Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


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%).

Bundled Programming Preferred to ' Pick and Pay'

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1202 cable subscribers across Canada, one half prefer the current model of cable TV pricing, where channels are sold in 'bundles' (48%), while one third prefer a model similar to the CRTC's proposed 'Pick and Pay' system (33%).

Very few untouched by cancer

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

As many as 9-in-10 Canadians have been closely touched by cancer (92% in total), either as a close family member of someone who had died of cancer (35%) or of someone who has had cancer and survived (26%), followed by those who have had cancer themselves (10%).

Narrow approval for women topless at beaches

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, narrowly more approve of the idea of women going topless at Toronto's beaches (46%) than disapprove (41%), while one tenth have no opinion on this critical issue (13%).