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Angus Reid

Canada’s best-known and longest-practicing pollster

One of Canada’s foremost pollsters, Angus Reid is the Chairman of Angus Reid Global. He has been in the polling business for more than 40 years.

Angus has written numerous columns on economic, social and political issues and well as the best-seller Shakedown: How the New Economy is Changing our Lives.” He has a B.A. and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Manitoba, and in 1974 he received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa.
Over the past four decades Angus Reid has been the recipient of several awards and honours including a Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship, the National Health Research Scholar Award, the Davidson Dunton Award for Carleton University’s graduate of the year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Services Category), and the annual award of distinction from the Canadian Public Affairs Association. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Manitoba (1996), Simon Fraser University (2002) and Carleton University (2008). In 2010 he was inducted into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Fame. In 2012 the Canadian Sociology Association created the “Angus Reid Award” for outstanding practitioners in applied Sociology in Canada.

A speaker, commentator and author, Dr. Reid has delivered hundreds of addresses to professional and business audiences in Canada and around the world. Angus Reid online polls on emerging social and political trends are regularly featured in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada. In the 2010 U.K. general election Angus Reid polled for The Economist.

Angus Reid was the founding chair of the Canada Center advisory board of the Washington based Woodrow Wilson Center. In addition he has served on the board of the Public Policy Forum, the Rick Hansen Institute and the CKNW Children’s Fund. In 2003 Reid created the Angus Reid Foundation which supports higher education and health services in Canada. More recently Reid founded the Canada Monarcha Foundation to bring a Canadian presence to charitable activities in Mexico. Angus Reid lives in West Vancouver with his wife Margaret.