Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


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%).

Majority approve of “grow your own” ruling

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Well more than half approve of the federal court ruling which struck down the prohibition against medical marijuana users from growing their own (56%).

Majority approve of all three controversial pipelines

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

More than half approved of all three contentious proposed Canadian crude oil pipelines.

Majority continue to oppose public funding for Catholic schools

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

More than half disagreed that Catholic schools should continue to receive public funding (52%).

Close to half approve of Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

Close to half approve of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), intended for introduction in 2018, as a supplement to the Canada Pension Plan or CPP (44%).

Uber ridership up since last year

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

3-in-10 have ever used the Uber ride sharing app (30%).

One half approve of Mideast mission reset

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

One half approve of the change in Canada’s mission in the Mideast from bombing to training foreign fighters (48%).

One half approve of 3 years of deficit spending

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Close to one half approve of the Liberal government’s original plan to go into deficit for three years before balancing the budget in the final year of their mandate (48%).

Strong majority favour assisted dying ruling

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

As many as 7-in-10 approve of the Supreme Court ruling making assisted dying legal (70%).

Sharp increase in those favouring minimum income

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

More than a third favour the introduction of a guaranteed annual minimum income to replace other state supports like social assistance, unemployment and pensions (36%).