Press Releases & Articles


Instagram tops in user satisfaction

| Filed under: National

While Facebook has the most users of the top social media platforms, it is Instagram which garners the highest customer satisfaction scores. Among the platforms tested, LinkedIn has grown the most in popularity over the past two years.

Liberals with modest lead on Conservatives

| Filed under: National

Just more than a third (37%) will vote Liberal if a federal election were held today, while one third will vote Conservative (33%).

Fewer than a fifth smoke cigarettes in Ontario

| Filed under: Ontario

Just fewer than one fifth say they currently smoke cigarettes (18%), one third say they used to but have since quit (35%) while close to half have never smoked (47%).

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%).