The Team


Patrick Fournier

Patrick Fournier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal. He is principal investigator of the Canadian Election Study for the next two elections. He was a member of the CES team for the 2004, 2006 and 2008 elections. His research interests include political behaviour, political psychology, citizen competence, opinion change, and survey methodology.

Fred Cutler

Fred Cutler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia  He does research in public opinion, elections, federalism, and political psychology. He has published in POQ, JOP, BJPolS, CJPS, Publius, Political Geography, Electoral Stuides, and has chapters in various edited volumes.  A new research project involves lab experiments to understand the effects of different numbers of political parties on voters (  He has a SSHRCC-funded project on Polls and Elections, with J. Scott Matthews (Queen's), Mark Pickup (Oxford & SFU), and Paul Gustafson (UBC). His recent SSHRCC-funded research focussed on the effect of federalism on political behaviour and government accountability. Much of his work has investigated the influence of the local social and economic environment on how people think about politics.

Stuart Soroka

Stuart Soroka is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Political Science at McGill University.  He is Past Director of theCanadian Opinion Research Archive at the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, Kingston.  Dr. Soroka's research focuses on the links between public preferences and public policy, and on the sources of public preferences for policy.

Dietlind Stolle

Dietlind Stolle is Associate Professor in Political Science at McGill University, Montréal, Canada. She conducts research and has published on voluntary associations, trust, institutional foundations of social capital, ethnic-racial diversity and its consequences on social cohesion, and various forms of political participation. She is also the co-principal investigator of the unique longitudinal Comparative Youth Survey (CYS) as well as associate director of the US Citizenship, Involvement and Democracy (CID) survey. Stolle has also co-edited a book on social capital and one on political consumerism. She was guest professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin and the NCCR at the University of Zürich.