PPF poll: What Canadians think about news media and democracy


PPF poll: What Canadians think about news media and democracy

What do Canadians think about fake news? Do they trust the media? Do they trust social media? And do they see a connection between news and a healthy democracy?

To inform our report, The Shattered Mirror: News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital Age, the Public Policy Forum partnered with the Canadian Journalism Foundation and Earnscliffe Strategy Group to study public opinion of news and democracy. Some of the results of the poll and focus groups were included in last week’s release of The Shattered Mirror.  

Today, we are pleased to release the full Key Insights report from Earnscliffe’s Allan Gregg.

The online survey, conducted between Sept. 22 and Oct. 2, 2016, polled more than 1,500 adult Canadians in English and French and complemented the findings from six focus groups conducted to study in greater depth Canadians’ attitudes towards the media and the future of news organizations.

N.B. : Ce rapport est disponible en anglais seulement.

For more information:

At Earnscliffe

Allan Gregg: 1-888-468-6458
Doug Anderson: 613-563-4455

At Public Policy Forum

Carl Neustaedter
Director of Communications
Public Policy Forum
613.238.7858 ext. 286
Mobile: 613.866.7210