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Opinion Polls

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has commissioned a substantial amount of polling research related to Canadian broadcasting issues. FRIENDS also tracks broadcasting-relevant polls conducted by others.

Sep 10, 2014 — Opinion Poll

Views on Local News in Five “At Risk” Markets

In order to understand the nuance of opinion related to TV broadcasting in Canada among communities which may be affected by changes in Canada’s broadcasting rules, Nanos conducted a special study of communities “at risk” of either scaled back local news or of their local TV station closing.

Sep 5, 2014 — Opinion Poll

What Canadians Think About TV

A national random telephone survey conducted for the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting in collaboration with ACTRA and Unifor by Nanos Research on Canadians views about television.

Apr 2, 2014 — Opinion Poll

Nanos Research: Ontarians' view of TVO and TFO

A significant majority of Ontarians (7 of 10) believe that Premier Wynne should keep the promise of long term funding support for TVO and TFO, according to the latest survey of 1,000 Ontarians conducted between March 21st and 24th, 2014.

Jul 22, 2013 — Opinion Poll

Canadians on the CBC by Nanos Research

New opinion research shows Canadians from across the political spectrum value the CBC, give it good marks for meeting its mandate and think it plays an important role in Canada.

Apr 23, 2013 — Opinion Poll

Don’t Cut TVO / TFO by Forum Research Inc.

New public opinion research shows that, given the chance, a wide majority (68%) of voters would advise Premier Kathleen Wynne to maintain or increase funding to TVOntario in the upcoming provincial budget.

Mar 23, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Canadians on the CBC by Nanos Research

New opinion research shows Canadians are generally satisfied with the programs and content provided by the CBC and believe that possible cuts would likely have a negative impact in terms of Canadian content, local news and national news. 

Feb 13, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Foreign ownership of Canadian media companies

A new report on public opinion shows that Canadian media companies are too important for culture and natural security to allow foreign ownership.

Feb 1, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Public opinion in Hamilton & the rest of Canada concerning the CBC

New opinion research on public reaction to a proposed a new digital service in Hamilton in the spring of 2012.

Jan 31, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Public Opinion in the London Region & the rest of Canada concerning the CBC

New opinion research on public reaction to plans from the CBC to open a local radio station in London in the autumn of 2012.

Jan 31, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Public opinion in Kamloops & the rest of Canada concerning the CBC

New opinion research on public reaction to a proposed a new radio service in the Interior BC region of Kamloops in the autumn of 2012. 

Jan 19, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Public opinion in the Waterloo Region & the rest of Canada concerning the CBC

Opinion research reveals that residents of the Waterloo region are very supportive of a CBC proposal to launch a local radio station in the area and would like their MP to champion the initiative. 

Nov 29, 2011 — Opinion Poll

Canadians' attitudes toward the CBC and public broadcasting in Canada

A new major public opinion research study shows continued strong support for the CBC and that more Canadians trust the Conservative party than any other to handle matters of national culture and identity.

Apr 19, 2010 — Opinion Poll

Foreign Ownership of Canadian Broadcasting and Telephone Companies

New Harris/Decima survey says the majority of Canadians agree that it's important the Canadian government work to maintain and build a culture and identity distinct from the United States.

May 26, 2009 — Opinion Poll

Canadian Attitudes and Expectations Towards Public Broadcasting

According to a new study from POLLARA, the vast majority of Canadian voters hold the CBC in high regard and believe the public broadcaster is underfunded.

Oct 1, 2008 — Opinion Poll

Canadians think CBC is a good investment. What does Prime Minister Harper think?

According to a Nanos survey, nearly two-thirds of Canadian voters (63%) think the government's investment in CBC is a good use of taxpayers dollars.

Apr 7, 2008 — Opinion Poll

Canadians' Views On De-regulating Cable and Other TV Distributors

New survey shows Canadians regard the CRTC and the federal government as guardians of Canadian culture on TV, but don't trust that de-regulated cable and satellite companies would promote and deliver Canadian content on the small screen.

Dec 5, 2007 — Opinion Poll

Foreign Ownership of Canadian Media and Communications

Poll results show allowing foreign interests to control Canadian media and telecom companies may be a poor strategy for Conservative growth.

Sep 5, 2005 — Opinion Poll

Two in Three Canadians Want the Federal Government to Intervene in Recent CRTC Approval of Satellite Radio

Ipsos Reid/Friends of Canadian Broadcasting poll concerning CRTC decisions approving two U.S. satellite radio services in Canada.

May 19, 2004 — Opinion Poll

Broadcasting Issues, Canada/US Relations and Canadian Public Opinion (Special Political Results Summary)

Pre-election poll commissioned by FRIENDS shows strong support among voters for strengthening Canadian culture and enhancing the CBC. This summary shows a breakdown of results by political party.

May 19, 2004 — Opinion Poll

Broadcasting Issues, Canada/US Relations and Canadian Public Opinion

Ipsos-Reid pre-election poll commissioned by FRIENDS shows Canadian voters support strengthening Canadian content, culture and identity as a means to balance closer integration with the United States.