2022 Polling Results – Perceptions Around Marine Protected Areas in Canada


Canadian public opinion about ocean health and protection was previously measured in 2012, 2016 and 2019. As countries gather in Montreal in December 2022 for the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) and in Vancouver in February 2023 for IMPAC5 (5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress), this survey was conducted to provide an updated understanding of public opinion. The research was also designed to identify frames that motivate Canadians to care for, and act on, matters of ocean health and to support marine conservation efforts.