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.
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.
Democracy and Political Polarization in Canada and the U.S.
More Americans stand at either end of the political spectrum; more Canadians stand in the middle
Attachment and Advantages: How Canadians View their Country, their Province and their Neighbour
For the vast majority of Canadians, feelings of attachment to Canada, and to their province or territory, overlap: they feel attached to both, rather than choosing one form of attachment over another.
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.
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.
Focus Canada: Canadian Public Opinion About Immigration and the USA
As part of its Focus Canada public opinion research program (launched in 1976), the Environics Institute updated its research on Canadian attitudes about immigration and about the USA...
Canada’s World Survey
The Institute co-sponsored a national survey of Canadians’ engagement and involvement with the world outside our borders, as part of the Canada’s World initiative...