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 across the hemisphere view their country on key issues of democracy and governance. This research, encompassing North America, Latin America and parts of the Caribbean, is the most expansive regional survey project in the Western Hemisphere.

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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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2014 Survey of Muslims in Canada

An upcoming update on the 2006 survey of the country's Muslim population

In 2006 the Environics Institute conducted the first-ever national survey of Muslims in Canada. Fast-forward to 2014, how are Muslims in Canada faring today? The Environics Institute, in partnership with the Tessellate Institute, the Olive Tree Foundation and the Inspirit Foundation, is planning a second national survey of Muslims in 2014 to update the original research and identify both important trends and emerging issues.

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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

News & Events

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September 24, 2014

Environics Institute on how Canadians view climate change

Climate change is once again front and centre this week, as world leaders meet at the United Nations to discuss how to move forward collectively on the global challenge of climate change. On Sept 23, Environics Institute Executive Director Keith Neuman was interviewed on CBC National News "World at Six" about how Canadians currently view climate change. H...

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September 03, 2014

Crime and populism The Harper government has made a tough stance on crime one of its showcase positions. Why?

The following article by Michael Adams appears in the September edition of Policy Options (published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy  >>>>> Over the past eight years, the federal Conservatives have seldom missed an opportunity to show Canadians how seriously they take crime and how eager they are to make convicted ...

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August 05, 2014

Institute launches new study on governance and the public service

The Environics Institute is partnering with the Ottawa-based Institute on Governance to conduct a landmark public opinion study on governance and the public sector in Canada. Governments face unprecedented challenges in the early 21st century, stemming from global and domestic pressures. Elected officials are front and centre as the leaders taking responsib...

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Research Digest

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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

The World Bank surveys the globe on open government

Sometimes important public opinion research does not receive the attention it deserves. The Global Opening Government Survey – a study undertaken through collaboration between the World Bank’s Open Government Practice and RIWI Corporation, a Toronto-based company... Read More

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