ARCHIVED Annual Report 2003-2004

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Overview of Public Opinion Research in 2003-2004 in the Government of Canada

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

Top Departments and Agencies for all Public Opinion Research by Business Volume
Department/Agency Thousands of dollars Number of projects
Health Canada 4,866 105
Human Resources Development Canada* 3,720 63
Canadian Heritage 1,758 42
Communication Canada* 1,459 22
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada 1,337 23
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency* 1,304 21
Industry Canada 1,174 38
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 962 20
Natural Resources Canada 912 31
Environment Canada 717 27
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 615 13

* Duties and names of some departments and agencies included throughout this report changed as part of a reorganization of the Government of Canada.

Canadians' concern over health issues is reflected in the research work of Health Canada which sought public reactions on the Tobacco Control Strategy and issues, such as the attitudes of youth toward drugs, health threats and healthy living. Attitudes of on-reserve First Nations people on a wide range of health issues were also probed. As a result, Health Canada again led departments in the use of public opinion research, accounting for 17.7 percent of the total projects and 19 percent of the investment. Human Resources Development Canada ranked second. Five departments and agencies had research budgets in the $1 million to $2 million range.

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

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