Climate Perception Study

The City of Toronto commissioned Environics Research to conduct an online survey among a representative sample of Toronto residents to capture perceptions about climate change. The survey was also designed to gauge citizens’ willingness to take action in the community to help the City establish goals, priorities and metrics that will measure success in this area.

Methodology. A total of n=404 interviews were conducted online between October 11 to October 18, 2018 with adult residents (aged 18 years and over) living in the City of Toronto. The survey was 10 minutes in duration.

Note:

The files labelled v1. and v2. are identical, as they represent the same information, but presented differently. Every question included in the survey will present a list of possible responses to select, each with a unique numeric reference. V1 presents the survey responses in its raw, original format, including all qualitative responses selected. For ease of further analysis, V2 presents the survey responses in a quantitative format, using the numeric reference for each response selected per question.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Last Updated April 19, 2021, 14:41 (UTC)
Created August 15, 2019, 15:52 (UTC)
Package ID dfbcc8c9-a754-4cae-83c8-2f508d110ab2
Package Name climate-perception-study
Excerpt Results of a survey gathering information on Torontonian's perceptions of climate change and their willingness to take action on climate change.
Limitations A total of n=404 interviews were conducted online between October 11 to October 18, 2018 with adult residents (aged 18 years and over) living in the City of Toronto. Because an online survey represents a sample of convenience, no margin of error can be ascribed to the results. However, a random sample of this size can be considered accurate to ± 4.9 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. Quotas were set by region, age, and gender to be proportionately representative of Toronto's population (based on 2016 Census data), with minor weighting applied.
Dataset Category Document
Refresh Rate As available
Owner Division Environment & Energy
Owner Section Outreach & Engagement
Owner Email megan.maclean@toronto.ca
Civic Issues Climate change
Formats XLSX,DOC
Topics Environment
Information URL https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/97b6-City-of-Toronto_City-wide-Climate-Perceptions-Study_Full-Report.pdf