Angus Reid Institute


The Angus Reid Institute is a national, not-for-profit, non-partisan public opinion research foundation established to enhance and encourage better understanding of issues and trends affecting economic, social, governance, philanthropy, public administration, domestic and foreign policy in Canada and its world.

How The Angus Reid Institute is funded

Institute activities are funded through an initial endowment from the Reid family and project-based funding provided by fellow not-for-profit organizations and selected partners in Canada.

What the Institute does

Angus Reid Institute commissions, conducts and disseminates original, publicly accessible and impartial statistical public opinion polling research and policy analysis. Its public education program makes this information available primarily through the website as well as through publications, news media, consultations and presentations via social media channels and partner organizations.

What the Institute does not do

Neither the Angus Reid Institute nor the polling data it releases is intended to explicitly communicate a public call to political action for the purposes of retaining, opposing or changing the law, policy or decision of any level of government in Canada or a foreign country.

Neither the work, nor the materials produced, nor the public statements made (including those of ARI staff or associates) are for the purposes of inciting or organizing pressure on elected representatives or public officials to retain, oppose or change the law, policy or decision of any level of government in Canada or a foreign country.

Operating Principles

All polling research carried out by the Angus Reid Institute is strictly non-partisan. Its goal is to assist the development of sound social and economic discourse and awareness by providing reliable and verifiable data on important public issues.

Studies are conducted by qualified researchers that possess the training and experience necessary to competently and effectively carry out the goals of the Institute.  Research conducted by the Institute is disseminated to the public on the website. The Institute also uses social media resources, as well as traditional media and academic channels, as appropriate.