ARCHIVED Annual Report 2002-2003

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Overview of Public Opinion Research in 2002-2003 in the Government of Canada

Top 10 Departments and Agencies for all Public Opinion Research by Business Volume

This table shows the total investment of the Government of Canada and the number of public opinion research projects undertaken for each of the top ten departments (in terms of dollar value per department).
Department/Agency Thousands of Dollars Number of Projects
Health Canada 4,270 81
Communication Canada 3,176 75
Human Resources Development Canada 2,120 60
Natural Resources Canada 1,586 28
Industry Canada 1,584 42
Canadian Heritage 1,124 30
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada 870 16
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency 868 17
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 738 15
Environment Canada 710 20

Health Canada led all federal departments and agencies in public opinion research, accounting for about 18 percent of the Government of Canada's public opinion research expenditures. Much of its activity related to the Tobacco Control Strategy. Six departments each spent more than $1 million on public opinion research, representing more than 58 percent of the total Government of Canada investment.

Highlights of the research undertaken by the 10 largest users of public opinion research appear in Section 5.

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