Raw Data from Canadian Perspectives on International Development

Back in April, Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) and the Inter-Council Network (ICN) released the results of a February 2015 poll that confirmed some pretty amazing things about Canadians, like:

  • 94% of Canadians think it’s important to improve health, education and economic opportunity for the world’s poorest people.

  • 62% of Canadians agree that Canada should be one of the leading countries in providing international aid.


This knowledge is now the rallying cry of #PoliticsAside: a campaign led by EWB and the ONE Campaign that asks candidates from all parties who are running in the next Canadian federal election (it’s coming up fast, scheduled for October 19!) to join the majority of Canadians by publicly supporting a united movement towards the end of global poverty.

We’ve gotten quite a few requests from people who are curious about the raw data from the poll results that were synthesized in our report. As an organization that values and champions transparency, EWB is excited to be able to satisfy that curiosity (and hopefully prompt more thoughts and questions) today.

Here it is, folks: the raw data from the February 2015 poll that informed Canadian Perspectives on International Development. Get out your formulas, it’s time to play.

As excited as we are, we also have to acknowledge that this data is not in an ideal format. We received the report in Microsoft Word from Nielsen Opinion Quest (which ran the poll) and simply don’t have the human-power to convert it to Excel or another easily-manipulated format. If anyone can/wants to do so, we’d greatly appreciate it and would also be happy to post it here so it’s easy for others to access. Just leave a comment below and we can make the appropriate changes!

In our next post we’ll share some key insights from the data that we just couldn’t squeeze into the official report. Stay tuned for more soon!

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