Climate of Change 2017

Results and analysis of latest national Climate Survey

Partners of EcoAnalytics have access to the full results and trenchant analysis of our second Climate of Change Survey, fielded in October 2017. The survey posed 40 questions on climate and energy issues to a representative sample of 1,200 Canadians, adding to a longitudinal set of data reaching back to 2011.

The full results are presented in three reports: cross-tabulated tables showing the raw data, a research note on carbon pricing and a final analytical report. 

Each page of the Climate of Change Survey Cross-tab Results Report (Nov. 2017) presents a table showing the results for a different question, with segmentation by gender, age, language, education level, region and voting preference.

By contrast, Dr. Erick Lachapelle's Climate of Change Survey 2017 Research Note: Building support among Canadians for carbon pricing drills deeply into the results of a set of questions in the survey, and draws on similar data reaching back seven years to make recommendations on this critical policy issue. What do Canadians now think about carbon pricing? How do attitudes vary among key audiences in six regions: BC, AB, SK/MB, ON, QC and the Atlantic provinces? These are just two of the questions addressed.

Lachapelle's Climate of Change 2017 Analytical Report: Engaging the Five Canadas of Climate Change summarizes key findings of the fall survey, and ends with concrete recommendations on how to further engage "Alarmed" and "Concerned" groups of Canadians in significant action to address to climate change. How have Canadians perceptions of the risks posed by climate change changed? Who do they hold financially responsible? What messages and images are most likely to mobilize concerned Canadians to take action, according to the latest data? The report answers these among other topical questions.

Climate of Change: Analysis of a national survey of Canadian opinions about climate and energy issues, Feb. 2018, by Erick Lachapelle, PhD and Louise Comeau, PhD.

Decision-makers in government and innovative businesses as well as program managers and campaigners in environmental non-profit organizations are among those who will find the data and analysis useful in crafting effective narrative frames and messaging.

Partners in EcoAnalytics also gain access to high quality communications tools, such as the infographics below, which illustrate select data from the Climate of Change Survey 2017.

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