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Public Opinion Polling

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is releasing a new national poll that finds high levels of support for Canadian mining and increased understanding on the role Canada’s mining industry must play in producing the green technologies essential to a low carbon future.

New Poll Shows Unprecedented Support for Canada’s Mining Sector and its Role in Contributing to the Tech Essential to Net-Zero

For the past 12 years, MAC has worked with Abacus Data to assess public opinion on Canada’s mining sector. In 2022, polling showed support at an all time high, with 80% reporting that they have a positive feeling about producers of minerals and metals in Canada and 78% saying they have a positive feeling about Canadian mining companies. Other highlights include:

The 2022 polling data clearly shows that Canadians are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that the minerals and metals industry is a key partner in accomplishing our goal of a greener future. As one of the lowest carbon-intensity producers of mineral and metal products in the world there is no doubt that Canada fulfills the need for mined materials better than most competing mining jurisdictions and we are pleased to see this recognition by the public at large.

Abacus reports that the generally positive sentiment about the mining sector is due in large part to the feeling that the industry provides economic benefits and well-paying jobs for Canadians in communities across the country, and that people believe the industry has been making an effort to reduce its environmental impact. Impressions in this area have been improving over time and as more people see mining companies making commitments and taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions, this too is helping people see the industry as having a promising future in a global economy that is looking to decarbonize.

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