Angus Reid Institute


The Angus Reid Institute is a national, not-for-profit, non-partisan public opinion research foundation established to enhance and encourage better understanding of issues and trends affecting economic, social, governance, philanthropy, public administration, domestic and foreign policy in Canada and its world.

Most Recent Articles by Angus Reid Institute:

Six-in-ten Canadians say lack of new pipeline capacity represents a crisis in this country

Jan 16, 2019 — Angus Reid Institute

Six-in-ten Canadians say lack of new pipeline capacity represents a crisis in this country
January 16, 2019 – Against the backdrop of an election year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing increasing pressure amid calls to move faster and more forcefully to complete a new oil pipeline in this country.

That pressure is underscored in new public opinion data from the Angus Reid Institute that shows six-in-ten Canadians say the lack of new pipeline capacity constitutes a “crisis”, while half say the Trudeau government has done “too little” to ensure new capacity is built.


Anxiety lingers over impact on impaired driving, organized crime and use among minors

Sep 25, 2018 — Angus Reid Institute

Cannabis Countdown: Anxiety lingers over impact on impaired driving, organized crime and use among minors
With less than a month until the legalization of recreational marijuana, a new study from the Angus Reid Institute finds Canadians are three times as likely to say that measures in the law will fail rather than succeed (57% versus 17%) at preventing minors from accessing cannabis after October 17, and twice as likely to say they lack confidence in the ability of their community police to assess and punish those driving under the influence of marijuana (60% to 32%).


In debate over first PM’s legacy, vast majority say John A. MacDonald’s name, image should stay

Sep 6, 2018 — Angus Reid Institute

In debate over first PM's legacy, vast majority say John A. MacDonald's name, image should stay
As a long summer of discussion over the legacy of the country’s residential school system and dispute over the subsequent actions of politicians comes to an end, Canadians are weighing in.


2/3 call irregular border crossings a ‘crisis,’ more trust Scheer to handle issue than Trudeau

Aug 3, 2018 — Angus Reid Institute

Two-thirds call irregular border crossings a ‘crisis,’ more trust Scheer to handle issue than Trudeau
Weeks of questions and criticism from opposition politicians and provincial leaders about asylum-seekers crossing the border – an issue already the source of heightened anxiety and concern for Canadians – have taken a further toll on the Trudeau government’s perceived ability to manage the situation.

In the wake of emergency meetings of the Parliamentary Immigration Committee, and as Ontario Premier Doug Ford demands compensation from Ottawa for the cost of caring for those who cross the border irregularly, Canadians are growing increasingly concerned about the country’s ability to handle the flow.


What does poverty look like in Canada? Survey finds one-in-four experience notable economic hardship

Jul 17, 2018 — Angus Reid Institute

What does poverty look like in Canada? Survey finds one-in-four experience notable economic hardship
July 17, 2018 – What does it mean to be poor in Canada? Does it mean having to rely on food banks and payday loans to make ends meet? Does it mean struggling to afford warm clothes for the winter? What about having to live far away from work or school?

A new, two-part study from the Angus Reid Institute examines the state of poverty in Canada by looking at lived experiences, rather than income, with some striking results.


Pipeline Problems? Try Tanker Troubles: BC Kinder Morgan opponents want spill response assurances

Apr 18, 2018 — Angus Reid Institute

Pipeline Problems? Try Tanker Troubles: BC Kinder Morgan opponents want spill response assurances
The reassertion of jurisdictional issues in the battle between B.C. and Alberta over the completion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline project is sharpening public opinion on the matter.

But, while more Canadians appear to be losing patience with the B.C. government’s delay tactics, British Columbians themselves remain anxious, troubled and alarmed by the risks associated with a tanker spill in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. They’re also largely unconvinced that current spill response plans are up to the mark.


Fifi and Spike sent packing? Canadians weigh in on whether landlords should be able to prohibit pets

Mar 29, 2018 — Angus Reid Institute

Fifi forced out? Spike sent packing? Canadians weigh in on whether landlords should be able to prohibit pets
March 29, 2018—Finding a place to live in one of Canada’s largest cities is a notoriously painful exercise. And it’s one often made even more painful for those looking for a new home with the pets.

Across the country, landlords who don’t want animals in their buildings can—and do—refuse to rent to pet-owners, something activists have been pushing to change.

A newly released analysis of polling data from the Angus Reid Institute finds a majority of Canadians inclined to disagree with those petitioning for increased rights for pet-owners, though opinion on this varies depending on whether one is a homeowner or a tenant.

 


Premiers’ Performance: Moe and Horgan claim highest approval, Wynne’s worries continue

Mar 21, 2018 — Angus Reid Institute

Premiers’ Performance: Moe and Horgan claim highest approval
Canada’s newest premiers boast the highest job performance approval ratings in this quarter’s analysis of polling data from the Angus Reid Institute.


Scheer’s delight? If an election were held tomorrow, CPC could have a shot at majority governm

Mar 19, 2018 — Angus Reid Institute

Scheer’s delight? If an election were held tomorrow, CPC could have a shot at majority government
March 19, 2018 –  The passage of time appears to have done nothing to soothe Canadian voters irritated with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau since his highly criticized passage to India last month.

This, combined with a simmering unease among the electorate over the federal government’s deficit spending has, for the first time, driven Trudeau’s disapproval rating north of 50 per cent.


TransMountain troubles: Alberta-B.C. pipeline battle splits Canadians down the middle

Feb 22, 2018 — Angus Reid Institute

TransMountain troubles: Alberta-B.C. pipeline battle splits Canadians down the middle
While a war of words, political will, and even wine continues to rage between the governments of British Columbia and Alberta over Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline, Canadians from coast to coast are split evenly when it comes to picking sides.


Opioids in Canada: One-in-eight have family or close friends who faced addiction

Jan 11, 2018 — Angus Reid Institute

Angus Reid Opiod Pol
January 11, 2018 – The thousands of deaths across Canada as a result of opioid use and addiction has been a dominating public health, public safety, and public policy issue for more than two years.

Beyond the headlines and the grim statistics, a new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds this nationwide epidemic striking close to home for a significant number of Canadians. One-in-eight (12%) – the equivalent of nearly 3.5 million Canadian adults – say they have close friends or family members who have become dependent on opioids in the last five years.


Despite majority support to legalize pot, nearly half of Canadians want to delay July 1 implementati

Nov 30, 2017 — Angus Reid Institute

Despite majority support to legalize pot, nearly half of Canadians want to delay July 1 implementation
It’s policy crunch time across Canada. With a July 1, 2018 deadline looming for provinces to have a plan in place for marijuana legalization, some government officials have admittedly been scrambling and publicly calling out Ottawa over a timeline they say they aren’t able to meet.

A new Angus Reid Institute study finds more than half of Canadians – including six-in-ten in Quebec and Ontario -  say that they aren’t sure their provincial government will be ready in time.


With U.S. out, Canadian support for ‘TPP II’ nearly doubles

Nov 3, 2017 — Angus Reid Institute

With U.S. out, Canadian support for 'TPP II' nearly doubles
November 3, 2017 – When President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the days following his inauguration, many thought it would signal the death of, what was at the time, the globe’s largest trade pact.

But as TPP negotiations approach the ten-year mark, the agreement appears to be taking on new life. The remaining 11 nations met in May to revive the deal, and subsequent discussions have the signatories reportedly close to an agreement – without the U.S. Trade ministers from participating nations hope to have a deal in place ahead of their November 10 meeting in Vietnam for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum.


From Sunny Ways to Midterm Blues? Two years after Trudeau majority, Liberals and CPC in dead heat

Oct 14, 2017 — Angus Reid Institute

October 13, 2017 – Long removed from heady memories of buoyant voters, a bright change in tone, and easy wins with the public, Canadians are approaching the two-year anniversary of the 2015 election with a far less enthusiastic, even jaundiced eye on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government.


Six-in-ten say United Conservative Party will be good for Alberta

Oct 11, 2017 — Angus Reid Institute

With the unification of the former Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties culminating Oct. 28 with the election of a new leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), Premier Rachel Notley will know her challenger for the 2019 election.

Whether it turns out to be Brian Jean, Jason Kenney, or a surprise choice other than those two front-runners, the new leader will find himself on a relatively promising path to the Premier’s office, according to a new Angus Reid Institute analysis of quarterly polling data.


Quebec: Major support for Bill 62, far less approval for government’s handling of border issue

Oct 5, 2017 — Angus Reid Institute

With roughly a year to go before the next provincial election, Quebec residents are overwhelmingly supportive of their current government’s efforts to ban the receiving or administering of public services with a covered face, but most disapprove of its response to this summer’s surge in irregular border-crossings.

According to the Angus Reid Institute’s latest analysis of quarterly public opinion polling data, some one-in-five Quebecers say each of these issues will be “one of the most important” when making their decision on who to vote for in 2018.


Federal Politics: Trudeau still seen as best PM, but Conservatives ‘best to form government’

Oct 2, 2017 — Angus Reid Institute

It was a turbulent summer for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government, which has faced criticism for its handling of the surge in irregular border-crossings in Quebec, the decision to pay Omar Khadr more than $10 million to settle his lawsuit against the government, and its proposed changes to small business taxation.


Foreign Direct Investment in Canada: Who’s favoured, who’s frowned upon?

Sep 12, 2017 — Angus Reid Institute

As Canada continues to look for ways to deepen its economic ties with the world’s second-largest economy, a new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds most Canadians feeling either ambivalent or skeptical about Chinese investment in this country, and most would prefer to discourage it in all but a few sectors of the economy – namely manufacturing, technology, and retail.

That said, Canadians are more receptive to Chinese money entering their nation’s economy than they are to investment from Russia or the United Arab Emirates.


Half of Canadians say their country is ‘too generous’ toward illegal border crossers

Sep 1, 2017 — Angus Reid Institute

September 1, 2017—In the wake of a new wave of asylum seekers crossing the border in search of permanent residency, more than half of Canadians say this country is being “too generous” towards those coming in through irregular channels.

Since July 1, more than 7,000 people have walked across the border into Quebec to make asylum claims.


What’s in a name? Call to remove John A. MacDonald’s from schools meets firm opposition

Aug 29, 2017 — Angus Reid Institute

August 28, 2017 – A call from the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario to remove the name of Canada’s first prime minister from public schools because of his support for Indigenous assimilation through residential education is being met with more than twice as much opposition as support.

The latest survey from the Angus Reid Institute finds more than half of Canadians (55%) say they would oppose such a move, while one-quarter (25%) are in favour.  A significant segment – nearly one-in-five (19%) could not offer an opinion.


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