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Nik Nanos

The Pollster



Nik Nanos

Beyond Data

Pollster, Demographer, and
Current Affairs Expert

Global Fellow, Wilson Center, Canada Institute

What would you do if you had a massive amount of data about Canada and Canadians at your fingertips? Nik Nanos is the head of Nanos Research, a public opinion and research company that tracks trends, polls, and the economic and political landscape. In his talks, he distills a tidal wave of data into the information you need to know. Nik’s engaging keynotes help organizations across the country stay ahead of monumental shifts, track political and economic events, and keep businesses prospering. 

Nik Nanos leads one of Canada’s most distinguished research companies, Nanos Research. He is also a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. and a research associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

In addition to his weekly Nanos Power Index which charts the strength of the federal political parties, Nik leads the team behind the weekly Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, considered a must-have resource for senior executives. Nik is regularly sought out to conduct research and provide strategic communications advice to many of Canada’s leading executives. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Governors of Carleton University.


2019 and Beyond: Inside Canada’s Election Year 

In the fall of 2019, Canadians will go to the polls to vote in a new federal government. It’s been an eventful four years for Justin Trudeau—will he be re-elected? Or will another party swoop in and take the lead? In this essential talk, Nik Nanos, the head of Nanos Research, dives deep into the minds of Canadians. He charts the economic and political mood of the country—angst about the future, confidence in government, hot-button issues like immigration, asylum seekers, and Canada–U.S. relations—alongside the key factors affecting voters’ decision-making. He takes audiences through the most up-to-date polls and reveals his predictions. And, he shares how the outcome of this election will impact your organization this year—and beyond.

The Global Age of Voter Rage

Nik Nanos, head of Nanos Research, looks at politics in Canada, the US, the U.K., and France and unpacks how the political margins and the marginalized are rewiring democracy. This eye-opening talk covers the rise of antiestablishment fervour, computational propaganda, fake news, and the remaking of democratic dialogue. From Trump to Trudeau through to Macron and Corbyn, Nik charts their unlikely political paths and how they shattered the popular wisdom.

Want to be a Polling Expert? Uncovering the Science and Art of Polling 

Get a firsthand look at how to be a discerning interpreter and consumer of public opinion research from Canada’s top pollster, Nik Nanos. As the pollster of record for the Globe and Mail and CTV News, and with one of the country’s most consistently reliable track records, Nik shares his insights on how to determine which data you can trust. What makes for a good or a bad question? How reliable are online and telephone surveys? Nik answers these questions and more in a fascinating, interactive session.

It's the Economy, Stupid

Nik Nanos, the creator of the Nanos Bloomberg Canadian Confidence Index, which streams to Bloomberg terminals globally every Monday, shares his insights and data on what shapes consumer confidence and the economic mood of the country. How confident are Canadians on the future strength of the Canadian economy? Are they better or worse off? How do they feel about the future value of real estate? Get an insider’s view on the consumer sentiment data on which the market trades every week.

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Photo Cred. CBC, CTV

This is an important book for volatile times. Nik Nanos has demonstrated why, more than ever, we need to understand how public opinion is driving the tumultuous change we’re seeing in some of the world’s most enduring democracies.
— Susan Delacourt