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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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Addressing climate change in the Canadian federation

Opinions on the climate change issue remain divided not just between regions of the country, but also within provinces and regions
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.
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.
October 7, 2020

Canadian public opinion about immigration and refugees

Latest trend shows increasing support
September 22, 2020

A Better Canada: Values & Priorities after COVID-19

A Better Canada confirms that, for many, the eventual reopening of the economy should mean something better than going “back to normal.”
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.
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

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.

Official Bilingualism at 50

Are we taking full advantage of Canadas's linguistic duality?
November 18, 2018

Focus Canada Fall 2018 - Canadian public opinion on immigration, refugees and the USA

Tracking Canadian public opinion and how it is changing over time
March 22, 2018

Canadian Public Opinion on Immigration and Minority Groups

Canadian public opinion today and how it has changed in the past year
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...
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...
March 31, 2012

Focus Canada 2011

Focus Canada 2011
February 28, 2011

Focus Canada 2010

Focus Canada 2010