Access the Canadian Election Study Datasets a Little Easier.


Installation

You can install the current version of this package using:

devtools::install_github("hodgettsp/cesR")

Using the Package

The cesR package provides access to the CES Surveys through the use of a function call get_ces(srvy). Where variable srvy is an associated survey code entered as a character string. On a call, the cesR package wiil create a data object for the requested survey. Survey code calls can be found in the table provided below. On a call, the cesR package will additonally print out the citation for the called survey dataset. Additionally, it is possible to lookup the survey codes within the package through the function call get_cescodes(). This function requires no variables and prints out a data frame with the survey codes and associated calls. The resulting printed data frame provides survey call codes that can be copied and used with the get_ces() function to create a data frame for a requested survey. To access a preview of a particular dataset, use the get_preview(srvy, x) function. This function returns a preview of a CES survey dataset with a number of observations equal to a given numerical value in place of the variable x. If the variable x is not given the default of six observations will be returned. Lastly, the get_question(do, q) returns a CES survey question for a given data object and column name.

Examples

# install cesR package
devtools::install_github("hodgettsp/cesR")

# load cesR package
library(cesR)

# call ces survey call codes
get_cescodes()

>get_cescodes()
   index ces_survey_code get_ces_call_char 
1      1     ces2019_web     "ces2019_web"       
2      2   ces2019_phone   "ces2019_phone"       
3      3     ces2015_web     "ces2015_web"       
4      4   ces2015_phone   "ces2015_phone"       
5      5   ces2015_combo   "ces2015_combo"       
6      6         ces2011         "ces2011"       
7      7         ces2008         "ces2008"       
8      8         ces2004         "ces2004"       
9      9         ces0411         "ces0411"       
10    10         ces0406         "ces0406"      
11    11         ces2000         "ces2000"      
12    12         ces1997         "ces1997"      
13    13         ces1993         "ces1993"      
14    14         ces1988         "ces1988"      
15    15         ces1984         "ces1984"    
16    16         ces1974         "ces1974"      
17    17         ces7480         "ces7480"      
18    18      ces72_jnjl      "ces72_jnjl"      
19    19       ces72_sep       "ces72_sep"      
20    20       ces72_nov       "ces72_nov"      
21    21         ces1968         "ces1968"      
22    22         ces1965         "ces1965"

# install cesR package
devtools::install_github("hodgettsp/cesR")

library(cesR)

get_preview("ces2019_web", 10)
cps19_StartDate cps19_EndDate cps19_ResponseId cps19_consent cps19_citizensh~ cps19_yob cps19_yob_2001_~ cps19_gender cps19_province cps19_eduction cps19_demsat cps19_imp_iss
2019-09-13 08:09:44 2019-09-13 08:36:19 R_1OpYXEFGzHRUp~ I consent to~ Canadian citizen 1989 NA A woman Quebec Master’s degree Fairly sati~ environnement
2019-09-13 08:39:09 2019-09-13 08:57:06 R_2qdrL3J618rxY~ I consent to~ Canadian citizen 1998 NA A woman Quebec Master’s degree Don’t know/~ NA
2019-09-13 10:01:19 2019-09-13 10:27:29 R_USWDAPcQEQiMm~ I consent to~ Canadian citizen 2000 NA A woman Ontario Some university Fairly sati~ NA
2019-09-13 10:05:37 2019-09-13 10:50:53 R_3IQaeDXy0tBzE~ I consent to~ Canadian citizen 1998 NA A man Ontario Some university Fairly sati~ NA
2019-09-13 10:05:52 2019-09-13 10:32:53 R_27WeMQ1asip2c~ I consent to~ Canadian citizen 2000 NA A woman Ontario Completed seco~ Fairly sati~ NA
2019-09-13 10:10:20 2019-09-13 10:29:45 R_3LiGZcCWJEcWV~ I consent to~ Canadian citizen 1999 NA A woman Ontario Some university Fairly sati~ NA
2019-09-13 10:14:47 2019-09-13 10:32:32 R_1Iu8R1UlYzVMy~ I consent to~ Permanent resid~ 1998 NA A woman Ontario Completed seco~ Fairly sati~ NA
2019-09-13 10:15:39 2019-09-13 10:30:59 R_2EcS26hqrcVYl~ I consent to~ Canadian citizen 1998 NA A woman Ontario Some university Fairly sati~ NA
2019-09-13 10:15:48 2019-09-13 10:37:45 R_3yrt44wqQ1d4V~ I consent to~ Canadian citizen 1998 NA A woman Ontario Some university Fairly sati~ NA
2019-09-13 10:16:08 2019-09-13 10:40:14 R_10OBmXJyvn8fe~ I consent to~ Canadian citizen 2000 NA A man Ontario Completed seco~ Fairly sati~ NA
# install cesR package
devtools::install_github("hodgettsp/cesR")

# load cesR package and labelled package
library(cesR)
library(labelled)

# call 2019 CES online survey
get_ces("ces2019_web")

# convert values to factor type
ces2019_web <- to_factor(ces2019_web)
head(ces2019_web)

# install cesR package
devtools::install_github("hodgettsp/cesR")

# load cesR package
library(cesR)

# call 2019 CES phone survey
get_ces("ces2019_phone")

# get question for q11 of 2019 CES phone survey
get_question("ces2019_phone", "q11")
>Which party will you likely to vote for

Details

The datasets are loaded in the labelled format. The variables can be quickly converted to a factor type by using the to_factor() function from the labelled package.

A survey can be called more than once and will replace the data object with an unaltered version of the survey.

All downloaded files and directories are removed with a call so that data files are not saved on your computer.


The cesR package also provides a non-exhuastive dataset consisting of 21 variables with renamed columns available with the function call get_decon().

The variables in this dataset have been converted to factors so that they display the actual values of the survey responses and not just the survey code responses.

The decon dataset consists of the following variables: * citzenship: Canadian citizenship status * yob: year of birth * gender: identified gender of the respondent * province_territory: Province or Territory of current residence * education: highest level of education completed * lr: united column of lr_bef and lr_aft values; whether the respondent identifies on the political spectrum * lr_bef: where the respodent identifies on the political spectrum; asked before party identification questions * lr_aft: where the respondent identifies on the political spectrum; asked after party identification questions * religion: religion of respondent * sexuality_selected: sexual identity * sexuality_text: sexual identity; written answers * language_eng: language learned as child and still understand; selected response English * language_fr: language learned as a child and still understand; selected response French * language_abgl: langauge learned as a child and still understand; specified Aboriginal language * employment: employment status * income: total household income, before taxes, for the year 2018 * income_cat: selected household income category * marital: marital status * econ_retro: response to question, ‘over the past year, has Canada’s economy:’ * econ_fed: response to question, ‘have the policies of the federal government made Canada’s economy…’ * econ_self: response to question, have the policies of the federal government made your financial situation…’

The get_decon() function uses no variables and will only run if the decon data object does not already exist.

Examples

devtools::install_github("hodgettsp/cesR")

library(cesR)

get_decon()
head(decon)
ces_code citizenship yob gender province_territory education lr lr_bef lr_aft regligion sexuality_select sexuality_text language_eng language_fr langauge_abgi employment income income_cat marital econ_retro econ_fed econ_self
ces2019_web Canadian citizen 1989 A woman Quebec Master’s degree 2 NA 2 Don’t know/ Prefer not to answer Prefer not to say NA NA NA NA Don’t know/ Prefer not to answer NA Don’t know/ Prefer not to answer Don’t know/ Prefer not to answer Stayed about the same Don’t know/ Prefer not to answer Don’t know/ Prefer not to answer
ces2019_web Canadian citizen 1998 A woman Quebec Master’s degree 2 NA 2 Catholic/ Roman Catholic/ RC Prefer not to say NA English French NA Student and working for pay NA Don’t know/ Prefer not to answer Living with a partner Stayed about the same Not made much difference Not made much difference
ces2019_web Canadian citizen 1998 A man Ontario Some university 7 7 NA Jewish/ Judaism/ Jewish Orthodox Heterosexual NA English NA NA Student and working for pay NA $110,001 to $150,000 Never Married Got worse Worse Not made much difference

Survey Code Table

year code name citation documentation
2019 ces2019_web 2019 CES Online surveys Stephenson, Laura B; Harell, Allison; Rubenson, Daniel; Loewen, Peter John, 2020, “2019 Canadian Election Study - Online Survey”, https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/DUS88V, Harvard Dataverse, V1 CES 2019 Web
2019 ces2019_phone 2019 CES Phone Survey Stephenson, Laura B; Harell, Allison; Rubenson, Daniel; Loewen, Peter John, 2020, “2019 Canadian Election Study - Phone Survey”, https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/8RHLG1, Harvard Dataverse, V1, UNF:6:eyR28qaoYlHj9qwPWZmmVQ==
fileUNF
CES 2019 Phone
2015 ces2015_web 2015 CES Online Survey Fournier, Patrick, Fred Cutler, Stuart Soroka and Dietlind Stolle. 2015. The 2015 Canadian Election Study.
dataset
CES 2015 Combined
2015 ces2015_phone 2015 CES Phone Survey Fournier, Patrick, Fred Cutler, Stuart Soroka and Dietlind Stolle. 2015. The 2015 Canadian Election Study.
dataset
CPS Phone Clean; Mailback French; Mailback English; PES Phone Clean
2015 ces2015_combo 2015 CES Online/Phone Surveys Fournier, Patrick, Fred Cutler, Stuart Soroka and Dietlind Stolle. 2015. The 2015 Canadian Election Study.
dataset
CES 2015 Combined
2011 ces2011 2011 CES Survey Fournier, Patrick, Fred Cutler, Stuart Soroka and Dietlind Stolle. 2011. The 2011 Canadian Election Study.
dataset
2011 CPS Clean; 2011 MBS French; 2011 MBS English; 2011 PES Clean; 2011 Web Clean; 2011 Technical Documentation
2008 ces2008 2008 CES Survey Gidengil, E, Everitt, J, Fournier, P and Nevitte, N. 2009. The 2008 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 2008
2004 ces2004 2004 CES Survey Blais, A, Everitt, J, Fournier, P, Gidengil, E and Nevitte, N. 2005. The 2004 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 2004
2004-2011 ces0411 2004-2011 CES Survey Fournier, P, Stolle, D, Soroka, S, Cutler, F, Blais, A, Everitt, J, Gidengil, E and Nevitte, N. 2011. The 2004-2011 Merged Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 2004; CES 2008; 2011 CPS Clean; 2011 MBS French; 2011 MBS English; 2011 PES Clean; 2011 Web Clean; 2011 Technical Documentation
2004-2006 ces0406 2004-2006 CES Survey Blais, A, Everitt, J, Fournier, P and Nevitte, N. 2011. The 2011 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 2004-2006
2000 ces2000 2000 CES Survey Blais, A, Gidengil, E, Nadeau, R and Nevitte, N. 2001. The 2000 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 2000
1997 ces1997 1997 CES Survey Blais, A, Gidengil, E, Nadeau, R and Nevitte, N. 1998. The 1997 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 1997
1993 ces1993 1993 CES Survey Blais, A, Brady, H, Gidengil, E, Johnston, R and Nevitte, N. 1994. The 1993 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 1993
1988 ces1988 1988 CES Survey Johnston, R, Blais, A, Brady, H. E. and Crête, J. 1989. The 1988 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 1988
1984 ces1984 1984 CES Survey Lambert, R. D., Brown, S. D., Curtis, J. E., Kay, B. J. and Wilson, J. M. 1985. The 1984 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 1984
1974 ces1974 1974 CES Survey Clarke, H, Jenson, J, LeDuc, L and Pammett, J. 1975. The 1974 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 1974
1974-1980 ces7480 1974-1980 CES Survey Clarke, H, Jenson, J, LeDuc, L and Pammett, J. 1980. The 1974-1980 Merged Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.
CES 1974-1980
1972 June-July ces72_jnjl 1972, June-July CES Curvey Ruban, C. 1972. The 1972 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. 2nd ICPSR version. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Market Opinion Research (Canada) Ltd. 
producer
, 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
distributor
, 2001.
CES 1972 June-July
1972 September ces72_sep 1972, September CES Survey Ruban, C. 1972. The 1972 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. 2nd ICPSR version. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Market Opinion Research (Canada) Ltd. 
producer
, 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
distributor
, 2001.
CES 1972 September
1972 November ces72_nov 1972, November CES Survey Ruban, C. 1972. The 1972 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. 2nd ICPSR version. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Market Opinion Research (Canada) Ltd. 
producer
, 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
distributor
, 2001.
CES 1972 November
1968 ces1968 1968 CES Survey Meisel, J. 1968. The 1968 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
Produceranddistributor
.
CES 1968
1965 ces1965 1965 CES Survey Converse, P, Meisel, J, Pinard, M, Regenstreif, P and Schwartz, M. 1966. Canadian Election Survey, 1965.
MicrodataFile
. Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
Producer
.
CES 1965

Citations


  • ces2019_web: 2019 CES Online Survey

Citation Stephenson, Laura B; Harell, Allison; Rubenson, Daniel; Loewen, Peter John, 2020, “2019 Canadian Election Study - Online Survey”, https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/DUS88V, Harvard Dataverse, V1

Documentation for the 2019 CES Online Survey can be accessed from here: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/DUS88V


  • ces2019_phone: 2019 CES Phone Survey

Citation: Stephenson, Laura B; Harell, Allison; Rubenson, Daniel; Loewen, Peter John, 2020, “2019 Canadian Election Study - Phone Survey”, https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/8RHLG1, Harvard Dataverse, V1, UNF:6:eyR28qaoYlHj9qwPWZmmVQ==
fileUNF

Documentation for the 2019 CES Phone Survey can be accessed from here: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/8RHLG1


  • ces2015_web: 2015 CES Online Survey

Citation: Fournier, Patrick, Fred Cutler, Stuart Soroka and Dietlind Stolle. 2015. The 2015 Canadian Election Study.
dataset

Documentation for the 2015 CES Online Survey can be accessed from here: https://ces-eec.arts.ubc.ca/english-section/surveys/


  • ces2015_phone: 2015 CES Phone Survey

Citation: Fournier, Patrick, Fred Cutler, Stuart Soroka and Dietlind Stolle. 2015. The 2015 Canadian Election Study.
dataset

Documentation for the 2015 CES Phone Survey can be accessed from here: https://ces-eec.arts.ubc.ca/english-section/surveys/


  • ces2015_combo: 2015 CES Online/Phone Surveys

Citation: Fournier, Patrick, Fred Cutler, Stuart Soroka and Dietlind Stolle. 2015. The 2015 Canadian Election Study.
dataset

Documentation for the 2015 CES Online/Phone Surveys can be accessed from here: https://ces-eec.arts.ubc.ca/english-section/surveys/


  • ces2011: 2011 CES Survey

Citation: Fournier, Patrick, Fred Cutler, Stuart Soroka and Dietlind Stolle. 2011. The 2011 Canadian Election Study.
dataset

Documentation for the 2011 CES Survey can be accessed from here: https://ces-eec.arts.ubc.ca/english-section/surveys/


  • ces2008: 2008 CES Survey

Citation: Gidengil, E, Everitt, J, Fournier, P and Nevitte, N. 2009. The 2008 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces2004: 2004 CES Survey

Citation: Blais, A, Everitt, J, Fournier, P, Gidengil, E and Nevitte, N. 2005. The 2004 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces0411: 2004-2011 CES Survey

Citation: Fournier, P, Stolle, D, Soroka, S, Cutler, F, Blais, A, Everitt, J, Gidengil, E and Nevitte, N. 2011. The 2004-2011 Merged Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces0406: 2004-2006 CES Survey

Citation: Blais, A, Everitt, J, Fournier, P and Nevitte, N. 2011. The 2011 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces2000: 2000 CES Survey

Citation: Blais, A, Gidengil, E, Nadeau, R and Nevitte, N. 2001. The 2000 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces1997: 1997 CES Survey

Citation: Blais, A, Gidengil, E, Nadeau, R and Nevitte, N. 1998. The 1997 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces1993: 1993 CES Survey

Citation: Blais, A, Brady, H, Gidengil, E, Johnston, R and Nevitte, N. 1994. The 1993 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces1988: 1988 CES Survey

Citation: Johnston, R, Blais, A, Brady, H. E. and Crête, J. 1989. The 1988 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces1984: 1984 CES Survey

Citation: Lambert, R. D., Brown, S. D., Curtis, J. E., Kay, B. J. and Wilson, J. M. 1985. The 1984 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces1974: 1974 CES Survey

Citation: Clarke, H, Jenson, J, LeDuc, L and Pammett, J. 1975. The 1974 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces7480: 1974-1980 CES Survey

Citation: Clarke, H, Jenson, J, LeDuc, L and Pammett, J. 1980. The 1974-1980 Merged Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Social Research
produceranddistributor
.


  • ces72_jnjl: 1972, June-July CES Curvey

Citation: Ruban, C. 1972. The 1972 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. 2nd ICPSR version. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Market Opinion Research (Canada) Ltd. 
producer
, 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
distributor
, 2001.


  • ces72_sep: 1972, September CES Survey

Citation: Ruban, C. 1972. The 1972 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. 2nd ICPSR version. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Market Opinion Research (Canada) Ltd. 
producer
, 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
distributor
, 2001.


  • ces72_nov: 1972, November CES Survey

Citation: Ruban, C. 1972. The 1972 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. 2nd ICPSR version. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Market Opinion Research (Canada) Ltd. 
producer
, 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
distributor
, 2001.


  • ces1968: 1968 CES Survey

Citation: Meisel, J. 1968. The 1968 Canadian Election Study
dataset
. Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
Produceranddistributor
.


  • ces1965: 1965 CES Survey

Citation: Converse, P, Meisel, J, Pinard, M, Regenstreif, P and Schwartz, M. 1966. Canadian Election Survey, 1965.
MicrodataFile
. Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
Producer
.