ARCHIVED Annual Report 2001-2002

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Access to Expertise

Research Firm Rankings for Public Opinion Research

This table shows the total investment and number of public opinion research projects for the top ten research firms (in terms of dollar value and number of projects per firm).
Firm Thousands of Dollars Number of Projects
Ekos Research Associates $4,567 112
Environics Research Group $3,615 72
Ipsos-Reid $3,537 106
Compas $2,031 50
Créatec + $1,528 31
Pollara $1,446 23
Phase 5 Consulting Group $1,213 28
Decima Research $1,181 28
Goldfarb Consultants $862 19
GPC Factor Research Group $790 12

This fiscal year the Government of Canada used the services of 83 research firms to fulfil its public opinion research needs.

Access to Expertise - Custom Research

Research Firm Rankings for Custom Research

This table shows the total investment and number of Custom Research projects for the top ten research firms (in terms of dollar value and number of projects in this research category).
Firm Thousands of Dollars Number of Projects
Environics Research Group $3,333 60
Ekos Research Associates $2,917 56
Ipsos-Reid $2,628 60
Compas Research $1,898 43
Pollara $1,346 23
Créatec + $1,378 30
Phase 5 Consulting Group $1,226 27
Decima Research $1,170 27
Goldfarb Consultants $792 16
GPC Factor Research Group $790 11

Overall, Environics Research Group received more revenue for custom research projects (all studies except syndicated reports) than any other private sector firm. Indeed, Environics Research Group earned 14% more than Ekos Research Associates, which ranked second. In total, eight firms each had revenues of at least $1 million from custom research projects.

Access to Expertise - Syndicated Studies

Research Firm Rankings for Syndicated Studies

This table shows the total investment by the Government of Canada for Syndicated Studies for the top ten research firms (in terms of dollar value).
Firm Thousands of Dollars
Ekos Research Associates $1,639
Ipsos-Reid $909
Environics Research Group $400
CROP $228
Perspectives Canada Ltd $169
Créatec + $150
Compas Research $137
Environics International Ltd. $135
Goldfarb Consultants $70
Institute of Public Administration of Canada $54

Ekos Research Associates was the leading firm in terms of the revenue it received for departmental subscriptions to syndicated studies. It was followed by Ipsos-Reid and Environics Research Group. Government departments subscribed to a total of 44 different syndicated studies.

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