Sept. 19, 2019
For Immediate Release
Waterloo – As the 2019 Canadian federal election campaign unfolds, much attention will be paid to the results of public opinion polls. In order to help make sense of these polls, their accuracy and their impact on political decision-making, the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) is hosting a one-day Symposium on Public Opinion and Polls on Friday, Sept. 20.
The public event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chamber on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus.
During the symposium, Barry Kay, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Political Science, will be releasing updated federal seat projections based on the most recent series of polls. As part of his presentation, Kay will also explain how these seat projections are estimated, and the relationship between these projections and the poll results reported publicly.
In addition to Kay’s presentation on Polls and Election Projections, the LISPOP symposium will consist of three other interactive sessions, including:
“This event offers something for everyone who is interested in our upcoming federal election,” said Roy. “LISPOP’s mission is to provide a non-partisan, academic-based set of experts and resources to help interpret polling information for the public. So with a focus on this current election campaign, our symposium will offer context for the profusion of data we’re hearing about every day.”
For more information and to register for the symposium on Friday, Sept. 20, visit lispop.ca.
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