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April 12, 2017

The majority, close to 6 in 10, agree that the federal government should intervene in the housing market in urban centres to cool down prices (58%). This is especially the case in the City of Toronto (64%), and also in the GTA surrounding Toronto (62%). Those under 35 are especially keen to see this kind of intervention (18 to 24 - 69%, 25 to 34 - 70%), a...

April 12, 2017

One half would vote for John Tory if the mayoral election were held tomorrow (50%), compared to just fewer than 3 in 10 for Doug Ford if he were to run (29%). Few opt for freshman councillor, Joe Cressy (6%).

April 11, 2017

One half disapprove of sanctuary cities, described as “a city which permits residence by illegal immigrants to help them to avoid deportation” (49%). In contrast, just one quarter approve of these cities (27%) and a similar proportion have no opinion (24%). Approval is characteristic of the youngest (18 to 24 - 36%), in the city of Toronto (a sanctuary ci...

March 11, 2017

The majority approve of Parliamentary Motion M-103, which proposes, among other things, that the government should “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination” (56%), whereas just one quarter disapprove of this non-binding motion (24%).

March 11, 2017

The federal Liberals have bounced back from a tie with the Conservatives last month (February 8 - 34% each) and now lead with two fifths of the national vote share (43%). The Conservatives have, in the same period, seen their vote share decline by 7 points to just more than one quarter (27%).

March 11, 2017

The strong majority, more than three quarters, agree that climate is changing due to human influence (77%). This is common across all regional and political affiliations, although to a lesser degree among residents of Alberta (62%) and Conservatives (56%). Agreement the climate is changing due to human influence is highest among younger age groups (18 to...

March 11, 2017

Of the seven national institutions related to politics and policy-making listed, scientific expertise scores the highest overall for trustworthiness (83% find this trustworthy, 37% have “a great deal of trust”). After scientific expertise, the CBC is seen to be especially trustworthy (71%, “a great deal of trust” - 25%). After these two institutions, ther...

March 8, 2017

About one fifth of past-year users consume marijuana or cannabis daily (20%), and more than a third use it more often than once a week (38%). On average, past-year users consume marijuana about 100 days out of the year (on average, 102 days out of the year).

February 13, 2017

More than 7 in 10 Canadians agree torture is not an effective means of getting information (71%). This is especially characteristic of females (77%) rather than males (65%); the oldest (65+ -75%); in Quebec (83%); in mid-income groups($60k to 80k -75%); and among New Democrats (88%). Fewer than one fifth agree torture is effective for intelligence gatheri...

February 8, 2017

One quarter of Canadians have had a problem with opioid dependency or know someone who has had a problem (25%). Of those, about 1 in 7 have had a family member become dependent (14%), about a tenth know someone who has been dependent (9%), and 1 in 33 has personally been opioid dependent (3%). Three quarters (75%) don’t know anyone who has had a dependenc...

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