Secondary menu

Public Opinion Survey Following the October 24, 2016, By-election in the Medicine Hat–Cardston–Warner Riding

Profile of Survey Respondents

This section provides a detailed breakdown of survey respondents by the following socio-demographic characteristics: age, gender, education, employment status, household income, ethnic background, country of birth, and language spoken at home (at the time of the election). All interviews were conducted in English. The survey sample size was 750 electors. All data are weighted.

Age %
18–24 12%
25–34 16%
35–54 34%
55+ 35%
Refused 3%


Gender %
Male 49%
Female 51%


Education %
Some elementary 1%
Completed elementary 1%
Some high school 9%
Completed high school 25%
Some community college/vocational/trade school/commercial/CEGEP 8%
Completed community college/vocational/trade school/commercial/CEGEP 25%
Some university 7%
Completed university 19%
Post-graduate university/professional school 5%
Don't know 1%
Refused 1%


Employment Status %
Employed 46%
Self-employed 10%
Unemployed or looking for a job 5%
Stay at home full time 7%
Student 4%
Retired 25%
Disability/medical leave 1%
Other 1%


Household Income %
Under $30,000 14%
$30,000 to just under $60,000 20%
$60,000 to just under $90,000 16%
$90,000 to just under $110,000 14%
$110,000 and over 19%
Don't know 4%
Refused 14%


Ethnic Background %
White/Caucasian 91%
South Asian/East Asian/East Indian 2%
Aboriginal Canadian 2%
Latin American 1%
Other <1%
Refused 2%


Country of Birth %
Canada 92%
Outside Canada 8%


Language Spoken at Home %
English 94%
German 2%
Other 3%