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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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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
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.
March 21, 2019

Confederation of Tomorrow 2019 Survey of Canadians

Public opinion on the current state of the Canadian federation
April 16, 2018

Canada's World Survey 2018

The Canada's World Survey 2018 is now released
June 30, 2017

AmericasBarometer 2017

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...
February 28, 2017

Global Survey on Women as National Leaders

A global survey on public attitudes about the qualifications of women as national leaders...
June 30, 2016

Canadian Public Opinion About Governance 2016

The world is changing rapidly, due in large part to fundamental transformations brought about by globalization, the digital revolution and social trends...
December 31, 2014

Canadian Public Opinion on Governance and the Public Service

What does the public expect from governments, and how well do they believe their country, province and local municipality are governed?
November 30, 2014

AmericasBarometer 2014

The public speaks on democracy and governance in Canada and across the Americas...

Democracy in the 21st Century: 2013 Trudeau Foundation Annual Survey

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?...
November 30, 2013

Focus Canada 2013: Canadian Public Opinion About Climate Change

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)...
February 28, 2013

Focus Canada 2012

Focus Canada is an ongoing public opinion research program that provides a credible, independent and sustained source of Canadian public opinion data on important issues facing the country...