ARCHIVED Annual Report 2005-2006

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Research Firms

Top Research Firms for All Coordinated Public Opinion Research

A three column table containing the Top Research Firms for All Coordinated Public Opinion Research. Column 1 identifies the firm by ranking order, column 2 indicates the contract value and column 3 shows the number of projects.
Firm Contract
Value
Number of
Projects
EKOS Research Associates 5,302 96
Environics Research Group 3,501 62
Decima Research 3,140 54
Phoenix Strategic Perspectives 2,457 44
IPSOS REID 1,810 57
CRÉATEC + 1,413 14
Phase 5 Consulting Group 1,199 20
Corporate Research Associates 1,034 27
The Strategic Counsel 955 15
SAGE Research 909 15

In 2005-2006 the Government of Canada used the services of 61 research firms to fulfill its public opinion research needs, for both custom research and syndicated studies. EKOS Research Associates was the most active research supplier to the Government of Canada in terms of number of projects (96) as well as contract value ($5.3 million). Environics Research Group was the second most active, with 62 projects and an approximate contract value of $3.5 million. Eleven firms had 10 or more projects each.

For a complete listing of all the firms, see Appendix II: Complete Listing of Research Firms Engaged in Public Opinion Research, 2005-2006.

Top Research Firms for Coordinated Custom Research

A three column table containing the Top Research Firms for Coordinated Custom Research. Column 1 identifies the firm by ranking order, column 2 indicates the contract value and column 3 shows the number of projects.
Firm Contract
Value
Number of
Projects
EKOS Research Associates 4,118 58
Decima Research 3,135 53
Environics Research Group 3,000 40
Phoenix Strategic Perspectives 2,289 36
IPSOS REID 1,458 35
CRÉATEC + 1,413 14
Phase 5 Consulting Group 1,199 20
Corporate Research Associates 990 23
The Strategic Counsel 955 15
SAGE Research 909 15

Top Research Firms for Coordinated Syndicated Studies

A two column table containing the Top Research Firms for Coordinated Syndicated Studies. Column 1 identifies the firm by ranking order and column 2 indicates the contract value.
Firm Contract Value
EKOS Research Associates 1,183
Environics Research Group 500
IPSOS REID 352
Institute for Citizen-Centred Service 203
Phoenix Strategic Perspectives 167
CROP (Centre de recherche sur l'opinion publique) 105
D-CODE 54
McAllister Opinion Research 50
Corporate Research Associates 45
GLOBESCAN 42

Government departments and agencies subscribed to syndicated studies undertaken by 19 different research firms during 2005-2006. EKOS Research Associates' syndicated studies accounted for 41 percent of the total contract value of federal government subscriptions. EKOS' top syndicated studies included The Security Monitor, Rethinking Government and Rethinking the Information Highway.

Environics Research Group again ranked second during the fiscal year; its top studies included Focus Canada and North of 60 and Remote Community Monitor. Ipsos Reid was the third most active firm for syndicated studies in 2005-2006, with contributions including Trend Report and Reconnecting Government With Youth. For a thematic overview of syndicated studies, see Appendix III: Thematic Overview of Syndicated Studies, 2005-2006.

For More Information

This report provides an overview of public opinion research activities in the Government of Canada during the fiscal year 2005-2006.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact us:

Public Opinion Research Directorate
Consulting, Information Shared Services Branch
Public Works and Government Services Canada
155 Queen Street, 5th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0S5

T: 613-943-5130
F: 613-947-1818
E-mail: DGCISPOpinionPublique.CISSBPublicOpinion@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

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