Canadians’ Opinions on Climate Policy and Federal Leadership

Clean Energy Canada commissioned Nanos Research to conduct Canadian opinion polling on climate and energy issues. Respondents were asked about their views on climate change, support for specific policies under consideration in the federal/provincial/territorial climate action negotiations underway in Fall 2016, and the federal government’s role in implementing a national climate plan.

The survey found that most respondents support or somewhat support the idea of putting a price on carbon emissions (59%). A majority (62%) also support or somewhat support setting a minimum carbon price that applies in all of Canada’s provinces and territories. A substantial majority of respondents also believe that climate change is a significant threat to Canada’s economic future (70% agree or somewhat agree).

View the report by Nanos Research

Related Graphics

Graphic: Canadians see climate change as economic threat

Graphic: Canadians want a national climate action plan

Graphic: Canadians want Ottawa to act if provincial action on climate is insufficient

Graphic: Canadians support a minimum national price on carbon pollution