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WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN A POLITICAL LEADER?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As the Conservative and New Democratic parties are going to choose new leaders, we asked Canadians about the qualities they would want to see in a political leader. This more detailed work will be released in the next few days. But first, we wanted to highlight the results of

CANADIANS BULLISH ON CANADA

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey of 2,010 Canadian adults, we asked Canadians what they thought about the potential for Canada to win new investment from around the world. ATTRACTING INVESTMENT TO CANADA Prime Minister Trudeau has been making a case for inbound foreign investment, and two in three (65%)

THE ECONOMIC MOOD IS WARMING

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto HEALTH OF THE CANADIAN ECONOMY When the federal Liberals took office, the mood of Canadians on the economy was fairly gloomy: only 32% said it was in good shape. That number has climbed to 52%. In every region, feelings about the economy have improved since May. The greatest gains

GRIT SUPPORT BROADENING WITH TIME

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest survey interviewed more than 2,000 respondents and covered a host of political topics. Our first release from this package of data covers the regular political bases. ACCESSIBLE VOTER POOLS At the beginning of 2015, all three major parties had accessible voter pools of a similar size. Today,

THE FUTURE AS CANADIANS SEE IT – WORK, HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our recent nationwide survey, we asked Canadians to tell us whether they thought a series of scenarios were likely or unlikely to transpire over the next 10 or 20 years. Our first release can be found here. Here are our findings on items related to science and technology:

CANADIANS LOOK INTO THE FUTURE

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our recent nationwide survey, we asked Canadians to tell us whether they thought a series of scenarios were likely or unlikely to transpire over the next 10 or 20 years. We are releasing the results over the next few days, grouping some items together for ease of presentation. When

HOW BIG ARE CANADIAN REGIONAL DIFFERENCES ON QUESTIONS OF MORALITY?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included questions on what people consider to be morally acceptable or morally wrong. See our earlier releases  here and here. Here’s a look at regional differences, particularly looking at how Alberta, often understood to be the most conservative province, and Quebec, often seen as at

COMPARING CANADIAN MEN & WOMEN ON QUESTIONS OF MORALITY

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included questions on what people consider to be morally acceptable or morally wrong. See our earlier release here. Here’s a look at gender differences: Women and men largely agree (within five points of each other) on the morality of: • Abortion, birth control, divorce, unmarried

CANADIANS’ MORAL COMPASS SET DIFFERENTLY FROM THAT OF OUR NEIGHBOURS TO THE SOUTH

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Recently, the Gallup organization in the US updated a series of questions they have asked over the years about what behaviours or choices Americans consider to be moral or immoral. We decided to mirror the questions in our most recent survey of Canadians. Here’s what we found: • The

MARIJUANA POLICY: CANADIANS PUT EMPHASIS ON SAFETY, TESTING, EDUCATION

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included questions related to the federal government’s announced plan to legalize marijuana. The highlights: • 35% of those surveyed are “firmly in favour” of the idea of legalizing marijuana, 24% firmly opposed, and 42% say they are “somewhere in the middle”. Younger people are more
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