Canadians are united in believing our country brings good to the world

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We asked people whether they thought Canada and several other countries were doing more good for the world or more harm. Canadians are almost unanimously that our country does more good than harm in the world. The majority feel the US does more harm; results are almost identical for

Digital Brand Reputations? They aren’t all equal.

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto In our latest poll (not commissioned by any company or group) we asked people whether they thought a series of contemporary digital brands were doing more good for the world or more harm. Here are the highlights of our findings: Google, Amazon, Apple, and YouTube scored very well, with

Canadians mad at Trump tariffs; support retaliation. Millions want to do their own part.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The decision by US President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum has caught public attention in Canada in a way that few trade issues ever have – and Canadians are mad. 58% strongly oppose Mr. Trump’s action against Canada and another 21% oppose the US

New Poll: Canadians say plastics in oceans a problem and more action needed.

By Bruce Anderson In our latest national survey, we asked Canadians about a plastic garbage and oceans and waterways.  Our findings are these: One in three (36%) say it is one of the most important environmental issues today, and another 52% say it is one of many that concern them. More than 3 million people

Diplomatic, tolerant & ethical. How Canadians think the rest of the world sees our country.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked Canadians questions about a range of international issues and perceptions. CANADA’S IMAGE ABROAD Canadians think the rest of the world sees our country is seen as tolerant (93%) diplomatic (93%) and ethical (88%). The large majority think our country is seen as

Analysis: Carbon pricing can stand a little more help from its friends

By Bruce Anderson The political debate about climate change has become highly charged by the advocacy of those least concerned about climate change and those most convinced of the urgency of the problem. But while the charges and counter-charges among these small subsets of the population rage, Canadians, for the most part, won’t align either

Is BC really polarized over Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project is one of the most hotly debated issues in Canadian politics in years. It would be easy to surmise that public opinion is deeply divided, and firmly entrenched. But our most recent poll of BC adults on this topic tells a somewhat different

Political Risk & Climate Action

For Canadian politicians, it’s riskier to ignore climate change than it is to propose solutions. By Bruce Anderson Twenty years ago, when the world’s leaders were debating the Kyoto Accord, a case could be made that politicians who chose to be early champions of action to reduce emissions were running a certain amount of political

Canadian Political Leaders: The midpoint reset

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Halfway between the 2015 and the 2019 elections and with two new opposition party leaders, it’s a useful moment to take stock of what people know and perceive about the three individuals leading Canada’s largest political parties. Here are the highlights: Mr. Trudeau is obviously better known than his

Confidence in Canadian Polling

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In a considerable number of recent voting experiences, in Canada and in other jurisdictions, questions have been raised about the accuracy of polls, and the professionalism of pollsters. In our latest nationwide study, we decided to take a look at confidence in polling has held up, asking questions about

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