The latest Canadian Press-Harris/Decima survey explored Canadians’ attitudes toward the oil and gas industry and potential pipeline construction projects currently being discussed.
According to Harris/Decima Senior Vice President Doug Anderson, “this latest survey re-confirms that Canadians appreciate the importance of the oil and gas industry to the Canadian economy. The level of support for building any sort of pipeline is closely tied to perceptions of the sector’s economic role. However, our data also show that despite this general correlation, there are some segments of the Canadian population that think differently. These segments use other criteria to determine their support for pipeline construction. For anyone attempting to engage the public in a pipeline debate, these results suggest the need to use different kinds of evidence when addressing certain audiences.”
Overall, this study reveals that: