Jon H. Pammett, Professor of Political Science, is one of Canada’s premier specialists on survey research. He participated in the design of the Canadian National Election Studies of 1974, 1979 and 1980, and other surveys of more recent elections and referendums.
These have resulted in numerous books and articles, including Political Choice in Canada and Absent Mandate: Interpreting Change in Canadian Elections; he is co-editor, with Chris Dornan, of The Canadian General Election of… series, most recently The Canadian General Election of 2011 (Dundurn, Toronto).
Pammett has led Canada’s participation in the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) since 1998. He has edited, and contributed to, books using ISSP data on Social Inequality in Canada and Environmental Attitudes in Canada and Around the World. Pammett’s research on the nature of democratic participation includes a number of reports and articles for Elections Canada, including Explaining the Turnout Decline in Canadian Federal Elections: A New Survey of Non-Voters and Confronting the Problem of Declining Voter Turnout Among Youth (with Lawrence LeDuc).