Support for Energy Transition is Strong and Broad

A strong majority of Canadians believe the transition to clean energy is more economic opportunity that economic downside. Last week Clean Energy Canada issued a new report, The Fast Lane, which indicated that the country’s clean energy sector would add significantly more jobs than are expected to be lost in fossil fuels. New Abacus Data-Clean

3 in 4 Canadians welcome student marches for climate change

87% would allow their child to march. In the wake of several recent marches for climate action and with mass marches approaching on Friday (September 27), including one in Montreal with climate activist Greta Thunberg, the latest Abacus Data-Clean Energy Canada poll reveals: Across the country, 74% say that marches of students in different parts

1 in 2 Canadians say action to reduce emissions is “urgent”

Most say they can and should do more personally. As the country enters an election campaign, the latest Abacus Data – Clean Energy Canada poll reveals that 9 in 10 voters see climate action as important or urgent.  And most people think they both can and should do more personally to help combat the threat.

Extreme weather spurs demand for climate action

GREENLAND MELTING, AMAZON BURNING LATEST SIGNS From hurricanes to melting ice in Greenland, the large majority of Canadians believe that these situations are linked to human- and industrial- caused climate change, and it’s causing them to expect more policy action from governments according to a new poll conducted by Abacus Data with Clean Energy Canada.

Broad support for a wide range of policies – including carbon pricing – to help reduce emissions and fight climate change

As Canada’s political parties prepare their election platforms, the latest Clean Energy Canada – Abacus Data nationwide poll explored opinions about what should be included in a plan to combat climate change. The results showed: • All 8 of the possible components tested found a majority say that they should ideally or must be included

There’s a Conservation Consensus

Public attitudes on conservation and the role of international and indigenous partnership. On behalf of the International Boreal Conservation Campaign, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey of a representative sample of 2,000 Canadians. The study explored public attitudes towards conservation, Canada’s role in meeting its commitment to conserve natural spaces and the role

How to get millennials to embrace nuclear power

In February, David spoke at the annual conference for the Canadian Nuclear Association. In his keynote address, he shared insights and new survey data on how Canadians and millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) think about nuclear power. Full results of the survey can be found here. Here’s the full speech: ABOUT ABACUS DATA We

Will climate change be a ballot box question in 2019?

Almost 8 million Canadians are “extremely” worried about climate change. 9 million say it will be the top or top two issue they vote on. By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Our most recent nationwide survey included questions on current attitudes towards climate change and benchmarked awareness of the federal carbon price backstop that will

Canadians see electric vehicles becoming mainstream, soon. Environmental, fuel cost advantages widely perceived.

Canadians believe the future of consumer vehicle market will be defined by electric vehicles, and they hope it happens pretty quickly, according to the second in a series of exclusive polls by Abacus Data and Clean Energy Canada. • Most (64%) say that if it were up to them, electric cars would become the majority

Climate Change Worries Open Minds to Modern Nuclear Technology

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto On behalf of the Canadian Nuclear Association, Abacus Data developed a different approach to surveying contemporary attitudes towards nuclear energy. Instead of looking principally at nuclear as a source of energy, we created a survey that explored whether people might feel differently about nuclear if the conversation was about

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