Public Opinion and Voting
The attitudes and behaviour of the mass public in Canada and other western democracies, with emphasis on voting and elections. Themes include the nature of social, psychological, and economic forces on public opinion and voting, political participation, mass media, public opinion polling, electoral systems, the role of parties, leaders, and issues in elections. Examination of recent national surveys of Canadian electorate.
Format and Requirements
One two-hour lecture per week. Course requirements TBA.
POL232H1 or POL242Y1 OR an equivalent course in quantitative research methods