Evaluating political candidates study 8

This study is part of a larger research project examining Canadian attitudes towards politicians. It will take about 10 minutes to complete.  It begins with a short questionnaire asking you about your general levels of political interest, knowledge, and policy preferences. You are not required to answer each question and may select the “no answer” or “no opinion” options if you wish. You will then be presented with a short news article about a fictitious politician running for office in a federal election campaign.  After reading this article you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire asking you to judge this candidate based upon the impressions you have formed of them through the news story.  You will then be presented with a second news story containing more information and asked to evaluate the candidate again using the same criteria. All of your responses will remain anonymous and will in no way be linked to you in the final reports. 


At the conclusion of this study, you will be given more details about this research project. Your participation is completely voluntary and you may withdraw at any time. 


This study has been reviewed by the Research Ethics at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.  If you have any concerns or questions, please call Dr. Joanna Everitt the Principal Researcher for this study at (506) 648-5922 or Dr. Lisa Best co-chair of the UNB Saint John Research Ethics Board at (506) 648-5562.


There are 31 questions in this survey.