Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


One quarter of public as likley to use UPX at $20 as at $10

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, 4-in-10 are very likely to use the Pearson-Union Station Express if the fare is $10 one way (41%) and this is out of two thirds who are likely to use it in total (63%).

Majority want raccoons euthanized

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, the majority (53%) approve of the idea of humanely euthanizing raccoons to control their population, while just more than a quarter disagree (27%). One fifth have no opinion (19%).

Peter Mansbridge biggest name in Canadian broadcasting

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian adults, the plurality cite CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge (31%) as the "biggest name in Canadian broadcasting".

Two thirds support legalization/decriminalization for marijuana

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian voters, two thirds (66%) express their support for either complete legalization and taxation of marijuana (35%) or decriminalization for small amounts (31%).

7-in-10 want Fennell to resign

| Filed under: Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1178 Brampton voters, as many as 7-in-10 want Mayor Susan Fennell to resign (69%), and even more disapprove of the way she's doing her job (79%).

Just one eighth admit to viewing pornography

| Filed under: Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1624 Canadians 18 years of age and older, one eighth admit to having purchased or viewed pornography in the past year (16%), while a further one quarter preferred not to answer (26%), which may stand as a proxy for admission of use.

Vast Majority Accept Climate Change

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1624 Canadians 18 years of age and older, the vast majority (81%) believe the climate is changing, while just more than one tenth deny this (13%). Very few have no opinion (6%).

One Half Likely To Pay For Transit With Smart Phone

| Filed under: Social Issues

TORONTO July 7th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1006 residents of the GTHA, fully one half are likely to use their smart phone or other device to pay for transit if they could (50%).

One half want speed limits on 400 hwys increased

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

TORONTO JULY 3rd, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 810 Ontario adults, one half would like to see speed limits on the province's 400 series highways increased (48%), while just fewer (45%) would not like this to happen. Very few have no opinion on this question (7%).

Majority Want Marathons, Parades Off City Streets

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

TORONTO July 2nd, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1182 Toronto Voters, the majority approve of having marathons, parades and walkathons take place in city parks rather than closing city streets and expressways (55%).