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.
2022 NIA Ageing in Canada Survey
Older Canadians' experiences and perspectives on ageing
Public Opinion in Canada and the United States
The diminishing concern about the impact of free trade on Canada’s cultural identity coincides with sharp differences of opinion between Canadians and Americans on prominent social issues.
Disconnecting from Work: The Varied Experiences of Canadian Workers
Many Canadians find it a challenge to keep their work, family and personal lives in balance.
Social norms and racism in Canada
Building new metrics to support anti-racism initiatives
Working when Sick: How Workplace Regulations and Culture will Impact the Post-Pandemic Recovery
Efforts to improve public health and contain the spread of serious illness must focus on both the lack of paid sick days and the influence of the prevailing workplace culture.
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?
Private Refugee Sponsorship in Canada - 2021 Market Study
New research to identify the private refugee sponsorship potential in Canada
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
Welcoming the Stranger to Canada Survey 2021
Identifying who in Canada is interested in sponsoring refugees
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.
Confederation of Tomorrow 2020 Survey of Canadians: Reports 1 and 2
Tracking the views of Canadians towards the federation.
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.
Canadian Youth Reconciliation Barometer 2019
Mapping the state of reconciliation among Canada's youth
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...
Public Opinion About Aboriginal Issues in Canada 2016
The Environics Institute for Survey Research, in partnership with seven leading organizations, has just released a major new public opinion survey on Aboriginal Peoples...
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...
Focus Canada 2015: Canadian Public Opinion on Climate Change
As part of its ongoing Focus Canada public opinion research program, the Environics Institute partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation to ask Canadians about climate change, to determine how perceptions have changed (or not) over the past year or so...
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?
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?...