ARCHIVED Annual Report 2002-2003

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

Investment in Public Opinion Research from 2000 to 2003 (thousands of dollars)

This table compares the annual investment of the Government of Canada and the number of public opinion research projects, per department and agency, for three fiscal years between 2000 and 2003. Figures are shown for the top ten departments in terms of dollar value per department in 2002-2003.
Department/Agency 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003
Value
$
No. of Projects Value
$
No. of Projects Value
$
No. of Projects
Health Canada 2,300 62 4,036 88 4,270 81
Communication Canada 2,105 60 2,117 70 3,176 75
Human Resources Development Canada 2,556 68 2,614 62 2,120 60
Natural Resources Canada 387 13 847 32 1,586 28
Industry Canada 1,439 45 1,834 54 1,584 42
Canadian Heritage 849 29 1,288 36 1,124 30
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada 514 17 867 18 870 16
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency 1,008 19 687 23 868 17
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,027 17 1,228 16 738 15
Environment Canada 810 24 1,343 36 710 20

Although the overall investment in public opinion research was reduced by about 10 percent in 2002-2003 from the previous year, some departments were more active. Natural Resources Canada had the largest percentage increase - more than 80 percent. Communication Canada invested 50 percent more than the previous year. Health Canada was up nearly six percent.

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