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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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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.
June 22, 2022

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.
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?
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.

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

Tracking the views of Canadians towards the federation.
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.
July 9, 2019

Canadian Youth Reconciliation Barometer 2019

Mapping the state of reconciliation among Canada's youth
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...
June 30, 2016

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...
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...
March 2, 2015

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...
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?

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)...
October 31, 2013

Focus Canada 2013: Canadian Public Opinion on Assisted Suicide

Focus Canada 2013: Canadian Public Opinion on Assisted Suicide