- Current Projects
- Projects in the Works
- Completed Projects
- AmericasBarometer 2014
- Canadian Public Opinion on Governance and the Public Service
- Democracy in the 21st Century - Trudeau Foundation Annual Survey
- Focus Canada 2015 - Public opinion on climate change
- Cultural Competency Training of Police Officers and Security Personnel
- Focus Canada 2015 - Immigration and Multiculturalism
- Focus Canada 2013
- The Common Good: Who Decides? - 2012 Trudeau Foundation Annual Survey
- Focus Canada 2012
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The public speaks on democracy and governance in Canada and across the Americas
• How do Canadians feel about democracy in Canada today?
• What tolerance do Canadians have for political dissent (through demonstrations, etc.)?
• How much confidence does the public have in the justice system?
• How engaged are citizens in their local communities?
• How have such opinions among Canadians changed over the past few years?
• And how do such opinions compare with those of Americans, Mexicans, and citizens in Central and South American countries?
These are among the central questions addressed in a major survey just completed by the Environics Institute, as the Canadian partner of a 26 country study called the AmericasBarometer. The AmericasBarometer (www.AmericasBarometer.org) is a multi-country public opinion survey on democratic values and behaviours in the Americas, conducted every two years by a consortium of academic and think tank partners in the hemisphere.
In each country, the survey is conducted with a representative sample of voting-age adults, in some cases including oversamples to provide for analysis at the regional level. Surveys are conducted face-to-face with respondents in their households, except in the USA and Canada where surveys are conducted online using established Internet panels. Surveys undergo pre-testing, and translation into major languages used in each country. AmericasBarometer survey data are publicly available, with comprehensive reports produced at the country level.
For more information, contact Keith Neuman