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Annual government spending on public opinion research tends to rise and fall in relation to the changing needs and priorities of the Government. Figure 1Footnote 1 shows the overall number of projects and the contract values for each of the past 10 years. Figure 2 compares the use of research methodologies (each as a percentage of the whole) in the past two fiscal years.

Figure 1: Trends in contract values and number of projects

Figure 1: Trends in contract values and number of projects - Description below.

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This figure is a bar chart on contract values (millions of dollars) and number of projects from fiscal year 2006 to 2007 to 2015 to 2016. The figure contains this information:

  • 2006 to 2007: 562 projects worth $31.4 million
  • 2007 to 2008: 446 projects worth $24.8 million
  • 2008 to 2009: 131 projects worth $8.1 million
  • 2009 to 2010: 148 projects worth $8.3 million
  • 2010 to 2011: 136 projects worth $7.9 million
  • 2011 to 2012: 100 projects worth $6.5 million
  • 2012 to 2013: 72 projects worth $4.3 million
  • 2013 to 2014: 81 projects worth $4.9 million
  • 2014 to 2015: 54 projects worth $4.1 million
  • 2015 to 2016: 51 projects worth $3.8 million

Figure 2: Research methodologies used for contracted public opinion research in 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016

Figure 2: Research methodologies used for contracted public opinion research in 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 - Description below.

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This figure shows two pie charts on research methodologies used in 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. The figure contains this information:

In 2014 to 2015 fiscal year:

  • 29% of projects used qualitative research methods
  • 24% of projects used quantitative research methods
  • 47% of projects used a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods

In 2015 to 2016 fiscal year:

  • 20% of projects used qualitative research methods
  • 49% of projects used quantitative research methods
  • 31% of projects used a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods

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