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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.

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We need to go beyond the observation that the monarchy seems outdated, and prepare ourselves for the hard work of finding something that works better for us.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

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.
October 17, 2019

Let’s Not get too Smug about Public Attitudes on Immigration

Canadians have not always been highly supportive of immigration. Historians have documented the many dark episodes in the first half of the 20th century, but we also need to pay attention to our more recent history.