Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


Majority Agree Cyclists Should Be Licensed

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 882 Toronto voters, the majority agree that bicyclists should be licensed (56%).

In Canada, 8-In-10 Drink, Half Gamble, One Fifth Smoke Pot

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 2271 Canadians adults, 8-in-10 have drunk alcohol in the past year (81%), more than half have engaged in gaming or gambling (58%) and one fifth have smoked pot or used cannabis (20%)

Canadians Favour Advance Consent in Assisted Dying

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 2271 Canadian voters, the wide majority continue to favour the Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of assisted dying in the Carter case (72%) and this support has not changed materially since we polled it last (April, 2016 - 74%).

More Than a Third Disapprove of Sex Ed Curriculum

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 1172 Ontario voters, one half approve of the province’s new sex education curriculum (48%), while just more than a third disapprove (36%).

6-in-10 approve of legal pot

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

Just shy of 6-in-10 approve of legalized marijuana (56%), while just more than a third disapprove (36%).

One half support Ontario’s doctors in fee dispute

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

One half support Ontario’s doctors in their fee dispute with the provincial government (49%).

Two thirds approve of marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Two thirds say marijuana dispensaries should be allowed to operate in the city (64%), while just more than a quarter think they shouldn’t be allowed (28%)

Plurality approves of single game betting

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

The plurality, close to 4-in-10, approve of single game betting (as opposed to three game betting allowed now - 37%).

Plurality approves of basic income

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

The plurality, 4-in-10, approves of an Ontario basic income to replace social assistance and other provincial support payments (41%).

Canadians pessimistic about economy, concerned about financial security

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Fewer than one quarter expect the economy to improve this year (24%), while the plurality, one third, expect it to get worse (33%).