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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

Canada is not the regionally divided country it's made out to be

Put 100 Albertans in a room with 100 Quebecers and you'd be shocked how many can find someone from the other province who agrees with them on big issues

Yes Canada, we too have an anti-Black racism problem

Canadians should challenge themselves to look past the deeply disturbing American news clips and reflect on the situation here at home
June 4, 2020

As the economy restarts, Canada needs to focus on those hardest hit by the pandemic

As we think through a recovery, our priority should be putting in place effective supports for those facing the greatest adversity
May 21, 2020

All Together Now?

A special Environics Institute Insight by Michael Adams and Andrew Parkin: As Canadians face the COVID-19 crisis, research shows we bring three vital social strengths (and have one important opportunity to improve)

The shifting lens through which Canadians see the Wet’suwet’en crisis

Canadians don’t just want things to get back to normal; they want things to get better.
February 12, 2020

Satisfaction with Canada’s democracy declines significantly in Alberta

The answer to the question of whether Canadians are gaining or losing confidence in their democratic institutions depends in part on which region one is referring to.
February 7, 2020

Canadians: richer than they think

Americans could look to Canada for ideas about how to run an economy, and not just a public-health-care system

Three Facts About Inequality & Equality of Opportunity

Munk School & Environics Institute Lecture - January 16, 2020