Awareness Tracking

    How closely do Canadians follow issues in the news? For more than three years, the Angus Reid Institute has been asking Canadians some variation of the same question about the issues of the day: “How closely are you following this issue?” The response categories have been tweaked over the years, but the gist of the…

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    Four-in-ten outside Quebec would prohibit women wearing niqabs from receiving government services

    Views on substance of Bill 62 vary significantly by region, age, and political leanings October 27, 2017 – While the vast majority of Quebecers support their province’s new law banning people from providing or receiving government services with their faces covered, new research from the Angus Reid Institute finds that four-in-ten outside of Quebec feel…

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    Khadr’s Compensation: 71% of Canadians say government made wrong call by settling out of court

    Many say they would have offered apology, but not financial compensation July 10, 2017 – The vast majority of Canadians say the federal government made the wrong decision in settling a lawsuit with former child soldier Omar Khadr and instead apologizing and paying him $10.5 million in compensation for his treatment as a prisoner in…

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    As Conservative leader, Scheer must balance core voters’ values with party’s need for growth

    Available CPC voters differ from the party’s base on key issues, view of Canada’s future June 1, 2017 – As newly-elected Conservative leader Andrew Scheer cuts his teeth in his first week on the job and in Parliament, he may find pulling a coalition of right-leaning voters together easier than many think – provided he…

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