Established in 2008, CSDC researchers address a wide range of questions relating to the relationship between citizens and the political process. How do citizens decide who to vote for? Can citizens hold governments accountable? How do citizens form attitudes about public policy? What accounts for political participation, or, perhaps more importantly, a lack of political participation? What are the implications of social diversity for engagement, or policy support? These and related questions play a central role in the work pursued by scholars at the CSDC.
How do you decide who to vote for in government elections? Can you see past media headlines and partisan spin in order to make sense of each candidate's policies and whether they best reflect your views? Vote Compass is an online tool that helps voters make informed decisions at the polls. Its purpose is to advance electoral literacy and enhance democracy by using the Internet to facilitate political education and participation.
If you have any questions or require more information, please contact us by email at csdc[dot]cecd[at]mcgill[dot]ca or by mail at the following address:
Department of Political Science
414 Leacock Building
855 Sherbrooke West
Montreal QC H3A 2T7
The CSDC is funded by the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture.