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Survey of Candidates of the 41st Federal General Election

Profile of Surveyed Candidates

The table depicts the demographic and other characteristics of respondents.

Candidate Population*
Base (N=1,008) N %
Elected 114 11%
Not elected 894 89%


Region*
Base (N=1,008) N %
Atlantic Canada 80 8%
Quebec 298 30%
Ontario 342 34%
Prairies 162 16%
British Columbia 116 12%
Territories 10 1%


Language*
Base (N=1,008) N %
English 710 70%
French 298 30%


Age
Base (N=1,008) N %
Under 30 110 11%
30-39 142 14%
40-49 217 22%
50-59 232 23%
60 and over 300 30%
Refused 7 1%


Gender*
Base (N=1,008) N %
Female 287 28%
Male 721 72%


Experience
Base (N=1,008) N %
First-time candidate 569 56%
Second-time candidate 188 19%
Ran in three elections or more 248 25%


Political Representation*
Base (N=1,008) N %
Party represented in House of Commons 839 83%
Other political party 126 12%
No party affiliation/independent 43 4%

*Administrative data.