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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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September 15, 2022

The shift to remote work: how workers in Canada are adapting to working from home

The majority of those who have been working from home say they prefer this arrangement and want it to continue once the pandemic is over.

Disconnecting from Work: The Varied Experiences of Canadian Workers

Many Canadians find it a challenge to keep their work, family and personal lives in balance.
June 22, 2022

Social norms and racism in Canada

Building new metrics to support anti-racism initiatives

Confederation of Tomorrow 2022 Survey of Canadians

Canada's most comprehensive study of how we see the federation and its peoples
March 31, 2022

Canadian Youth: A social values perspective

Identity, life aspirations and engagement of Millennial and Gen Z Canadians
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.

Working when Sick: How Workplace Regulations and Culture will Impact the Post-Pandemic Recovery

Efforts to improve public health and contain the spread of serious illness must focus on both the lack of paid sick days and the influence of the prevailing workplace culture.
December 20, 2021

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

Making Up Time: The Pandemic’s Impact on Young Adults in Canada

The pandemic’s impact has been felt more acutely and more persistently among young Canadian adults.
November 3, 2021

Race Relations in Canada 2021

New research updating the evolution of race relations and racism in Canada
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.
September 27, 2021

Respect, Influence and Fairness in the Canadian Federation

Did the federal, provincial and territorial responses to the COVID-19 crisis alleviate or exacerbate public discontent with how federalism works in Canada?
September 6, 2021

Support for Democracy in Canada

A Report from the 2021 AmericasBarometer Survey

Lessons Learned: The Pandemic and Learning from Home in Canada

Many households face barriers to accessing the connectivity and tools that students need to learn online.

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.

Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

By a two-to-one margin, Canadians are more likely to believe that governments in Canada have not gone far enough in trying to advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples than they are to say that governments have gone too far.

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
June 17, 2021

Private Refugee Sponsorship in Canada - 2021 Market Study

New research to identify the private refugee sponsorship potential in Canada

Mind and Body: Impact of the Pandemic on Physical and Mental Health

Canadians’ perceptions of their physical health and mental health have deteriorated during the pandemic.