Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


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

Voters Agree With Screening for “Anti-Canadian Values”

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1370 Canadian voters, two thirds agree that prospective immigrants should be screened for “anti-Canadian values” (67%)

One Half Want Pot Prisoners and Convicts Pardoned

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, one half agree those with criminal records for marijuana possession should be pardoned, and released if they are in jail (49%).

One Half Have Used Marijuana

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian adults, almost half have ever used marijuana (47%).