Focus Canada 2016 Public opinion about immigration & citizenship

The Environics Institute partnered with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation to ask Canadians about immigration and citizenship, to update its ongoing research dating back to the 1970s.

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New book from the Environics Institute

Research-inspired reflections on Canadian values and society

The Institute is marking its 10th anniversary with the publication of a new book presenting a collection of selected short essays and commentaries written by the Institute and its collaborators that have appeared in such publications as The Globe and Mail, Policy Options and the Literary Review of Canada over the past decade.

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Black Experience in the GTA

What does it mean to be a Black person today in Canada’s largest city?

The Environics Institute, in partnership with Ryerson University's Diversity Institute, United Way Toronto, and the YMCA of Greater Toronto, has conducted a major study focusing on the Black community in the Greater Toronto Area. Stay tuned for a public release of the study findings and conclusions in Septermber 2016.

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Public opinion on governance 2016

The Environics Institute and the Institute on Governance have partnered to conduct a national public opinion survey on democratic reform and governance. Read more in the Ottawa Citizen

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The Environics Institute

Promotes public opinion and social research

on important issues of public policy and social change. Social science-based evidence is key to helping organizations and citizens better understand Canada and our world as it is today, how it is changing, and where it is heading. Read More

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October 25, 2016

As many turn away from immigrants, Canada continues our embrace

The following commentary by Michael Adams and Rubin Friedman was published in teh Globe and Mail on October 25, 2016>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Although mass migration has been happening for decades, in recent years the flight of refugees from conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East has produced striking ima...

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September 08, 2016

No consensus on electoral reform in sight, but Canadians still believe their democracy works

The following commentary by Michael Adams was published online by iPolitics on September 6, 2016 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Our world is changing rapidly, due in large part to fundamental and often disruptive transformations brought about by the globalization of economic production, finance ...

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September 06, 2016

The real threat: Immigrants to Canada, or Kellie Leitch’s divisive politics?

The following commentary by Michael Adams was published in the September 6, 2016 edition of the Globe and Mail >>>>>>>>>>> Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch attracted attention last week with a proposal to screen would-be newcomers to Canada for “anti-Canadian values.” On Sunday, political consultan...

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Research Digest

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What to conclude about public opinion research post-US election

The apparent failure of political polling to accurately predict the stunning outcome of the 2016 US election is raising fresh questions about the validity of this kind of research. There are many reasons why it is becoming more difficult to measure voter intentions and rely ... Read More

Conservatives and the 'values' thing The next leader must embrace the base — without scaring off everyone else

Theh following commentary was published by Michael Adams in the July 15, 2016 edition of iPolitics >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Even as most of us are glued to America's rancorous election, some Canadians--notably committed Conservati... Read More

Muslims and diversity in western democracies: Lessons from Canada

Commentary by Michael Adams, Founder and President of the Environics Institute Sadiq Khan, London’s recently elected mayor and a Muslim, predicted that Hilary Clinton will “trounce” Donald Trump in the U.S. general election in November. Khan’s Conse... Read More

How well do web surveys represent the public?

Arguably the most significant development in survey research over the past decade has been the rapid emergence of web-based online research methods. This trend has been driven primarily by the spread of online access and activity across the population; today roughly nine in ... Read More

Katrina 10 years later – How is New Orleans doing?

Ten years ago this month Hurricane Katrina came ashore at New Orleans and devastated parts of the city, with aftereffects taking an even greater toll on the community in terms of dislocation, government mismanagement, racism and post-traumatic stress. Reconstruction of the i... Read More

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