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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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December 23, 2022

The Evolution of the Canadian Identity

Multiculturalism is becoming more likely to be seen as very important to the Canadian identity.
December 16, 2022

Satisfaction, Outlook and Opportunities

Younger Canadians have grown more dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, and more pessimistic about prospects for the next generation
December 9, 2022

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.
October 25, 2022

Canadian public opinion about immigration and refugees - Fall 2022

Canadians are as supportive of immigration and refugees as they have been in more than four decades
January 4, 2022

Women's Equality and the Women's Movement: an Update

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.
October 22, 2021

Canadian Public Opinion about Immigration and Refugees - Fall 2021

The latest Focus Canada survey reveals that Canadians continue to be largely positive and supportive about immigrants and refugees
September 29, 2021

Canadian Public Opinion about Indigenous Peoples and Reconciliation

The 2021 Focus Canada survey reveals that attitudes in Canada are shifting.
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 24, 2020

Canadian public opinion about racism and discrimination

There has been a remarkable increase in the Canadian public’s awareness of the reality of racism in this country.
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
January 15, 2020

Intergenerational Mobility in Canada – An Update

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.
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.
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.
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
May 31, 2017

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...
October 31, 2016

Focus Canada: 2016 Survey on Immigration and Citizenship

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...
June 30, 2015

Focus Canada: 2015 Survey on Immigration and Multiculturalism

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...
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...