Focus Canada 2014 — Public Opinion on Climate Change
The Environics Institute for Survey Research partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation to take a new sounding of public opinion on climate change, as part of its ongoing Focus Canada public opinion research program. Many people consider global warming or climate change to be the most pressing challenge facing human civilization, but it continues to command limited media attention and has yet to elicit a concerted policy response in North America or elsewhere. This is despite increasingly unpredictable and sometimes violent weather patterns experienced worldwide, which scientists predicted as an outcome of global warming. Where does the Canadian public stand today on the issue of climate change? Have Canadians lost interest or do they remain concerned and want strong actions to address the problem? This report outlines our poll results.