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Institute Projects

Since its founding in 2006, the Institute has conducted a number of groundbreaking public opinion and social research projects. Our reports are listed by publication date, or can be searched by topic or survey series. 

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Confederation of Tomorrow 2022 Survey of Canadians

Canada's most comprehensive study of how we see the federation and its peoples
December 20, 2021

Democracy and Political Polarization in Canada and the U.S.

More Americans stand at either end of the political spectrum; more Canadians stand in the middle
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?
September 6, 2021

Support for Democracy in Canada

A Report from the 2021 AmericasBarometer Survey

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.

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
June 17, 2021

Private Refugee Sponsorship in Canada - 2021 Market Study

New research to identify the private refugee sponsorship potential in Canada
April 19, 2021

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

All in this Together? Canadians’ Views on Masks, Vaccines and Lockdowns during the COVID-19 Pandemic

There is widespread agreement across the country on key aspects of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic
February 11, 2021

Welcoming the Stranger to Canada Survey 2021

Identifying who in Canada is interested in sponsoring refugees
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.

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

Tracking the views of Canadians towards the federation.
March 17, 2020

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.
January 27, 2020

Public Support for Canada’s Political System: Regional Trends

Satisfaction with democracy and trust in political actors growing in some regions of Canada and falling in others.
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.
September 11, 2019

Confidence in Democracy and the Political System

An update on trends in Canadian public opinion
September 11, 2019

Canadians’ Satisfaction with Public Services

New analysis from the 2018 Gallup World Poll