In the News

Market research and public opinion have an impact on our world. Here’s a sampling of news stories where studies and surveys completed with the Angus Reid Forum have had an impact or appeared in the media.

Manitobans unhappy with the legal cannabis consumption age

From Global News

November 14, 2018

An Angus Reid Survey suggests Manitobans aren’t happy with the legal cannabis consumption age. The poll shows 39 per cent of the province would like to see the legal age reduced to 18. Only 17 per cent agreed the legal age the provincial government set, should stay at 19.

Canadians ‘weary’ of arms trade with Saudi Arabia, survey says

From StarMetro Vancouver

November 6, 2018

Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, said the findings reflect Canadians’ concerns about Saudi Arabia, especially with regard to human-rights abuses in the war in Yemen. The survey was conducted between Oct. 24 and Oct. 29 among a representative randomized sample of 1,500 Canadian adults who have signed up to receive surveys as part of the Angus Reid Forum.

Rebate plan bumps support for carbon tax despite concerns it amounts to a tax grab: poll

From National Post

November 1, 2018

According to Angus Reid, the main objection from people who don’t support the plan is the belief, held by two-thirds of dissenters, that it amounts to a “tax grab.” Thirty-six per cent say they have concerns about its effectiveness at fighting climate change and only six per cent of respondents say their opposition came from doubts about human-caused climate change.

Barely a third of Canadians happy with new North American trade deal, poll suggests

From Financial Post

October 23, 2018

Close to 50 per cent of respondents felt the USMCA is worse than NAFTA, and only 18 per cent thought it was better. The results were based on an online survey of 1,500 representative members of the permanent Angus Reid Forum.

Three-in-ten Canadians ditched home TV for online streaming, says survey

From MobileSyrup

October 19, 2018

According to a new Angus Reid study, three-in-ten Canadians are ditching home TV packages for online streaming options. 48 percent of those under age 35 have cancelled their cable or satellite service or never signed up for it in the first place. Additionally, 63 percent are ditching landline phones.

Aeroplan members fear a points value nosedive after Air Canada takeover

From Yahoo! Finance

October 2, 2018

Angus Reid said it questioned a randomized sample of 1,500 Canadian adults between Sept. 4 and Sept. 7 who are members of the Angus Reid Forum.

B.C. residents evenly split 3 ways over electoral reform: Angus Reid poll

From the CBC

September 28, 2018

The Angus Reid Institute conducted the online survey from Sept 10 – 14, 2018 among a representative randomized sample of 800 adult B.C. residents who are members of Angus Reid Forum.

Canadians not sure police can cope with legal pot: poll

From iPolitics

September 25, 2018

A new poll shows most Canadians lack confidence in the ability of their community police to spot drug-influenced drivers and to enforce new penalties after recreational cannabis is legal next month.

Justin Trudeau is losing the argument on border crossings, poll suggests

From the CBC

August 3, 2018

The poll — which was conducted between July 25-30 based on interviews with 1,500 members of the Angus Reid Forum, an online panel — suggests that the border issue is resonating with Canadians. Fully 70 per cent of respondents to the poll said they were either “following it in the news and discussing it with friends and family” or “seeing some media coverage and having the odd conversation.”

Angus Reid poll: majority support provincial control of carbon tax

From 980 CJME News Regina

July 26, 2018

The poll results come from an online survey conducted between July 18 and 23 from a representative, random sample of 1,500 people who signed up to respond to Angus Reid polls as part of the Angus Reid Forum.

Immigrants in Canada are turning to faith for settlement, support and sociability

From the National Post

July 9, 2018

And, yes, 65 per cent of respondents — the sample included 1,509 adults who are members of the Angus Reid Forum, a community of opinion-givers, and 494 members of Ethnic Corner, a research group focusing on ethnic groups and new Canadians — said they found a spiritual home among Canada’s religious communities. The polling includes both refugees and those who immigrated for different reasons.