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Multiculturalism is becoming more likely to be seen as very important to the Canadian identity.
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.
Canadians are as supportive of immigration and refugees as they have been in more than four decades
The sense that there is a need to continue to promote the equality of women has not faded – rather, it is more pronounced today than in previous decades.
The latest Focus Canada survey reveals that Canadians continue to be largely positive and supportive about immigrants and refugees
The 2021 Focus Canada survey reveals that attitudes in Canada are shifting.
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 has been a remarkable increase in the Canadian public’s awareness of the reality of racism in this country.
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
The changing views on the prospects for the next generation were addressed by the Environics Institute for Survey research in its most recent Focus Canada survey.
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.
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.
Tracking Canadian public opinion and how it is changing over time
Canadian public opinion today and how it has changed in the past year
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...
As part of its onging Focus Canada public opinion research program, the Environics Institute partnered with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation to ask Canadians about immigration and citizenship...
As part of its ongoing Focus Canada public opinion research program, the Environics Institute asked Canadians about immigration and multiculturalism to update its ongoing research on these topics dating back to the 1970s...
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...