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Contributions: A Bigger Picture Q2 2008

July 31, 2008

Elections Canada has released its second quarter 2008 political party contribution report; therefore I have updated my compilation of contributions reports spanning from first quarter 2005 to now second quarter 2008.

With this data I have created five graphs: one on dollars contributed, one on the number of donors, one on average amount of money per donor, one on the percentage of total donors per party, and one on the percentage of total contributions per party.

Raw Data Chart (Word Document)

Contributions Raised Quarterly

Number of Donors Per Quarter

Average Contribution Per Donor Per Quarter

Percentage of Total Contributions Per Quarter

Percentage of Total Donors Per Quarter

Notes:

  1. In the final quarter of every year, there tends to be a increase of contributions gathered. This probably is because donors want to ensure they get a tax credit for the next year.
  2. The large rise on all graphs in Fourth Quarter 2005 probably arises from the 2006 Federal Election going on at the time.
  3. The large rise on all graphs for the Liberals in Fourth Quarter 2006 probably arises from the Liberal Leadership Convention.
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  1. Tony
    August 1, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Nice work on the donations data! Wonks like me love this shit! Thanks. Tony (Vancouver)

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