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.
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
Younger men are twice as likely as younger women to say they have been personally encouraged to become a candidate for elected office.
Public opinion on the current state of the Canadian federation
The AmericasBarometer is a 29 country public opinion survey on democracy, governance and civic engagement, conducted every two to three years by a consortium of of research partners across the western hemisphere...
A global survey on public attitudes about the qualifications of women as national leaders...
The world is changing rapidly, due in large part to fundamental transformations brought about by globalization, the digital revolution and social trends...
What does the public expect from governments, and how well do they believe their country, province and local municipality are governed?
The public speaks on democracy and governance in Canada and across the Americas...
What is current Canadian public opinion as it relates to people and their environment, human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, and Canada's role in the world?...
Two national Focus Canada surveys were conducted in 2013 on thematic issues: Climate change and carbon pricing (November 2013), and Crime and justice issues (October 2013)...