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Majority believes vaccinations are effective; but two-in-five say the “science isn’t clear”

Three-quarters of respondents call those who oppose childhood vaccinations “irresponsible” February 13, 2015 – Nearly nine-in-ten Canadians say vaccines are effective in preventing diseases – including measles, mumps and rubella – both in individuals and in the community. They are

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Religion and faith in Canada today: strong belief, ambivalence and rejection define our views

Largest group puts itself in the “mushy middle” on religion, ranks of those embracing faith are shrinking. March 26, 2015 – A comprehensive and in-depth new public opinion poll on Canadian views towards religious belief, faith and multi-faith issues from

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Open-door policy? Majority support government decision not to increase 2017 refugee targets

One-quarter say they would support a Trump-style ban on Syrian refugees coming to Canada Feb 20, 2017 – As the American travel ban on refugees, visitors and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries creates serious foreign policy differences between Canada and

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Culture, the CBC & the CRTC: both institutions get good marks, but future relevance seen as a challenge

National survey shows views of cultural protection related to assessments of the two organizations March 11, 2015 – From Dallas to Downton Abbey, our national sense of culture and identity has long and repeatedly been exposed to outside exposure and

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‘Good Role Models’ or ‘Unwomanly’? Canadian views on gender, sport and the Women’s World Cup

Most embrace women in sports, but some activities they wouldn’t choose first for their daughters.   June 26, 2015 – As the FIFA Women’s World Cup takes centre stage across Canada, a new public opinion poll shows a clear divide in Canadian

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When disaster strikes abroad, Canadians are divided on who’s responsible for getting them home safe

Most look to government in situations like Nepal earthquake; onus shifts to individuals in other scenarios May 8, 2015 – When Canadians are stranded by some disaster abroad – such as the recent earthquake in Nepal – who should be

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