July 9, 2020 – Cybersecure Policy Exchange (CPX), Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, and the Ryerson Leadership Lab today release their report Advancing a Cybersecure Canada, which includes the results of a national survey conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights.
The survey sought to understand Canadians’ experiences, choices, and priorities toward their cybersecurity and digital privacy. Among the findings, the survey discovered that 58% of Canadians report being the victim of at least one cybercrime. The survey also uncovers fascinating results across a comprehensive array of technological spheres, including social media, internet of things (IoT), and biometrics.
Pollara conducted the online survey amongst a randomly-selected, reliable sample of N=2,000 adult Canadian from May 14-22, 2020. A probability sample of this size would yield results accurate to +2.2%, 19 times out of 20. The dataset was weighted by gender, age, and region according to most recent Census in order to ensure the sample accurately reflects the actual adult Canadian population.
The CPX report addresses cybersecurity and digital privacy – some of the most pressing challenges facing Canada today. In it, the CPX lay out their immediate areas of focus, share their most-up-to-date understanding of the challenges that technology presents to Canadians; and share research on Canadians’ usage and attitudes toward a range of technologies. The report marks the launch of CPX’s plans to actively support and convene public engagement and policy development through research and close engagement with government, academia, industry, and civic institutions on the urgent challenges facing Canada.
For more survey results, download and read the free CPX report.