Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


Even Split on Approval of Pit Bull Ban

| Filed under: Social Issues

In a random poll of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ for the Montreal Gazette among 808 Montreal voters, relatively equal proportions approve (49%) and disapprove (44%) of the city’s pit bull ban

Voters Agree With Screening for “Anti-Canadian Values”

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1370 Canadian voters, two thirds agree that prospective immigrants should be screened for “anti-Canadian values” (67%)

One Half Want Pot Prisoners and Convicts Pardoned

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, one half agree those with criminal records for marijuana possession should be pardoned, and released if they are in jail (49%).

One Half Have Used Marijuana

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian adults, almost half have ever used marijuana (47%).

One Half Disapprove of Anthem Change

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, one half disapprove of the recent change to the lyrics of “O Canada”

Few Want Marijuana Sold in LCBO

| Filed under: Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1173 Ontario voters, the plurality, more than a third, say that pharmacies are the best place to sell legal marijuana (35%).

Plurality Approves of Dispensaries in Toronto

| Filed under: Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 882 Toronto voters two weeks after the police raids on marijuana dispensaries, dubbed “Project Claudia”, took place in Toronto, the plurality (46%) believes these establishments should be allowed to operate in the city, while just more than a third thinks they should not (36%).

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%).