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.
This research builds upon the syndicated Focus Canada research conducted by the Environics Research Group for more than three decades (1977 - 2009), and is now published free of charge to be on the public record for use by organizations and indivicuals in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
The 2012 Focus Canada survey's principal theme is "Revisiting the Ties that Bind," updating key trends in how public opinion is shaping and influenced by the forces that bind this country together and stretch it apart.
Topics in this year's survey include:
This survey also addresses how Canadians assess their standard of living and household debt, as well as exploring the concept of "social capital", updating key indicators from a landmark Canadian study conducted 10 years ago.
Keywords: economic confidence, direction of the country, economic/financial circumstances, Canadian symbols/identity, Canadian values, government role/effectiveness, federal government/institutions, federalism/regional issues, bilingualism, health care/public health, climate change/global warming, immigration, foreign policy, USA, social capital/trust, global issues