The Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy is a research center at Wilfrid Laurier University which studies issues pertaining to the creation, use and representation of public opinion in the policy process. The Institute serves as a catalyst to promote individual and collaborative research on these issues. In addition, the Institute monitors the practices and claims of the public opinion and interest group industries, and serves as an educational resource to the University and the larger community on questions and issues pertaining to those claims and practices.

NEW! Virtual cesR Workshop

The Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy and the Consortium on Electoral Democracy sponsored an online workshop with the authors of the new R package that contains all existing Canadian Election Study surveys. Rohan Alexander and Paul Hodgetts introduced cesR, which is an R package that allows users to more easily use data from the Canadian Election Study (CES).

The video of the workshop can be found here.

IPSOS Public Affairs Datasets

The Ipsos Canadian Public Affairs Dataverse is a repository of over 60 Ipsos Canada surveys that shed light on Canadian culture, politics, and society. All data is open access. This resource has been graciously donated to LISPOP and Wilfrid Laurier University by Ipsos Canada.

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  • Matthew R. Arp
    Informed Consent Forms (ICFs) are an essential component of survey research used to provide participants with necessary information and the impact of participating in the study. This methods note explores the impact of ICF length on participant outcomes and participant preferences.