Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


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%).

Majority approve of legal marijuana

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

Close to 6-in-10 approve of legalized marijuana or cannabis (56%) and this is similar to national rates of approval noted recently (November 4, national sample - 59%).

One fifth use marijuana now

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

One fifth have used marijuana or cannabis in the past year (19%) and one quarter will use it in the future once it is legal (24%).

One quarter have had flu shot, one third to get it

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

One quarter had already received a flu shot (25%) and one third were planning to get one (33%).

Majority approve of legalized, regulated, taxed cannabis

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

The majority, close to 6-in-10, approve of the Liberal government's promise to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana (59%).

Support for marijuana legalization steady at more than half

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

The majority favour the legalization of marijuana (53%).

Majority are likely to switch their vote to support legal pot

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

The majority (53%) say they are likely to switch their vote to support a politician or party which promises to legalize marijuana, and fully one third are “very likely” (34%).

One half approve of sex ed curriculum; one third do not

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 996 Ontario voters, one half approve of the province’s new sex education curriculum (49%) while one third disapprove (34%).

Strong opposition to selling Lotto to private sector

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1079 Ontario voters, just less than one half disagree with Catholic schools receiving public funding in the province (48%), while just fewer agree that they should continue to do so (45%).