Public Opinion Research

The 2021 Federal Election: A Tale of the Election Polls

Although we do not have data going back before the 2019 federal election from the Public Polls Project, it seems fair to...

2021 in the Polls

The public polls in 2020 were overwhelming driven by the pandemic. It seemed that virtually everything was about the pandemic after early...

All the Polls Fit to Print: 2019 in the Polls

Public polls tell us a lot about what is on the minds of Canadians. Or at least what media and other elites...

The Public Polls Project | Research about Public Opinion in the Public Domain

Polling Guru is a site dedicated to reflecting on and discussing current and historical public opinion research. Public polls, that is polls...

Polling in Canada: Online Reigns but Telephone Still Relevant

Online research is the most important public opinion research tool according to research on publicly released polling in Canada conducted by Jenkins Research. Since...

Image of Pollsters Improves in Canada [Insights West]

Good news for us involved in public opinion research. Despite the occasional negative press spurned by poll failures, pollsters improved their perception from 34% to 42%...

Polling as Weathervane

Public opinion polling is in many ways like a weather report for the nation. There is science, it is mostly reliable, and its occasional...

Telephone or Online: Lessons from the Canadian Election Study

The latest and perhaps the most important study on the impact of survey mode was recently published by Breton, Cutler, Lachance, and Mierke-Zatwarnicki in the...

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The 2021 Federal Election: A Tale of the Election Polls

Although we do not have data going back before the 2019 federal election from the Public Polls...

2021 in the Polls

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Support Strong for Federal Pandemic Spending

Even after being reminded that the government has already spent $350 billion on the pandemic, support remains...

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