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Most Canadians want government to expand the services it provides, but they don’t want to pay for it

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate August 21, 2016 – The title of this piece could double as a one-sentence summary of the Angus Reid Institute’s recent report on support for a guaranteed minimum income in Canada. Most Canadians support a guaranteed

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A tax on soda pop? Expect the debate to keep bubbling

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director August 12, 2016 – Despite recent revelations that the federal government had looked into implementing a tax on soda pop in an effort to reduce obesity rates, the fizz for this idea, it would seem, ultimately

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Literally no one thinks the availability of rental properties in Metro Vancouver is “very good”

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate July 31, 2016 – Sometimes, responses to poll questions can be very lopsided. These findings are some of the most striking and straightforward ones for pollsters to explain – the sort of things that end up

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What do we really think about female politicians?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director July 27, 2016 – As Hillary Clinton takes her official place as the first female presidential nominee in U.S. history, the glass ceiling she put “18 million cracks” into during her 2008 bid for the Democratic nomination

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Canadians skeptical about motivations for bringing Duffy, Ghomeshi to trial

By Ian Holliday and Dave Korzinski July 22, 2016 – A recent Angus Reid Institute poll found fewer than half (44%) of all Canadians have “complete” or “a lot of” confidence in provincial criminal courts. This total has actually increased significantly

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Crime rates are higher in Western Canada, but they’ve been falling just like everywhere else

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate July 17, 2016 – An interesting pattern emerges in the Angus Reid Institute’s recent survey on perceptions of the Canadian justice system: Canadians living west of Manitoba are much more likely than those living farther east

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