Focus Canada 2014 Canadian Public Opinion and Climate Change

As part of its ongoing Focus Canada research, the Environics Institute partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation this fall to ask Canadians about climate change, and determine how opinions have changed or not over the past year. REPORT JUST RELEASED

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AmericasBarometer 2014

Tracking public opinion on democracy and governance in Canada and across the Americas

The AmericasBarometer is a multi-country survey that documents how citizens in Canada and across the hemisphere view their country on key issues of democracy and governance. REPORT JUST RELEASE

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Black Experience in the GTA

What does it mean to be a Black person today in Canada’s largest city?

The Environics Institute, in partnership with Ryerson University's Diversity Institute, United Way Toronto, and the YMCA of Greater Toronto, is launching a major new study focusing on the Black community in the Greater Toronto Area. Come find out more at our public launch event on March 24, 2014.

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The Environics Institute

Promotes public opinion and social research

on important issues of public policy and social change. Social science-based evidence is key to helping organizations and citizens better understand Canada and our world as it is today, how it is changing, and where it is heading. Read More

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December 12, 2014

Environics Institute launches new project on social capital in Toronto

The Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new groundbreaking study of social capital to map the level of social trust and community engagement among Toronto residents, and provide a foundation for strengthening the social capital of the city. This project is a partnership of six city-building organizations: the City of Toronto, the Environics In...

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December 03, 2014

There’s now a Canadian consensus: It’s time for action on climate change

Keith Neuman and Ian Bruce published the following op-ed in the December 3, 2014 edition of the Globe and Mail >>>>>>> As global warming emissions reach record-breaking levels, Canada’s environment minister will join world leaders in Lima, Peru, this week for the latest round of UN talks on an action plan to fight climate change. ...

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November 28, 2014

Environics Institute and David Suzuki Foundation release new survey on climate change

As part of its ongoing Focus Canada public opinion research program, the Environics Institute partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation this fall to ask Canadians about the issue of climate change, to determine how perceptions have changed (or not) over the past 12 months. As the scientific evidence for global warming continues to mount, the Canadian publ...

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Research Digest

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What’s wrong with online survey research methods?

Perhaps the most significant trend in market and public opinion research in the past decade has been the emergence of online research methods as the dominant form of survey data collection. This trend has taken for three reasons: a) to leverage the expanding array of digital... Read More

Practical advice about survey research goes video

When organizations, students and newcomers to the survey research business look for “how to” guidance, the choices are largely limited to textbooks, consultants and on-the-job experience. Now there is a new resource in the form of short practical advice videos th... Read More

2013 Survey of American Jews -- Lessons for Canada

Last fall the widely-respected US-based Pew Research Center released the results of a comprehensive survey of American Jews, which generated considerable attention in Canada as well as in the USA. The survey addresses many themes, but chief among them is how Jewish identity... Read More

AAPOR launches new initiative on survey methods

The American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) righly bills itself as the leading association of public opinion and survey research professionals. In keeping with this role, AAPOR has just announced the launch of its latest special task force initiatives, in thi... Read More

Gallup Tracks Americans: Concerned Believers and Cool Skeptics on Climate Change

By Kristen Pue INTRODUCTION Gallup recently concluded a series of public opinion reports on climate change, culminating in a final report that established three categories to articulate American public opinion about climate change. The report showed that age and political ... Read More

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