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September 30, 2021

Having an election that changes nothing is not such a bad outcome after all

The election may have been unnecessary. It may have been tedious and uninspired. It may have changed little as far as the composition of the House of Commons is concerned. But it did not leave us more polarized or divided than ever before.
September 20, 2021

Don’t let angry protestors fool you — Canadians still trust in our democracy

Angry antimask or antivaccination protestors fuelled by misinformation are currently a security and public health risk, but they are not the tip of a larger iceberg that reflects broader public opinion.
July 28, 2021

Vaccine hesitancy is decreasing in Canada, but it’s too soon to celebrate

As more people get vaccinated, the number of vaccine-hesitant Canadians is falling.

La reconnaissance du poids de l’histoire

Plusieurs Canadiens s’impatientent devant l’absence de progrès, en apprennent plus sur notre histoire et cherchent déjà à nous faire suivre les étapes qui conduisent à un meilleur avenir.

Private sponsorship is much more than a feel-good project

As we mark World Refugee Day, it is important to recognize that many Canadians have stepped up to sponsor refugees, and many more are keen to do so.
June 10, 2021

Greater inclusion is a win-win strategy for the recovery

Any economic recovery worthy of its name should begin with making sure these Canadians who have been hardest hit by the pandemic-induced recession don’t fall even further behind.
June 6, 2021

What if we keep working from home?

Younger workers, immigrants, racialized people, Indigenous workers and workers with a physical or mental condition that limits their daily activity are all more likely to experience challenges working from home.

A distinctive culture? The sources of public support for immigration in Canada, 1980-2019

Canadians’ tolerance towards immigration responds to immigration flows, and is heavily influenced by macroeconomic conditions

Intercultural relations and adaptation in Canada: The role of contact and discrimination

Intergroup contact is associated with more positive intergroup relations and better psychological outcomes.
March 18, 2021

Can Canada engage in a significant constitutional change that leaves us more united?

We need to go beyond the observation that the monarchy seems outdated, and prepare ourselves for the hard work of finding something that works better for us.

Changing social norms is the key to addressing racism

Social norms exert a powerful influence on how people interact with others, and deserve greater attention in addressing systemic racism
January 4, 2021

COVID-19 changed everything, except Canada’s values of inclusiveness

While populists around the world have used the pandemic’s many upheavals to sow fears against newcomers, Canada might never have been more sure of its broadly welcoming spirit than now
January 4, 2021

Ten trends that will shape events in 2021

From declining confidence in business to growing concern about racism, Environics Institute’s public opinion studies show evolving beliefs on key issues.
December 1, 2020

Canadian governments must not squander their most precious resource in the fight against COVID-19

Any relapse by governments into confused messaging and contradictory actions risks eroding the public buy-in, depriving Canada of what up until now has been one of its greatest advantages.
November 3, 2020

Thanks to Quebec millennials, another referendum isn’t looming

The differences between the outlooks of young adults in different parts of Canada have never been as small as they are today.
November 3, 2020

Are the robots coming for our jobs?

No government should try to hold up the pace of technological change. Rather, they should focus on trying to plug gaps in training so no one falls behind.
September 25, 2020

New survey shows Canadians want lasting change to accompany economic recovery

A new Environics Institute survey confirms that, by a wide margin, Canadians want change

Un étonnant fossé des générations chez les Québécois francophones

Sondés sur le gouvernement qui représente le mieux leurs intérêts, les jeunes Québécois francophones ont des opinions plus proches de celles des autres Canadiens que de celles des Québécois plus âgés.

Millennial and Gen Z francophones don't value Quebec nationalism

The most striking differences between the views of younger and older francophone Quebecers appear in their expectations of the Quebec state

A majority of Canadians support equalization – even in Alberta

The results of the Confederation of Tomorrow 2020 survey show that there is almost universal support in all parts of Canada for the principle that underpins the equalization program