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.
Younger Canadians have grown more dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, and more pessimistic about prospects for the next generation
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.
Opinions on the climate change issue remain divided not just between regions of the country, but also within provinces and regions
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.
Latest trend shows increasing support
A Better Canada confirms that, for many, the eventual reopening of the economy should mean something better than going “back to normal.”
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.
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.
Younger men are twice as likely as younger women to say they have been personally encouraged to become a candidate for elected office.
Tracking Canadian public opinion and how it is changing over time
Canadian public opinion today and how it has changed in the past year
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...
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)...