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The Poor | Personal Responsibility and Blame are Key Themes

The Angus Reid Institute recently released polling results on poverty in Canada which provide a startling view of poverty. Despite the fact that many...

Support for Trans Mountain Steady

At the end of May, the Government of Canada announced plans to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (for news coverage see). The decision...

49% Believe Health Care System Able to Meet Needs of Seniors [Ipsos]

In a new poll released last week for the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), Ipsos found that almost half of Canadians are at least somewhat...

Sex Worker Not Viewed as Good Job | Recent Poll

Not surprisingly Ontarians think that prostitution is harmful to women and girls and would not support prostitution as a a career for their daughter,...

Handle with Care: Trudeau, Trump and the Canadian Public

As the initial volleys of a trade war are exchanged it is worth considering the potential consequences of Trudeau’s need to balance out maintaining...

Canadians Increasingly Believe NAFTA Benefits Canada [Angus Reid Institute]

As Canada is about to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, it is interesting that Canadians have become more positive about the role of...

Declining Trust in News a Threat to Democracy [Ipsos-Radio Television Digital News Association]

Information we can trust is the lifeblood of democracy. If we don't trust the news media or receive our information about things through channels...

Pipeline Drama | Political Theatre Upstages Fundamental Policy Debate

The expansion of the Kinder Morgan or Trans Mountain pipeline has been effectively hijacked and turned into political theatre over the past few...

Few Canadians are Asked to Bribe a Government Official but Many See Bribes as...

One in ten Canadians think that it is sometime acceptable to pay a bribe and few are actually asked for one by a government...

International Trade Involvement is Net Positive but 1 in 4 have Protectionist Orientation

A recent Global Attitudes Survey 2016 by the Pew Research Center provides an interesting window into how Canadians see trade independent of specific agreements or specific...

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Results of a recent question on banning handguns in Canada

Handgun Ban is Supported by Majority of Canadians [Nanos/ CTV]

Almost half of Canadians fully support (48%) a total ban on handgun ownership by anyone other than police/ security professionals according to a recent...

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...

Under Strain the Most Pressing Worry | Health Care System

Compared to the rest of the world, Canadians see the health care system as being accessible but under stress according to a recent Ipsos...