One issue on which Canadians aren't polarized — the U.S.
Before we conclude that our politics is more polarized than ever, let’s remember it is possible to overcome even long-standing divisions and find common ground
Canadians aren’t just adapting to diversity – there are data to show we’re embracing it
The Canadian identity is not weakening – it is shifting
The differences between Canada and the U.S. remain significant
A new survey from the Environics Institute confirms Canadian Conservatives have bigger differences with U.S. Republicans than Canadian Liberals
Surveys show Canadian are less polarized and angry than Americans
The gap today between Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. is about twice as wide as that in Canada between Conservatives and Liberals
New immigration targets essential for Canada’s economic prosperity
Canada is breaking records on immigration
Canadians need to keep talking about racism
Social norms play a key role in the dynamics of racism and prejudice because they establish the boundaries around which people act toward those they see as “the other.”
We’re witnessing the continuing cultural divergence of Canada and the United States
The centre of gravity in each of our cultures is in a radically different place, and each is moving along a different trajectory
Canadians are waking up to the reality of racism. Now is the time for leaders to act.
Reflecting on the findings from the Race Relations in Canada 2021 Survey
50 years of multiculturalism
Michael Adams, president of the Environics Institute, says most Canadians view multiculturalism as an important symbol of what we aspire to as a society
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.