Réseau Quetelet

Enquête : French Electoral Study 2017


Enquête électorale française


  • Kantar Public (Sofres)


  • LIEPP - Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d'évaluation des politiques publiques
  • National Research Foundation of Korea
  • Sciences Po Paris
  • Université Grenoble Alpes


  • CDSP - Centre de données socio-politiques


The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES*) is a worldwide research program on electoral behaviors created in the beginning of the 2000s. Part of this program is dedicated to administering a common questionnaire after each national election of participating countries. This is the fifth edition of comparative post-electoral studies realized worldwide through the CSES.

The French Electoral Study 2017 (FES 2017**) is the fifth French election inside the CSES framework. It was realized after the 2017 presidential elections in France. The description of the survey and its methodology can be found in : Gougou F. and Sauger N., The 2017 French Election Study (FES 2017) : a post-electoral cross-sectional survey, Data, Measures and Methods, 2017.

Dedicated to the relation of voters to politics and electoral decisions, it also includes specific questions, for example on public policy preferences, values, as well as on life conditions and social paths of the respondents. This survey integrates all variables from CSES as well as numerous other electoral survey classical indicators in France as well as worldwide.

*Agregated data is available on the CSES website: http://www.cses.org/verify.htm
**Data from the French edition is available, after registering, on the web portal Quetelet: https://quetelet.casd.eu/fr/

Dates de collecte

  • - début : 09/05/2017
  • - fin : 23/05/2017



Couverture géographique

French metropolitan territory, Corsica excepted

Unité d'analyse

French citizens registered on voters lists in 2017.


French citizens (besides Corsica), aged 18 or over and registered on voters lists in 2017.

Méthode d'échantillonnage

The sample was created using the quota method, according to a certain number of indicators.

Three series of indicators were used in order to create a representative sample:
- socio-demographic indicators : age, gender, occupation (in seven posts)
- diploma (in four posts), region and category of agglomeration
- vote in 2017 election's both rounds.

Objectives were of 1,800 respondents. In order to gather the right amount of respondents in each category, 1,830 persons were ultimately surveyed.

Nombre d'observations


Méthode de collecte

Face-to-face survey, conducted by surveyors at the respondent's home (CAPI)