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A majority of Canadians believe in the importance of oil and gas to Canada’s current and future econ

About three in four Canadians rate oil and gas as important to Canada’s current economy (score of 7-10 out of 10) (74%) which is a slight decline from the previous wave in August 2023 (78% in August 2023) and consistent with last year’s results in January 2023 (74% in January 2023). When asked the reason… Continue Reading A majority of Canadians believe in the importance of oil and gas to Canada’s current and future economy and score governments poorly on their energy and climate performance (Positive Energy/Nanos).

Canadians aware of Canada’s net-zero targets and agree that the environment should be prioritized bu

Over seven in ten Canadians say they have heard about Canada’s net zero climate change target (72%). Those who say they have heard of Canada’s target most often think the term means ‘not emitting more carbon than is collected’ or ‘balancing out the impact’ (38%), which is also mentioned most often by those who have… Continue Reading Canadians aware of Canada’s net-zero targets and agree that the environment should be prioritized but concerned about energy prices (Positive Energy/Nanos)

Views of Canadians on Canada’s energy future. (University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy/Nanos)

Importance of oil & gas to Canada’s current economy on upward trajectory, importance to its future economy holds steady Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land-and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,081 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between July 30thand August 2nd, 2023as part of an omnibus survey. The margin… Continue Reading Views of Canadians on Canada’s energy future. (University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy/Nanos)

Canadians ambitious on climate but concerned about energy prices; affordability ranked above emissio...

After a steady decline from August 2021 to November 2022, the proportion of Canadians who think it is the best time for Canada to be ambitious in addressing climate change even if there are costs to the economy is on the rise, with almost six in ten who say so (57%) (score of 7-10 out… Continue Reading Canadians ambitious on climate but concerned about energy prices; affordability ranked above emissions reductions as top energy need (Positive Energy/Nanos)

Views on the oil and gas sector and the investment climate for energy infrastructure to meet Canada’

A majority of Canadians rate the oil and gas sector as important (score of 7-10 out of 10) to Canada’s current economy (74%) and future economy (57%). Importance is steadily increasing over time. Canadians are over five times more likely to rate the job done by governments at providing a clear, predictable and competitive policy… Continue Reading Views on the oil and gas sector and the investment climate for energy infrastructure to meet Canada’s climate objectives (Positive Energy/Nanos)

Majority of Canadians are concerned about energy prices for things like heating and transportation o...

About seven in ten Canadians are concerned (score of 7-10 out of 10) (68%) about energy prices they will pay for things like heating and transportation over the next six months. Canadians are over seven times more likely to say they are very concerned (10 out of 10) (35%) rather than not concerned at all… Continue Reading Majority of Canadians are concerned about energy prices for things like heating and transportation over the next six months (Positive Energy/Nanos)