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.
Canada's most comprehensive study of how we see the federation and its peoples
More Americans stand at either end of the political spectrum; more Canadians stand in the middle
Did the federal, provincial and territorial responses to the COVID-19 crisis alleviate or exacerbate public discontent with how federalism works in Canada?
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.
Opinions on the climate change issue remain divided not just between regions of the country, but also within provinces and regions
New research to identify the private refugee sponsorship potential in Canada
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
Identifying who in Canada is interested in sponsoring refugees
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.
There is a growing recognition that, from Canada’s vantage point, the world has become a much less friendly place.
Tracking the views of Canadians towards the federation.
In Canada, left-right polarization is much less pronounced than in the U.S., and has generally declined over the past decade.
Satisfaction with democracy and trust in political actors growing in some regions of Canada and falling in others.
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.
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.
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.
An update on trends in Canadian public opinion