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Half of Canadians say crime is rising in their communities, as confidence in police, courts wanes

Percentage of Canadians who perceive an increase in crime up from 30% to 48% over past six years January 10, 2020 – Crime rates in Canada dropped precipitously from 1991 until 2014, falling more than 50 per cent during that

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Modern Morality: For Canadians, stealing streaming services generates more of a moral conundrum than assisted dying

Half say that moral values are getting weaker in society, just 10 per cent say they’re getting stronger April 15, 2020 – Moral concepts have risen and fallen throughout history. Religion, culture and convenience often play a role in deciding

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Canadian voters’ sensitivity to party stances on social values shows CPC has room to move to the centre

Left-leaning Canadians more likely to say social values stances of a party leader would affect their vote February 6, 2020 – The handful of moderate would-be Conservative leadership hopefuls who ended their putative campaigns before they began may find themselves

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Royal Tab: Vast majority don’t want to pay costs associated with the Sussexes’ move to Canada

One-in-four Canadians say Royal Family is less relevant today, 41% say it has no relevance at all January 15, 2020 – The bombshell news that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – were

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Two Canadas? Regional divisions over direction of the country, hope for future, define start to the year

Quebecers happy and hopeful while Albertans largely anxious and pessimistic January 15, 2020 – The prospect of a new year is bringing new concerns and anxieties for some Canadians, and a bullish outlook for others. How they feel has largely

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Social Values in Canada: Consensus on assisted dying & LGBTQ2 rights, division over abortion rights, diversity

Political divide, common for most issues, largely absent from assisted-dying discussion January 24, 2020 – With the federal government set to end its consultation process on possible changes to assisted dying legislation Monday, Canadians have only a short window left

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