Universities, Research & Canadian Public Opinion

By Bruce Anderson Commissioned by Universities Canada, Abacus undertook a nationwide survey looking at how Canadians feel about the role of universities today and in the future.  The highlights of this study are detailed below. The large majority (78%) of Canadians express a positive overall feeling towards universities, with only 3% expressing a negative view.

CANADIANS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey of Canadian public opinion we included a few questions about the plans of the federal government to put additional resources into scientific research. The findings: • 78% believe that to “build a healthy economy for the long term Canada must invest increasing amounts in research

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