Globalism and Nationalism in Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Around the world political behaviour is influenced by attitudes about economic development, globalization and trade, and immigration. The election of Donald Trump, support for Brexit, and far-right movements in France and other European countries is often linked to concerns about globalization of trade and political control as well as

Globalization, Technology, Immigration And Politics In Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In recent years, much of the political upheaval that has been seen in democracies including the UK and the US appears to have to do with the impacts of globalization and technology on the economic confidence of people.  We decided to explore how Canadians perceive these topics.  Here’s what

A Tepid Economic Temperature: Is Class Conflict Coming to Canada?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Over the years, we’ve explored how people feel about the economy in a number of different ways. In our latest survey, we were interested to see what we would find if we used the same questions Gallup has used to measure the sentiments of Americans and to see how

Disruption in the Canadian News Business

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Yesterday we looked at news bias and fake news. In our latest survey, we examined a range of questions about how Canadians access news content with a focus on TV news and newspapers. This is our second release on this topic. Here’s what we found: • About one in

Canadian News Media And “Fake News” Under A Microscope

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey, we examined a range of questions about how Canadians see the media today and their exposure to “fake news”.  Over the next few days we will release three reports on what we learned. Here’s what we found: •  People are twice as likely to say

Was Kevin O’Leary the Conservative Party’s best hope to beat Trudeau? Data suggests he wasn’t.

By David Coletto Yesterday, Kevin O’Leary shocked many, including myself, by dropping out of the Conservative Party leadership race. In announcing his decision, O’Leary claimed that while he thought he could win the leadership, he feared he would be unable to win a general election because of an inability to win enough support in Quebec.

Tensions Rising: Canadian Views on Foreign Conflict, China, & Trudeau in an International Crisis

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto For generations, Canada’s interests, foreign policy and view of the world has been aligned with that of the United States.  This alignment has not always been perfect and disputes have arisen on occasions, but today there are reasons to wonder if the future will be different from the past

Trade, Trump & Milk: How Canadians React To Tough Talk

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The large majority of Canadians (92%) are happy with the range and quality of dairy products available in Canada, and two thirds are satisfied with prices.  This view that the market is working reasonably well today creates an important context in which the recent statements by President Trump will

Finding Parity: Canadian Opinions About Women in Politics

By David Coletto In partnership with Equal Voice and in recognition of International Women’s Day and Equal Voice’s Daughters of the Vote initiative, we conducted a national survey of over 2,100 Canadian adults and asked them a range of questions about their views and perceptions about women in politics. Here are the top 5 findings

Is Prime Minister Trudeau losing the Millennials?

By David Coletto Recently, a CBC opinion journalist asserted that Millennials had “finally fallen out of love” with Justin Trudeau because of his decision not to pursue electoral reform. The argument was that electoral reform was so important to Millennials that this breach of faith was a final straw in the relationship. Millennials are those

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