Demand for inspection of shipments of Chinese goods jumps dramatically in 2007 (Nanos-University of Buffalo Tracking Study)

    OTTAWA, Dec. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - A longitudinal tracking study by Nanos
Research and the University of Buffalo (SUNYS) shows there has been an
increase in concerns among North Americans over the shipments of Chinese
    The Nanos/University of Buffalo North American Monitor shows that
48.4 percent Americans and 47.3 percent of Canadians believe that Chinese
goods should be more thoroughly inspected than shipments arriving from other
countries. In 2005 and 2006 Americans and Canadians were more likely to say
that shipments from Mexico should be inspected. Now China has significantly
surpassed Mexico as an inspection priority.
    "2007 has registered a noticeable jump in Canadians and Americans that
are concerned about Chinese goods", said Nik Nanos, President of Nanos
Research. "The number of North Americans who would want to inspect goods
entering America has jumped 20 points in one year", explained Nanos. "Research
clearly demonstrates that there has been collateral damage to Chinese goods in
the North American market."
    The tracking poll of 1,081 Canadians and 1,087 Americans, conducted
September 4 to 7, 2007, online was based on representative samples of
Canadians and Americans. The detailed statistical results from the survey are
available at:

    The comprehensive longitudinal study also tracks:

    - perceptions based on human rights, family values and business values of
      other countries in relation with Canada and the US;
    - opinions on the thorough inspection of foreign visitors and shipments
      at customs; and
    - views on whether Canada and the US should be working together in terms
      of national/border security, anti-terrorism measures and removal of the
      dependence on Middle East oil.

    About Nanos Research

    Nanos Research is a leading public opinion research firm. Established in
1987, Nanos Research puts strategic intelligence into the hands of decision
makers. Whether charting a new corporate expansion, engaging the public or
navigating a complex public policy issue, executives have turned to Nanos as
their trusted research partner for over 20 years.

    About the Nanos - University of Buffalo North American Monitor

    Nanos Research, in partnership with the State University of New York at
Buffalo has embarked on a co-operative research initiative. The objective of
the Nanos-UB North American Monitor is to add to the unfolding dialogue and
discussion on Canada-US Relations in a manner that engages stakeholders,
institutions and entrepreneurs in a direct fashion.

    Original research based on independent samples of 1,000 Canadians and
1,000 Americans annually tracks the shifts in opinions and perceptions.
Parallel questions on bi-national issues are asked by means of representative
on-line samples of Canadians and Americans. Launched in 2005, the study is
conducted annually to allow for a longitudinal analysis of the evolving
relationship between Canada and the United States.
    This initiative is intended as a mechanism through which Canadian and
American regional and national stakeholders and institutions can (i) measure
ongoing public opinion on issues relevant to the Canada-U.S. relationship, and
(ii) provide a communication vehicle for key messaging within national, state
and provincial capitals.
    Nanos Research is the lead organization conducting the research and
donates the data file to the State University of New York at Buffalo. The
Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo played a key role in conceptualizing and
facilitating the project launch.
    The partners would also like to recognize the generous support of
Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP - Attorneys in Buffalo.

For further information:

For further information: For all media inquiries please contact: Nik
Nanos, President & CEO, Nanos Research, (613) 234-4666, ext. 237,

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