Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


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%).

Three Quarters Disapprove of Bill C-13

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1433 Canadians 18 years of age and older, fully three quarters disagreed with the central provisions of the federal government's 'anti-cyber bullying law', or bill C-13 (73%) and just 1-in-7 approve (15%).

Vast majority want CRTC to regulate cable, satellite fees

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

TORONTO JUNE 18th, 2014 – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1341 Canadians 18 years of age and older who were aware of how much they spent on cable and satellite TV, virtually all (92%) say cable and satellite fees are too high, and 7-in-10 use the strongest term ("much too high" - 70%).

Support For Assisted Suicide Increases

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Three quarters favour physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill (74%), and this represents an increase since we asked this question last year (Oct. 2013 - 65%).

Prostitution Should Be Legal; Supreme Court Decision Correct; Bill C-36 Wrong - Majority

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1433 Canadians 18 years of age and older, more than half said prostitution should be legal (54%), compared to just one third who say it should not be (34%). One tenth have no opinion (12%).