Trudeau, Scheer, or Singh: Who would most likely…

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto How people think about political leaders has to do with a lot of factors, well beyond their policy positions. Voters develop a sense of what kind of person they are, whether they can be trusted in different ways. To help shed light on how Canadians are thinking about the

Assessment of the Trudeau Government at Year End

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto OVERALL APPROVAL OF THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT Across the country, 42% approve of the performance of the Trudeau government, and 39% disapprove. Approval is down 3 points since November while disapproval is up five points. Since March 2018, the government’s approval rating has hovered between 42% and 45% with disapproval

Canada’s political mood as 2018 comes to an end

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As we close out 2018 and look to 2019, we surveyed 2,000 Canadian adults and explored their views on federal politics and how they were feeling about the direction of the country. Here’s the first of a series of releases, detailing what we found: DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY By

Public perceptions remain a major hurdle to gender equity in politics

By David Coletto & Oksana Kishchuk On behalf of Equal Voice, we asked 2,000 Canadian men and women (those 18 and over) their views on politics, political participation, and what can be done to increase women’s involvement in politics. This work is an extension of the study we conducted in 2017 called Finding Parity. Here’s

Liberals see an uptick; Conservative growth stalls

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto In an election held tomorrow, 38% would vote for the Liberal Party, 31% Conservative and 16% for the NDP. These numbers are similar to the levels of support each party found the last time Canadians went to the polls. Regionally the Liberals hold a 7-point lead in BC, a

Canadians are ready for legal cannabis

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Téléchargez le rapport en français ici As recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal on October 17, we conducted a national survey of 3,000 Canadian adults on behalf of The Cannabis Council of Canada in September to find out how the country was feeling about legalization.  Here’s

Election 2015 started as a three party race. Countdown to 2019 begins with the NDP well back.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A year from now, we will likely be in the middle of the 2019 federal election. Over the past 5 days, we polled 2,000 Canadian adults how they are seeing their political choices and how they feel about their political leaders. Here are the highlights as we see them:

Canadian Perspectives on Pharmacare

By Bruce Anderson AFFORDABILITY OF MEDICINE AND GROUP/PRIVATE INSURANCE PLANS Today, 77% say that the medicines they need are affordable or “affordable enough” while 23% say they are unaffordable.  Those who do not have private or group health insurance coverage are about three times more likely to say the medicines they need are unaffordable. In

Will Max Bernier be a spoiler for the Conservative Party?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto It’s too early to know how Max Bernier’s full-blown attack on the Conservative Party of Canada will play out, but in our latest polling, we explored how people react to his arguments about that party and his decision to launch a new party based on some key policies. Readers

2019 race may feature many issues: From climate change, debt & housing, to borders and gun violence and, always, Trump.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We are about a year away from the start of the 2019 federal election. Last week, we polled 1,500 Canadian adults on how they are seeing their political choices and the issues that they are most concerned about. Here are the highlights as we see them: Our latest polling

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