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What do Canadians think about climate change and climate action?

By David Coletto As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, kicks off this weekend in Glasgow, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a measure of Canadian public opinion towards climate change. To track opinions, I asked a series of questions we have fielded over the past few years

Fires and heat waves creating urgency around climate issue

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, we found that a majority of Canadians saw this summer’s forest fires and temperature records as evidence that climate change is happening and action is more urgent. Across the country, 60% say that temperatures, where they live, have been hotter than

Abacus Election Bulletin: Climate change and reducing carbon emissions

Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. By Michael Monopoli Earlier this week, my colleague Oksana Kishchuck reported on some interesting data about what is driving voters’

Abacus Election Bulletin: What issues are the parties owning and how has the campaign changed perceptions?

Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. By David Coletto Elections can often come down to voters choosing the party or leader best able to handle the

Abacus Election Bulletin: Top Issues and Our Vote-what motivates us the most?

Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. By Oksana Kishchuk There are a lot of things that can impact our vote from party leader’s personalities, to how

Canadians see risk but more opportunity in transition; Broad support for policies designed to help an energy shift along

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, we found 3 out of 4 Canadians believe countries that set higher emissions reduction ambitions will be more successful competitors in the global economy compared to those who set lower ambitions. While some Canadians see economic risk in the transition away

Canadians see upside to ambitious climate targets

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, almost three out of four people in Canada (72%) think that those countries which set more ambitious targets will end up stronger economically than those countries which don’t pursue such targets.   While believing ambitous targets are good for longer term

Electric vehicles are picking up speed in public support

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada (67%) believe that President Biden’s election will help make electric vehicles a growth industry and that Canada should do everything we can to attract electric vehicle manufacturing here. Only 33% think the market won’t

Canadians want Canada to be seen as determined to fight climate change, producers of sustainable products, and increasingly associated with renewable energy

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada (68%) think Canadians are currently seen in the rest of the world as people “who are determined to help combat climate change” while only 32% think our image is of “people who lack the

Most Canadians want Canada to be “world leading” or “among the most ambitious” when it comes to shifting to clean energy and clean technology

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada would like to see Canada as either “world leading” (27%) or “among the most ambitious” countries in the world (39%) when it comes to a shift towards clean energy and clean technology. Today when

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