Survey on ethnicity, its various dimensions and related issues of changing cultural diversity in Canada. Topics covered in the survey include ethnic ancestry, ethnic identity, place of birth, visible minority status, religion, religious participation, knowledge of languages, family background, family interaction, social networks, civic participation, interaction with society, attitudes, satisfaction with life, trust and socio-economic activities. The target population for the main survey are persons aged 15 years or over living in private households in the 10 provinces. The population does not include persons living in collective dwellings, persons living on Indian reserves, persons declaring an Aboriginal origin or identity in the 2001 Census, or persons living in Northern and remote areas.
Final sample was 57,242 persons. Of that number, 42,476 responded to the survey, which corresponds to an overall response rate of 75.6% if the 1057 persons classified as being outside the scope of the survey are taken into account.