Energy Literacy Survey

In 2015, a study on Canadian perspectives on energy issues was conducted by university researchers and supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Energy Exchange. Survey results suggested that motivating Canadians to participate in discussions and decisions about social and personal energy choices is linked to:

  • values
  • attitudes (particularly beliefs and knowledge) toward energy
  • trust in government and institutional decision-makers
  • gender
  • education levels

Taken together, these factors can provide a multi-layered framework from which to design, test, execute and monitor energy-focused initiatives.