Press Releases & Articles


Many feel Christmas is under seige

| Filed under: Ontario

Virtually every Ontarian polled celebrates Christmas (94%), including those who are not Christian (62%) and the non-religious (95%).

As many as a quarter have shoplifted

| Filed under: Ontario

As many as one seventh admit outright to shoplifting in the past (15%), coupled with a similar proportion who prefer not to answer (12%), for a total of about one quarter (27%) who may be guilty of "boosting".

Liberals, PCs remain tied in Ontario

| Filed under: Ontario

Equal proportions, just more than a third, will vote for the Liberals (35%) or the PCs (36%).

Twice as many say Merry Christmas as say Happy Holidays

| Filed under: Toronto

6-in-10 use the seasonal greeting "Merry Christmas" most often (60%), compared to just 3-in-10 who use "Happy Holidays" (29%).

One half rate The Beer Store highly

| Filed under: Ontario

One half approve of The Beer Store (TBS), the foreign-owned quasi-monopolistic retailer of beer in Ontario (50%), while just 3-in-10 disapprove (31%).

Wide majority see UPX as too costly to ride

| Filed under: Toronto

Close to 7-in-10 say the Union-Pearson Express or UPX is too expensive at $27 one way or $19 with a Presto Card (69%), while fewer than a quarter see it as being priced correctly (23%).

Wealthy neighbourhoods getting wealthier

| Filed under: Toronto

One third say they live in a neighbour hood which is getting wealthier (32%), while fewer, one fifth, say their neighbourhood is getting poorer (20%).

4-in-10 in Toronto are hockey fans

| Filed under: Toronto

Just more than 4-in-10 are NHL hockey fans (42%), and this is 11 points less than the proportion which says this nationally (53%).

Tory's approval as mayor is sky high

| Filed under: Toronto

Fully three quarters approve of the job John Tory is doing as mayor (74%), and this is the highest mayoral approval we have measured, surpassing Rob Ford's rating of 60% just after the 2010 mayoral election.

Just half satisfied with Canadian democracy

| Filed under: National

Just more than half said they were satisfied with how democracy works in Canada (56%), and just one seventh are "very satisfied" (16%).