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 current 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 Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science, and Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, having moved from McGill University in summer 2014. Most of his research focuses on political communication, the sources and/or structure of public preferences for policy, and on the relationships between public policy, public opinion, and mass media. 

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.


Éric Bélanger – McGill University
Amanda Bittner – Memorial University
Allison Harell – Université du Québec à Montréal
Karen Long Jusko – Stanford University
Peter Loewen – University of Toronto at Mississauga
Scott Matthews – Memorial University
Mark Pickup – Simon Fraser University
Daniel Rubenson – Ryerson University
Laura Stephenson – Western University