Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


Men are twice as likely as women to delay going to the doctor because they’re scared something is wrong

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Toronto, October 31st – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™, 1,263 Canadians 16 years of age or older were surveyed on current health issues. The poll was done in partnership with the Movember Foundation and focused on men’s health issues centering around prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and social connections.

Two-Thirds Have Concerns About Social Housing

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

Toronto, October 9th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 987 Toronto voters, two-thirds (69%) say they have concerns about social housing in Toronto. A third (31%) say they do not.

Public Safety to Factor into the Vote of 3 in 4 Torontonians

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

Toronto, August 2nd, 2018 – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 2144 Toronto voters, three-quarters (TOP2: 74%) say that public safety will be important to their vote, with 4 in 10 (42%) saying it will be very important.

Almost Half Disapprove of Reducing Blood Alcohol Limit

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Toronto, August 23rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ amongst 1150 Canadian voters, almost half (BTM2: 49%) disapprove of the proposal to lower the legal blood alcohol limit from 0.08 to 0.05, with more than a third (36%) saying they strongly disapprove. Just under four in ten (TOP2: 38%) approve of the proposal, with a quarter (25%) saying they strongly approve.

Canada Divided on the Monarchy

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Toronto, August 23rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ amongst 1150 Canadian voters, almost half of Canadians (43%) are opposed to abolishing the monarchy after the death of Queen Elizabeth, while (41%) are in favour, a statistical tie. Just over one in ten (16%) said they do not know.

Majority Support Rules For Airbnb in Toronto

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

Toronto, June 27th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1040 Toronto voters, the majority (59%) support the regulation of Airbnb in Toronto, which is up 12 points since March (March 16: 47%). A quarter (24%) say Airbnb should not be regulated...

More than half agree that marijuana should be legal

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Toronto, April 26th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ amongst 1479 Canadian voters, more than half (53%) say that they agree that marijuana should be legal in Canada. (38%) disagree, fewer than 1-in-10 report they do not know (9%).

Muslims the Target of Most Racial Bias

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1304 Canadian adults, 4-in-10 express some level of bias, or unfavourable feelings, against identifiable racial groups (41%), and the one group most like to be a target is Muslims (28% unfavourable feelings, 54% favourable feelings).

Major Reset in Federal Vote Share

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1304 Canadian voters, the gap between the Liberals and the Conservatives, measured at 23 points last month on the day after Donald Trump’s election, narrowed to just 8 points today.

Even Split on Approval of Pit Bull Ban

| Filed under: Social Issues

In a random poll of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ for the Montreal Gazette among 808 Montreal voters, relatively equal proportions approve (49%) and disapprove (44%) of the city’s pit bull ban