Three quarters agree climate change caused by human influence

March 11, 2017

In the second national wave of the Campaign Research Poll, a mixed-mode, online and telephone opinion survey conducted among 1,883 Canadian voters, the strong majority, more than three quarters, agree that climate is changing due to human influence (77%). This is common across all regional and political affiliations, although to a lesser degree among residents of Alberta (62%) and Conservatives (56%). Agreement the climate is changing due to human influence is highest among younger age groups (18 to 24 - 82%, 25 to 34 - 81%, 35 to 44 - 82%), in Atlantic Canada (84%), among Greens (87%), Liberals (87%) and New Democrats (89%) and among the wealthiest (83%). By sub-region, concern is highest in Toronto (87%) and the surrounding GTA (85%), as well as in Vancouver (86%).

Disagreement with the anthropogenic nature of climate change (13% in total) is most common

to the oldest (17%), in Alberta (26%), among the less wealthy ($20K to $40K - 18%) and among

Conservatives especially (32%). Disagreement is very restricted in major urban centres

(Vancouver - 7%, Montreal - 6%, Toronto - 3%).

 

“This is an issue upon which Canadians agree almost across the spectrum. Belief in

anthropogenic climate change is now rooted in our culture, especially in urban centres,” said

Eli Yufest, CEO of Campaign Research. Eli may be reached at eyufest@campaignresearch.ca or

at (647) 931-4025 ext 109

 

METHODOLOGY

This poll was conducted between March 5 and 7, 2017, among a sample of 1,883 Canadian

voters. The poll was conducted by a mixed-mode methodology, combining online surveys

(n=1088) and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) interviews (n=798). A probability sample of this

size would have a margin of error of plus or minus 3%, 19 times out of 20.

 

 

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