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Majority support merging school systems in Ontario

By David Coletto & Ihor Korbabicz A slim majority (56%) of Ontarians support merging the separate (Catholic) and public school systems in Ontario into a singular publicly-funded school system. One in four strongly support the idea, while only one in ten are strongly opposed. The question of what to do with the separate school system

Beyond the LCBO? Broad support for Liberalizing Alcohol Sales in Ontario

By David Coletto At the start of 2019, we explored public attitudes toward liberalizing alcohol sales in Ontario. The provincial government expanded store hours in December and has started a consultation to look at other ways of changing the way alcohol is sold in the province. Note, this survey was not commissioned or paid for

2 in 3 Toronto residents think Ford Government should postpone council size cut until after the election or scrap plan entirely

By David Coletto Last week we conducted a survey of over 900 adult residents of Toronto for the Broadbent Institute and Progress Toronto to gauge the reaction of how the Ontario government approached its decision to reduce the size of Toronto’s city council from 47 to 25 seats. Here’s what we found: FINDING #1 By

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

OUSA: What Ontarians Think about Post-Secondary Education

Republished from Educated Solutions: The Affordability Issue (Issue 8, November 2011) By David Coletto, Ph.D CEO, Abacus Data Inc. For the complete results of OUSA’s recent public opinion polling with Abacus Data, click here. The recent provincial election campaign in Ontario was dominated by debates over taxes, the economy, and who was best to lead Ontario through what

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