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Assisted Dying: the Challenge of Aligning Policy with Public Opinion

In 2017, assisted dying, that is the ability to request that a physician provide help in ending the life of a person...

Holiday Season | December

Each year it seems that the very question of the meaning of the holidays gets asked more often. Christmas, as some people...

Getting High — the Growing Support for Legalizing Marijuana

The Government of Canada is not out of touch with Canadians when it comes to legalizing marijuana. In fact, a majority of Canadians have...

[CORA Archive] Are you a feminist?

With Merriam-Webster naming "feminism" the word of the year, we look back into the Canadian Opinion Research Archive to show the extent to which Canadians...

Life is Better than 50 Years Ago in Canada more so than U.S. [Pew]

It may be obvious that things are better in Canada than they were 50 years ago (1967) given the medical and technological changes that...

Support for marijuana legalization in majority territory, but half want delay (Angus Reid Institute)

The federal government has a self-imposed deadline of July 1, 2018 to legalize marijuana and effectively have in place a system for the regulation...

[Feature] Same sex marriage became majority opinion

The evolution of Canadian beliefs about same-sex marriage provide an interesting example of dramatic changes that both presupposed and reacted to court decisions. Although history...

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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

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

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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