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Public Opinion Survey Following the November 25, 2013 By-elections

Appendix C: Questionnaire

PINTRO

PHONE INTRO

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[IF ASKED ABOUT ELECTIONS CANADA]: The toll-free telephone number for Elections Canada is 1-800-463-6868. Their hours of operation are Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

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?

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

PRIV

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

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

Yes1
No2 ->THNK2

SCR2

May I confirm that you were at least 18 years old on November 25, 2013?

IF NO: This survey must be completed by Canadian citizens who were at least 18 years old on November 25, 2013. Would there be someone in your household who was at least 18 years old on November 25, 2013? IF YES ASK TO SPEAK TO THAT PERSON

Yes1
No2 ->THNK2

SCR3

Between October 23rd and November 25th, 2013, did you live in the federal district of [Region]?

IF NO: Unfortunately, this survey must be completed by Canadian citizens who lived in this riding and were eligible to vote in the November 25th, 2013 by-election. THANK AND DISCONTINUE.

IF ONLY FOR PART OF REVISION PERIOD: Unfortunately, this survey must be completed by Canadian citizens who lived in this riding for the entire revision period (October 23 through November 25, 2013), and were eligible to vote in the November 25th, 2013 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. See list of communities in training manual.

IF UNUSRE (2): INTERVIEWER TO USE ELECTION CANADA'S ONLINE VOTER INFORMATION SERVICE TO VERIFY RIDING BY POSTAL CODE (http://www.elections.ca/scripts/vis/finded).

Yes1
No2 ->THNK2

S15

If postal code exists in sample:
And to better understand how results vary by region, may I verify your postal code?

If no postal code in sample:
And to better understand how results vary by region, may I have your postal code?

PROBE FOR FIRST THREE DIGITS IF REFUSAL

7777
Don't know/Refusal 99 -> THNK2

X1

DO NOT ASK. Record Gender:

Male1
Female2

Q1

Did you know that a federal by-election took place on November 25th in your riding?

DO NOT READ

IF NO: confirm once again if the respondent was living in the federal district (i.e.: not just the city), using the geographic boundary description provided ("map")

Yes1
No2 ->Q14
Don't know/Refusal 9 ->Q14

Q2

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

PROBE. RECORD UP TO 3 MENTIONS.(DO NOT READ)

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

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 25th federal by-election?

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q3A

Q3 IS NO

Did you attempt to vote in the November 25th federal by-election?

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q4A

Q3 IS NO OR DK/NR

What is the main reason you did not vote?

DO NOT READ – CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS

Related to government1
Related to politicians (in general) 2
Related to political parties 3
Related to candidates 4
Related to political party leaders 5
Related to campaign issues 6
Related to electoral system 7
Regional discontent 8
Lack of competition 9
Lack of information 10
Problems with access to the polls 11
Registration problems 12
Lack of information on voting process e.g. when/where to vote 13
Meaninglessness of vote 14
Lack of interest/ Apathy 15
Turned attention elsewhere 16
Cynicism 17
Health/Injury/ Illness 18
Transportation issues 19
Travelling (out of town, abroad...) 20
Weather issues 21
No documents to prove identification when voting 22
No documents to prove identification when registering 23
Too busy 24
Work 25
Family obligations26
Religious beliefs27
Polling station too far away from home 28
Other source (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99

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

Yes1
No 2
Maybe 3
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q4C

Q3 IS NO

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

DO NOT READ - RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER

Other (SPECIFY)77
Don't know/Refusal 99

Q5

Q3 IS YES

What was the main reason you voted?

DO NOT READ – RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER

To support a particular party1
To support a particular candidate 2
To oppose a particular party 3
To oppose a particular candidate 4
Feel it is a duty to vote or exercising the right to vote 5
To set an example for children/others 6
Habit – always vote 7
Important to participate in the political process 8
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99

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

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q7

Q6 IS YES

Was your name correct on the card you received?

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q8

Q6 IS YES

And was your address correct on the card?

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q9

Q7 OR Q8 IS NO

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

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

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

Polling station number1
Voter Information Card cannot be used as an ID 2
Voters need to show ID at the polls 3
Information about advance polls 4
What to do if information on the VIC is incorrect 5
Reminder/Enticement to vote 6
Telephone number 7
Website (elections.ca) 8
Voting by mail/ at local Elections Canada office/ Special Voting Rules 9
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99

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

Found out at the polling station/local Elections Canada office1
Called the phone number indicated on someone else's voter information card (ie., anyone's VIC) 2
Called 1 800 number of Elections Canada 3
Consulted the Elections Canada Web site 4
Informed the revising agent who was at my home 5
I did nothing specific98
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99

PQ12

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

Q12

Q3=YES

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

READ IN ORDER UNTIL RESPONDENT PROVIDES A RESPONSE – CODE ONE ANSWER ONLY

At the polling station on election day on November 25th?1
At the advance polling station (or in advance polls) – on November 15, 16 or 18? 2
At the local Elections Canada office? 3
By mail? 4
Other (SPECIFY) (DO NOT READ) 77
(DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal 99

Q12A

Q3A=YES

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

READ IN ORDER UNTIL RESPONDENT PROVIDES A RESPONSE – CODE ONE ANSWER ONLY

At the polling station on election day on November 25th?1
At the advance polling station (or in advance polls) – on November 15, 16 or 18? 2
At the local Elections Canada office? 3
By mail? 4
Did not attempt any method 9
Other (SPECIFY) (DO NOT READ) 77
(DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal 99

Q13

Q3=YES

Q12 ANSWER IS INSERTED

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

READ

Very easy1
Somewhat easy 2
Somewhat difficult 3
Very difficult 4
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q14

Q12 IS NOT BY MAIL OR Q12A 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

Yes1
No 2
Don't know 98
Refusal99

Q15

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

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q16

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

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

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

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



IF Q1 IS "No" OR "DK/NR" GO TO SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC

IF Q3A IS "No" OR "DK/NR" GO TO PQ37

IF Q12 IS "at the local Elections Canada office" or "other" GO TO Q23

IF Q12A IS "at the local Elections Canada office" or "other" GO TO Q23

IF Q12A= "Did not attempt any method" or "DK/NR" GO TO PQ37

Q18

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

Did you have the required identification documents with you?

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

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

Document with your photo1
Document with your name 2
Document with your address 3
No identification pieces 4
Other (SPECIFY) 77
(VOLUNTEERED) Don't know/Refusal 99

Q20

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

What did you do about it?

READ IF NECESSARY

Swore an oath with a respondent1
Went back to find missing documents 2
Left and did not return 3
(VOLUNTEERED) Other (SPECIFY) 77
(VOLUNTEERED) Don't know/Refusal 99

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

Driver's Licence1
Health Card 2
Canadian Passport 3
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (Citizenship Card) 4
Birth Certificate 5
Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card) 6
Social Insurance Number Card 7
Old Age Security Card 8
Student ID Card 9
Provincial/Territorial Identification Card10
Liquor Identification Card 11
Hospital/Medical Clinic Card 12
Credit/Debit Card13
Employee Card 14
Public Transportation Card15
Library Card 16
Canadian Forces Identity Card 17
Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card 18
Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Card19
CNIB ID Card 20
Firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence or Possession Only Licence21
Fishing, Trapping or Hunting Licence 22
Outdoors or Wildlife Card/Licence 23
Hospital bracelet worn by residents of long-term care facilities 24
Utility Bill (telephone, TV, public utilities commission, hydro, gas or water)25
Bank/Credit Card Statement 26
Vehicle Ownership/Insurance27
Correspondence issued by a school, college or university 28
Statement of Government Benefits (employment insurance, old age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit) 29
Attestation of Residence issued by the responsible authority of a First Nations band or reserve 30
Government Cheque or Cheque Stub 31
Pension Plan Statement of Benefits, Contributions or Participation 32
Residential Lease/Mortgage Statement 33
Income/Property Tax Assessment Notice34
Insurance Policy35
Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee 36
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 Benefits37
Parolee Identification Card38
Voter Information Card 97
None (not possible for 1st response)98
Other (SPECIFY) 77
DK/NR99

Q21B

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

2nd Response

Driver's License1
Health Card 2
Canadian Passport 3
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (Citizenship Card) 4
Birth Certificate 5
Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card) 6
Social Insurance Number Card 7
Old Age Security Card 8
Student ID Card 9
Provincial/Territorial Identification Card10
Liquor Identification Card 11
Hospital/Medical Clinic Card 12
Credit/Debit Card13
Employee Card 14
Public Transportation Card15
Library Card 16
Canadian Forces Identity Card 17
Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card 18
Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Card19
CNIB ID Card 20
Firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence or Possession Only Licence21
Fishing, Trapping or Hunting Licence 22
Outdoors or Wildlife Card/Licence 23
Hospital bracelet worn by residents of long-term care facilities 24
Utility Bill (telephone, TV, public utilities commission, hydro, gas or water)25
Bank/Credit Card Statement 26
Vehicle Ownership/Insurance27
Correspondence issued by a school, college or university 28
Statement of Government Benefits (employment insurance, old age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit) 29
Attestation of Residence issued by the responsible authority of a First Nations band or reserve 30
Government Cheque or Cheque Stub 31
Pension Plan Statement of Benefits, Contributions or Participation 32
Residential Lease/Mortgage Statement 33
Income/Property Tax Assessment Notice34
Insurance Policy35
Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee 36
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 Benefits37
Parolee Identification Card38
Voter Information Card 97
None (not possible for 1st response)98
Other (SPECIFY) 77
DK/NR99

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

Very easy1
Somewhat easy 2
Somewhat difficult 3
Very difficult 4
(DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal 9


Q12 IS "By mail" OR "DK/NR" GO TO Q36

Q12A IS "By mail" OR "DK/NR" GO TO PQ37

Q23

INSERT BASED ON Q12 OR Q12A 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

Home?1
Work? 2
Another location? (SPECIFY) 77
(DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal 99

Q24

Was it a convenient distance for you?

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q25

INSERT BASED ON Q12 OR Q12A 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.

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q26

Q25 IS YES

Could you briefly describe these difficulties?

DO NOT READ - CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS

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

Q27

Once arrived at the address of the polling station, would you say that the building where you voted was ... ?
READ. NOTE: REFERS TO ACCESS INTO THE BUILDING – I.E., ENTRANCE TO IT

Very accessible1
Somewhat accessible 2
Not very accessible 3
Not accessible at all 4
Don't know/Refusal 9

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

Physical accessibility1
Polling station address difficult to find 2
Room inside the building difficult to find 3
Not enough parking 4
Wrong information on my Voter Information Card (wrong address) 5
Imprecise signage (interior / exterior) 6
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know 98
Refusal99

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

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q29A

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

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q30

INSERT BASED ON Q12 or Q12A 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

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q30A

Q30 IS YES

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

READ. QUESTION REFERS TO SIGNS ABOUT WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Highly visible1
Somewhat visible 2
Not very visible 3
Don't know/Refusal 9

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

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q32

In which language were you served?

DO NOT READ. CODE ONE ANSWER ONLY

English1
French 2
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99

Q32A

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

DO NOT READ

Yes, satisfied1
No, not satisfied 2
Don't know/Refusal 9



Q3 IS "No" or "DK/Refuse", skip to Q37.

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

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q34

Did you need special assistance to cast your ballot?

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q34A

Q34 IS YES

What kind of assistance did you need?

DO NOT READ - CODE UP TO 5 ANSWERS

Assistance by family / friend1
Assistance by poll staff 2
Template to mark ballot paper 3
Sign language translator 4
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99

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 ELECTIONS CANADA STAFF PRESENT AT THE POLLING STATION

Very satisfied1
Somewhat satisfied 2
Not very satisfied 3
Not at all satisfied 4
(DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal 9

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 THE ELECTORAL PROCESS

Very easy1
Somewhat easy 2
Somewhat difficult 3
Very difficult 4
(DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal 9

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

Voter information card1
EC householder – brochure / leaflet / reminder card (received in the mail) 2
Television 3
Radio 4
Newspapers 5
Telephone (1 800 number) 6
Pamphlets/brochures 7
Friends/family/parents 8
Internet/Web site 9
Elections Canada Web site10
Elections Canada 11
Political parties/candidates 12
Local Elections Canada office in the electoral district13
Revising agents/enumerators 14
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)15
None/Did not intend to vote 98
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99

Q38

Did you notice an advertisement from Elections Canada about the November 25th 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

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q39

Q38 IS YES

Where did you notice it?

DO NOT READ - CODE UP TO 3 ANSWERS

Voter information card1
EC householder – brochure / leaflet / reminder card (received in the mail) 2
Radio 3
Newspapers 4
Pamphlets/brochures 5
Elections Canada Web site 6
Local Elections Canada office in the electoral district 7
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99

Q40

Q38 IS YES

What did it talk about?

DO NOT READ - RECORD UP TO 3 RESPONSES

Voters must prove their ID/address before voting1
Reminder to vote 2
Enticement to vote 3
Election date 4
Telephone number 5
Website (elections.ca) 6
Polling stations' opening hours 7
Advanced polling dates 8
Voting by-mail 9
Voting at the local Elections Canada office 10
Special Voting Rules 11
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99 X

Q41

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

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q42

Q41 IS YES

Did you get the information you needed?

IF YES, PROBE FOR FULLY OR PARTIALLY

Yes, fully1
Yes, partially 2
No 3
(DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal 9

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"

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q44

Thinking about the November 25th federal by-election, would you say that Elections Canada ran the election... ?
EMPHASIZE "Elections Canada" READ CATEGORIES

Very fairly1
Somewhat fairly 2
Somewhat unfairly 3
Very unfairly 4
Don't know/No opinion 9

Rotate Q45a and Q45b.

Q45a)

Did you hear or see the slogan "Elections Canada, your source of voting information"?

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Unsure 3
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q45b)

Did you hear or see the slogan "Vote! Shape your world"?

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Unsure 3
Don't know/Refusal 9

Q46

And among those two slogans, which one do you prefer?

PLEASE ROTATE 1 AND 2.

Elections Canada, your source of voting information1
Vote! Shape your world 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

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?

7777
No Response 99

S2

IF S1 IS 1995

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 25th, 2013 by-election

RECORD THE TWO ANSWERS

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

S3

IF S1 IS 1978 to 1995

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

DO NOT READ

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

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

White/Caucasian (Non-visible minority (Includes English, Irish, Scottish, German, French, Italian))1
Chinese (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) 2
East Asia (Japanese, Korean) 3
South Asian/East Indian (Bangladeshi, Bengali, Bruneian, Gujarati, East Indian, Indo Pakistani, Mauritian, Mayotte, Mongolian, Pakistani, Punjabi, Singhalese, Sri Lankan, Tamil) 4
South East Asian (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Malaysian, Laotian, Indonesian, Singaporean, Burmese, Kampuchean, Thai) 5
Filipino 6
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 7
Latin American (All Central and South American countries, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico) 8
West Asian/North African/Arab (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) 9
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) 10
Aboriginal Canadian (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) 11
Other Visible Minorities (RECORD) 77
Don't know 98
Refusal 99

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 Islands and Northern Ireland.

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Canada1
United States 2
United Kingdom 3
Germany 4
Italy 5
Poland 6
Portugal 7
China 8
Hong Kong 9
India10
Philippines 11
Vietnam 12
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99

S6

IF S5 IS NOT CANADA

In what year did you come to live in Canada?

NOTE: ENSURE RESPONDENT UNDERSTNDS THAT THIS IS THE DATE THAT THEY ARRIVED IN CANADA TO LIVE. NOT THE DATE THAT THEY OBTAINED CITIZENSHIP.

RECORD 4-DIGIT YEAR

Year:77 >

Don't know/Refusal99

S7

Are you a person with a disability?

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Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

S8

S7 IS YES

Could you please specify the nature of your disability.

CODE ALL THAT APPLY - PROBE ONLY IF NEEDED

Blind or visual impairment1
Co-ordination or dexterity 2
Deaf or hard of hearing 3
Mobility 4
Speech impairment 5
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know 98 X
Refusal99 X

S9

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

READ – PROBE FULL OR PART-TIME HOURS

Working full-time (35 hours/week or more)1
Working part-time (less than 35 hours/week) 2
Unemployed or looking for a job 3
Self-employed 4
Stay at home full-time 5
Student 6
Retired 7
(VOLUNTEERED) Disability pension 8
Other (SPECIFY) 77
(VOLUNTEERED) Don't know/Refusal 99

S10

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

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House1
Townhouse 2
Condominium 3
Apartment 4
Long term care centre 5
(DO NOT READ) Student residence 6
(DO NOT READ) Other (SPECIFY) 77
(DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refusal 99

S11

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

DO NOT READ - CODE ONE ONLY

Some elementary1
Completed elementary 2
Some high school 3
Completed high school 4
Community college/ vocational/ trade school/ commercial/ CEGEP 5
Some university 6
Completed university 7
Post-graduate university/ professional school 8
Other (SPECIFY) 77
Don't know/Refusal 99

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

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 9

S13

S12 IS YES

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

READ LIST; ACCEPT ALL THAT APPLY

Smart phone (iPhone, Blackberry, Android phone, etc.)1
Laptop computer 2
Desktop computer 3
Tablet (e.g. iPad) 4

S14

Which of the following categories best corresponds to the total annual income, before taxes, of all members in your household, for 2013?

EMPHASIZE FOCUS ON HOUSEHOLD INCOME.

READ IN SEQUENCE – CODE ONE ONLY

Under $20,0001
$20,000 to just under $40,000 2
$40,000 to just under $60,000 3
$60,000 to just under $80,000 4
$80,000 to just under $100,000 5
$100,000 and over 6
(VOLUNTEERED) Don't know/Refusal 9

S15B

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

Land line1
Cellular phone 2
Don't know/Refused 9

S15C

IF S15B is "Cellular phone"

Do you have a landline at home?

Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refused 9

S16

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

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Yes1
No 2
Don't know/Refusal 99

THNK

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

THNK2

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