Apartment
5 Long term care centre
6 (DO NOT READ) Student residence
77 (DO NOT READ) Other (SPECIFY)
99 (DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal

S11

What is the highest level of education that you have reached?

DO NOT READ - CODE ONE ONLY
1 Some elementary
2 Completed elementary
3 Some high school
4 Completed high school
5 Community college/ vocational/ trade school/ commercial/ CEGEP
6 Some university
7 Completed university
8 Post-graduate university/ professional school
77 Other (SPECIFY)
99 Don't know/Refusal

S12

Do you use the Internet, whether through a computer, a smart phone, a tablet, or some other device?

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NOTE: Internet at work = YES
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refusal

S13

S12 IS YES

And how do you access the Internet? Is it through a ...?

READ LIST; ACCEPT ALL THAT APPLY
1 Smart phone (iPhone, Blackberry, Android phone, etc.)
2 Laptop computer
3 Desktop computer
4 Tablet (e.g. iPad)

S14

Which of the following categories best corresponds to the total annual income, before taxes, of all members in your household, for 2011?

EMPHASIZE FOCUS ON HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
READ IN SEQUENCE – CODE ONE ONLY
1 Under $20,000
2 $20,000 to just under $40,000
3 $40,000 to just under $60,000
4 $60,000 to just under $80,000
5 $80,000 to just under $100,000
6 $100,000 and over
9 (VOLUNTEERED) Don't know/Refusal

S15

And to better understand how results vary by region, may I have your postal code?

PROBE FOR FIRST THREE DIGITS IF REFUSAL
77 Postal Code
99 Don't know/Refusal

S15B

Have I reached you today on a land-line or a cell phone?

1 Land line
2 Cellular phone
9 Don't know/Refused

S15C

IF S15B is "Cellular phone"

Do you have a landline at home?
1 Yes
2 No
9 Don't know/Refused

S16

Finally, we would like to know if you voted in the May 2nd, 2011, federal general election?

DO NOT READ
1 Yes
2 No
99 Don't know/Refusal

THNK

That completes the survey. Thank you for taking part. Your participation is appreciated.

THNK2

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