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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.

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.https://www.theglobeandmail.com/investing/article-going-cashless-how-far-will-canadians-go-in-parting-with-their-bills/

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.