Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


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%).

Majority in Toronto think union gains are at risk today

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

The majority agree that union workplace advances like the weekend, paid holidays and maternity leave are at risk in today's political climate (57%), and a similar proportion agree that the Canadian labour movement is under assault by employers and government who want to reduce its influence (56%).

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.