B.C. Forest Fires and Floods Impact Report

April 6, 2022

On behalf of Global Public Affairs, Leger surveyed British Columbians from March 4 to March 6, 2022, to explore their perspectives on and experiences with forest fires and floods in British Columbia.

The survey explores the following with respect to:

  • whether British Columbians followed the news about the 2021 forest fires and flooding in their province
  • whether they were personally impacted, and if so, how
  • their concern about future natural disasters like these
  • how well they think the various levels of government responded to these crises
  • and more

SOME OF THE KEY FINDINGS OF OUR SURVEY ON FOREST FIRES AND FLOODS IN B.C. INCLUDE…

  • 39% of British Columbians were personally impacted by either a forest fire (27%) or flood (29%) in 2021.
  • Approximately three-quarters of British Columbians, were following the 2021 events closely.
  • 60% of British Columbians are concerned about forest fires and 50% are concerned about flooding this season.
  • Those living in regions of BC that are more likely to have been impacted by forest fires or floods in the past (Interior and Northern BC) feel more prepared for future instances of these events than those living in Metro Vancouver.
  • B.C. residents are divided on whether various levels of government are prepared for the upcoming season.
  • and more.

SURVEY METHODOLOGY

  • 1,000 residents of British Columbia aged 18 or older were surveyed online using Leger’s online panel, LEO, from March 4 to 6, 2022.
  • Using data from the 2016 Census, results were weighted according to, age, gender, and region in order to ensure a representative sample of the population in British Columbia.
  • No margin of error can be associated with a non-probability sample.  However, for comparative purposes, a probability sample of 1,000 respondents would have a margin of error of ±3.1%, 19 times out of 20.

Related Posts

HEC Montréal awards an honorary doctorate to Jean-Marc Léger

Montreal, May 22, 2024 – At its May 21, 2024, convocation ceremony, HEC Montréal paid tribute to Jean-Marc Léger, economist and founding president of Léger Marketing, by awarding him an honorary doctorate. This honorary distinction bestowed by the School underscores...

Inflation and Grocery Stores Boycott

From May 17 to May 19, 2024, we surveyed Canadians to find out their opinions and perceptions on the impact of inflation in grocery stores and the Loblaws Boycott. Some of the key highlights of our survey on grocery stores boycott and inflation…​ Almost two-thirds of...

Abortion Rights in Canada

From May 10 to May 12, 2024, we surveyed Canadians to find out their opinions and perceptions on abortion rights and how the situation in the United States could affect theirs in Canada.Some of the key highlights of our survey on abortion rights include… A majority of...

Summer Travel Plans

Leger’s Travel & Tourism Series will provide insights on key topics and trends within the travel and tourism sector that focus on Canadians’ travel behaviours, perceptions, and preferences. The third edition offers comparisons on travel behaviours and attitudes...

Get the latest in your inbox

Stay up to date on cutting-edge research, news and more.