22 May 2015
MRIA Report on use of Research-Based Evidence in Public Policy in Canada
Canada’s Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) released a study on the use of research-based evidence in public policy in Canada. MRIA commissioned the Study to determine how data and information are valued by some of Canada’s top policy and political experts. The Study also explored perceptions around the use of research-based evidence in Government of Canada decision-making, and how usage may have changed in the last decade.
The Study consisted of in-depth interviews with 39 leading opinion leaders in government, policy and good governance. The findings contained in the Report provide a powerful commentary by esteemed thought leaders on the value of Public Opinion Research and the requirement of the federal government to consult Canadians when making decisions.