Is Kevin O’Leary the Winner Conservatives Are Looking For?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Last week, we surveyed several thousand Canadians and asked them questions about some of the prominent names in the Conservative leadership race (O’Leary, Bernier, Raitt, Leitch, and Scheer).  We also explored for perceptions of some of the names that come up most often in discussions about the NDP leadership.

Matters of Opinion 2017: 8 Things We Learned About Politics, The News, and The Internet

By Mark Blevis & David Coletto In August 2016, we explored how Canadians use the internet to discuss and debate politics, get their news, and what role Facebook plays in our news habits, opinions, and participation in public affairs and public policy.  We collected 60 pages of data and learned a lot about these topics

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What Stirs Canadian Pride, The Full List

In our final survey of the year, and as the country prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday, we decided to explore what makes Canadians proud of their country. To do this, we came up with a wide-ranging list of 78 different items, realizing that we could have had an almost infinite list of ideas to

Values, Places, and Brands…What Stirs Canadian Pride

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our final survey of the year, and as the country prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday, we decided to explore what makes Canadians proud of their country. To do this, we came up with a wide-ranging list of 78 different items, realizing that we could have had an

Idealism, Music, Hockey…The People who Stir Canadian Pride

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our final survey of the year, and as the country prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday, we decided to explore what makes Canadians proud of their country. To do this, we came up with a wide-ranging list of 78 different items, realizing that we could have had an

The True North, Friendly & Free: What makes us proud to be Canadian

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our final survey of the year, and as the country prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday, we decided to explore what makes Canadians proud of their country. To do this, we came up with a wide-ranging list of 78 different items, realizing that we could have had an

Muslims and Indigenous People Face the Most Discrimination in Canada, According to Canadians

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our final survey of the year, we asked Canadians to tell us how much discrimination they see in our society, towards a variety of groups. To add context, we mimicked some questions that the Pew Research Center asked in the US recently. Here’s what we found: • The

Rating 14 Trudeau Ministers: None show high negatives

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our final survey of the year, we asked Canadians to give us their impressions of a wide range of people including 14 current federal Cabinet Ministers (we intend to gather impressions of other Ministers in an upcoming survey). Here are the highlights: • As expected, many of the

Personalities & Impressions in Canadian Politics

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our final survey of the year, we asked Canadians to give us their impressions of a wide range of people who are or were involved in Canadian politics, from Prime Ministers, to Premiers and some of the leading names in the Conservative Party. Here are the highlights of

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