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October 22, 2021

Canadian Public Opinion about Immigration and Refugees - Fall 2021

The latest Focus Canada survey reveals that Canadians continue to be largely positive and supportive about immigrants and refugees
September 29, 2021

Canadian Public Opinion about Indigenous Peoples and Reconciliation

The 2021 Focus Canada survey reveals that attitudes in Canada aere shifting.
September 27, 2021

Respect, Influence and Fairness in the Canadian Federation

Did the federal, provincial and territorial responses to the COVID-19 crisis alleviate or exacerbate public discontent with how federalism works in Canada?

Attachment and Advantages: How Canadians View their Country, their Province and their Neighbour

For the vast majority of Canadians, feelings of attachment to Canada, and to their province or territory, overlap: they feel attached to both, rather than choosing one form of attachment over another.

Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

By a two-to-one margin, Canadians are more likely to believe that governments in Canada have not gone far enough in trying to advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples than they are to say that governments have gone too far.

Addressing climate change in the Canadian federation

Opinions on the climate change issue remain divided not just between regions of the country, but also within provinces and regions

Canadian youth perspectives on democracy, global issues and civic engagement

A national study of Millennials and leading-edge Gen Z Canadians

The Role of Governments and the Division of Powers: Federalism in the Context of a Pandemic

The pandemic has not prompted Canadians to rethink their preferences regarding the division of powers in the federation
November 18, 2020

COVID-19, public policy and government decision-making

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profoundly disruptive effect on the lives of Canadians, but the public’s general reaction to the situation remains more positive than negative.
October 15, 2020

Changing opinions about the United States, China and Russia

There is a growing recognition that, from Canada’s vantage point, the world has become a much less friendly place.
September 22, 2020

A Better Canada: Values & Priorities after COVID-19

A Better Canada confirms that, for many, the eventual reopening of the economy should mean something better than going “back to normal.”

Confederation of Tomorrow 2020 Survey of Canadians: Reports 1 and 2

Tracking the views of Canadians towards the federation.

Political Polarization in Canada and the U.S.

In Canada, left-right polarization is much less pronounced than in the U.S., and has generally declined over the past decade.
November 19, 2019

Influence in Canadian Politics

Roughly two-thirds of Canadians say that the wealthy, new technology companies like Google and Facebook, and large Canadian corporations have too much influence in Canadian politics.
November 12, 2019

Regional Perspectives on Politics and Priorities

For the first time in over a decade, environmental issues now top the list of the most important problems facing Canadians. But views on the country’s top problem are strongly related to region.
October 16, 2019

Public Opinion in Metropolitan Canada

This report examines public opinion in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary-Edmonton (combined) and Vancouver. It assesses whether there is a common big-city mindset that differentiates those living in these major urban areas from the rest of the country.
October 15, 2019

Towards Reconciliation: Indigenous and non-Indigenous Perspectives

This is the third report based on the Confederation of Tomorrow 2019 survey of Canadians.
September 11, 2019

Canadians’ Satisfaction with Public Services

New analysis from the 2018 Gallup World Poll
September 5, 2019

Perceptions of Gender and Political Leadership

Younger men are twice as likely as younger women to say they have been personally encouraged to become a candidate for elected office.
November 18, 2018

Focus Canada Fall 2018 - Canadian public opinion on immigration, refugees and the USA

Tracking Canadian public opinion and how it is changing over time