Michael Adams is the president of the Environics group of companies which he co-founded in 1970. In 2006, he founded and serves as president of the non-profit Environics Institute for Survey Research. The Environics Institute is a non-profit entity whose mission is to sponsor relevant and original public opinion and social research on issues of public policy and social change.
Mr. Adams is also the author of seven books, and a regular contributor of published commentary on Canadian values and social trends. In 2016 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his work in helping Canadians understand who they are as a country and a people. His most recent book, published in 2017, is Could it Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit.