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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 massive amounts of data into the information you need to know. Nik’s engaging keynotes help organizations across the country stay ahead of massive shifts, track political and economic events, and keep their 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 Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Carleton University.


The Age of Voter Rage

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

Inside the Minds of Canadians

Drawing on the Nanos database of public opinion, Nik charts the economic and political mood of the country – angst about the future, value aspirations, confidence in government as a force for good -  how Canadians balance a natural generosity of spirit on issues such as immigration with a respect for following the rules when it comes to asylum seekers.

Geographic Hostage or Beneficiary? Looking at the Canada-US Relationship

Nik shares his deep understanding of the complex Can-Am relationship with his 13 year tracking study of 1,000 Canadians and 1,000 Americans conducted in conjunction with the State University of New York.  Explores the values we share and not share with our American neighbours and how the opinion tides shift as the Presidents and Prime Ministers change.

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

Get a first hand look at how to be that discerning interpreter and consumer of public opinion research from Canada’s top pollster.  As the pollster of record for The Globe and Mail and CTV News, and with one of the countries most consistently reliable track records, Nik shares he insights on what makes for data you can trust.  What makes for a good or a bad question?  How reliable are online and telephone surveys?  Get this an more in an interactive session with Nik.

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 insight 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 and insider’s view on the consumer sentiment data that the market trades on every week.

Contact us to learn how Nik Nanos can craft a message for your audience.