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Market research and public opinion have an impact on our world. Here’s a sampling of news stories where studies and surveys completed through the Angus Reid Global suite of services have had an impact or appeared in the media. We also feature news and stories about our company and from partner organizations.

Canadian Business Owners Give Current Federal Government A Thumbs-Down

From Sage in Partnership with Angus Reid

October 8, 2019

Sage, a market leader in cloud business management solutions, today released a survey conducted in partnership with market research agency Angus Reid examining how confident Canadian business owners are in the current economy. According to the survey results, Canadian businesses owners’ confidence in their business future is split, with two-thirds (66%) of Canadian business owners agreeing that the current federal government policies have not helped businesses grow in the past 12 to 18 months. Three-in-five (61%) are also unaware of any government provided services and programs to help grow their business.

BDO Canada Affordability Index: Over a quarter of Canadians still don't have enough for their needs

From BDO Canada in partnership with Angus Reid Global

September 30, 2019

The annual BDO Canada Affordability Index, which examines how affordable life is in Canada, reveals that as Canadians struggle to make ends meet and manage growing debt, future financial plans, like retirement, are increasingly put on the backburner. Over half (53%) of Canadians continue to live paycheque to paycheque and debt remains overwhelming for 25%. Over a quarter (27%) of Canadians still don’t have enough for their needs and less than half (42%) have enough money to spend on their wants.

Angus Reid Poll: Canadians Support a National Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform

From Fair Vote Canada in partnership with Angus Reid Global

September 18, 2019

A new poll by Angus Reid in partnership with Fair Vote Canada shows strong support for a citizens’ assembly as a mechanism to allow ordinary citizens to lead the conversation on electoral reform.

Angus Reid Poll Shows Canadians Think Trudeau was Wrong to Break His Electoral Reform Promise

From Fair Vote Canada in partnership with Angus Reid Global

September 17, 2019

Angus Reid Global, in partnership with Fair Vote Canada, has conducted a survey of 1,510 Canadians on electoral reform. When Justin Trudeau broke his election promise to end first-past-the-post and make every vote, he claimed that “there is no consensus” and that “only a few people” want proportional representation.” Clearly, that is not the case.

Less than half of Canadian businesses are equipped to recover their reputation in a crisis

From Provident Communications in partnership with Angus Reid Global

May 1, 2019

A new study uncovers a notable gap between awareness of reputation risks and robust issues and crisis management. The majority of Canadian companies say they aren’t adequately prepared to recover their reputation in the aftermath of a crisis. The survey also reveals a disconnect between an awareness of how quickly crises can accelerate via social media, and whether companies believe ongoing social justice movements can have an impact on them.

Angus Reid returns to public affairs research with launch of new service and consultancy

From Angus Reid Global (press release)

April 5, 2019

Canada’s most trusted name in market and public opinion research is making a return to the public affairs space, with research and insights services to organizations across Canada and around the world. Dr. Angus Reid, Canada’s longest-practicing public opinion researcher, is pleased to announce the formation of an all new public affairs research division at Angus Reid Global.

Study finds Canadians spend thousands of dollars a year on their cars, drive them only four per cent of the time

From Turo in partnership with Angus Reid Global

April 3, 2019

“This is the natural default for our commuting lifestyles,” said Demetre Eliopoulos, Managing Director of Angus Reid Global’s Public Affairs division. “However, the emergence of the sharing economy has introduced some options that are really resonating with people. With these available alternatives, Canadians are going to start taking a hard look at their car expenses.”

New public poll and survey reveal strong support for PST decrease on July 1, 2019

From Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Press Release

April 2, 2019

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is releasing new survey data that reveals Manitoba’s residents and small business owners support the plan to reduce the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) from 8 to 7 per cent beginning on July 1, 2019. A public opinion poll and separate member survey were conducted between March 15 and 25.

NS's McNeil has lowest approval rating of any Canadian premier, QC’s Legault has highest: poll

From Global News

March 26, 2019

Nova Scotia’s long-serving premier Stephen McNeil has the lowest approval rating of any premier in Canada, while Quebec’s François Legault is the most popular provincial head of government with roughly six-in-ten Quebeckers approving of him. The figures come from a new poll released on Tuesday by the Angus Reid Institute.

A new poll suggests Alberta is the province that most wants to separate from Canada — not Quebec

From National Post

March 1, 2019

A February poll by the Angus Reid Institute found that 50 per cent of Albertans would support secession from Canada. “In many ways, Quebec is getting a good deal in Canada,” said Angus Reid, chairman of the non-profit. “It’s getting all kinds of special treatment and so it’s not surprising that Quebecers have largely abandoned the idea of separation for now.”

When it comes to vaccinations, belief systems can overrule evidence, says author

From CBC News British Columbia

February 23, 2019

A new Angus Reid poll suggests that 70 per cent of Canadians support mandatory vaccinations, but nearly a third of Canadians believe the science on vaccinations is not clear.

Half of B.C. immigrants say they do not find jobs matching their training, skills and experience

From Vancity in partnership Angus Reid Global

February 19, 2019

“New Canadians tell us that all the experience and education they’ve accumulated gives them only a 50/50 shot at being employed at an appropriate level in B.C.,” says Demetre Eliopoulos, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Angus Reid Public Affairs. “Those are low odds for credentials they’ve worked so hard to attain.” Read the full release here or view summary of survey results.

Announcing the New Angus Reid Global – The Latest Research Offering From Canada’s Most-Trusted Name in Market Insights and Opinion Polling

From Angus Reid Global (press release)

February 13, 2019

Businesses and organizations seeking trusted opinion and market research data can once again rely on the most-recognized name in the field to provide them with the insights they need to drive their success. Dr. Angus Reid, Canada’s longest-practicing pollster, is pleased to announce the formation of his newest company – Angus Reid Global. Read our press release here.

A new regional political party in Western Canada would be popular with voters, poll finds

From Vancouver Sun

February 5, 2019

“That even the idea or concept of such a party captures the imagination of more than one-in-three Western Canadians is highly significant,” says Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute. “It shows the ‘national’ parties are not succeeding in reflecting or representing the West as well as they might hope to be.”

'A sense of resentment': Most Canadians feel disrespected by other provinces, poll shows

From National Post

January 30, 2019

In British Columbia, 57 per cent feel they’re respected, and that number is 53 per cent in Ontario. The most disrespected feeling province is Alberta, landing at 74 per cent. Shachi Kurl, the executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, said this is part of the larger notion of the West not having a strong sense of how it fits within Canada.

Going cashless: How far will Canadians go in parting with their bills and coins?

From Globe and Mail

January 27, 2019

A survey published Monday by Angus Reid Institute in partnership with The Globe and Mail found that 63 per cent of 1,500 respondents agreed either strongly or moderately that they hardly ever carry cash. The number was particularly high among the younger set: 70 per cent of respondents between the ages of 26 and 37 were cash averse. But, remarkably, 57 per cent of Canadians over the age of 55 also said they hardly ever carry cash.

Canada's Lack Of New Pipeline Capacity A 'Crisis' To 6-In-10 Canadians: Angus Reid Institute Poll

From HuffPost Canada

January 16, 2019

A slim majority of Canadians say the country’s lack of an increased pipeline capacity is a “crisis,” a new poll suggests. New data from the Angus Reid Institute points to national concerns about the lack of new pipeline projects in Canada and division in public attitudes toward the federal government’s handling of the situation.

Justin Trudeau: Three challenges facing him in 2019

From BBC

January 3, 2019

It’s not surprising to see a politician nearing the end of his or her mandate hit “a patch of malaise or quicksand with the electorate,” says Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute. “We all remember what felt like the never-ending honeymoon, but his approval has been deteriorating over time.”

The nice list: Legault, Moe top premier approval rating survey

From BNN Bloomberg

December 20, 2018

Quebec Premier François Legault and Scott Moe topped an approval-rating survey released Thursday by the Angus Reid Institute. Legault received a thumbs-up from 59 per cent of Quebec residents, while 57 per cent of Saskatchewanians gave Moe a vote of confidence in the online survey, which polled Angus Reid Forum members between Dec. 12-19.

Justin Trudeau's Approval Rating At Lowest Point Since 2015, Poll Says

From HuffPost Canada

December 19, 2018

Trudeau’s approval rating among Canadians is now at its lowest level since he was elected, according to the Angus Reid Institute’s latest survey. Thirty-nine per cent of respondents in the new survey said they “strongly disapprove” of the prime minister, while just eight per cent said they “strongly approve.”

Canadians applaud Freeland, spurn Sohi and Hussen in poll on performance of cabinet ministers

From National Post

December 14, 2018

Canadians appear to be throwing their support behind Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland after the sealing of a new trade deal with the U.S., but rebuking the ministers of energy and immigration, according to a new survey assessing the performance of Liberal cabinet members. The Angus Reid poll heard from 1,800 Canadian respondents through an online survey between November 28 and December 6.

Study finds Canadians concerned about shipping petroleum by water

From Global News

December 9, 2018

A new Angus Reid Institute study suggests Canadians have a much greater concern over marine shipping when petroleum is involved. The survey of over 2,200 people found 94 per cent of Canadians believe marine shipping is either “very safe” or “generally safe.”

Supporters of public faith in Canada are young, educated, Liberal and 'quite dug in': pollster

From National Post

November 23, 2018

The counter-intuitive discovery puts the lie to the common impression that support for public religiosity in areas like health care, social services and education is driven by evangelical church goers and deeply observant, older, conservative “holy rollers,” said Angus Reid, chairman of Angus Reid Institute. The survey of 2,200 Canadians was conducted in early November, via the Angus Reid Forum, an online community in which people can participate in surveys in exchange for reward points and prizes.

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.