Canadians and their Governments

PUBLIC RELATIONSHIPS INDEX STUDY 2020

The Argyle Public Relationships Index™, conducted in partnership with Leger Research Intelligence, measures the quality of relationships between organizations and their publics.

In our spring 2020 study, respondents report an improvement in their perceived relationships with every order of government – provincial, federal and municipal – during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While all governments have improved their relationships with Canadians, Quebec’s provincial government has gained the most, and Alberta’s the least, with Justin Trudeau’s federal government in between.

Relationship change with the federal government, by region:

Relationship change with municipal governments, by region:

This edition of the Argyle Public Relationships Index™ is based on a survey of 934 employed Canadians and 548 employed Americans, completed between April 30-May 2, 2021, using Leger’s online panel. Leger’s online panel has approximately 400,000 members and a retention rate of 90%. A probability sample of 934 respondents would have a margin of error of +/- 3.2%, 19 times out of 20. A probability sample of 548 respondents would have a margin of error of +/- 4.2%, 19 times out of 20.

To what extent has your relationship with governments improved or declined during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • QC +67
  • ATL Provinces +48
  • ON +33
  • BC +27
  • MB / SK +20
  • AB +12
  • ATL Provinces +67
  • ON +48
  • BC +33
  • MB / SK +27
  • AB +20
  • QC +12
  • ATL Provinces +36
  • QC +31
  • ON +23
  • MB / SK +11
  • AB +11
  • BC +5

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