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Canadians Believe Occurrences of Impaired Driving (58%), Addiction (45%) Will Increase as a result of Legalizing Marijuana

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Toronto, ON – As the government moves forward with its intentions to legalize the consumption of marijuana for recreational uses in Canada, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has revealed that Canadians believe the legislation could lead to more occurrences of impaired driving and addiction.     


Majority (61%) of Canadians Support Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Use, But Only Half (49%) Support Ability to Grow Pot Plants at Home

Friday, April 14, 2017

Toronto, ON – As the government tables its much-anticipated legislation on the legalization of marijuana, a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News has found that while a majority (61%) of Canadians support the governments plan to legalize the consumption of marijuana for recreational use, only half (49%) support the idea of people being able to grow marijuana plants in their own homes:     


Trudeau Approval Rating Continues Trickle Downwards (Down 5 Points), but Remains Strong at 56%

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Toronto, ON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval ratings continue to trickle downwards, but overall still remain strong nearly a year and a half into his mandate, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Two in Three Canadians (66%) Say Women Have Equal Opportunities in Canada

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Toronto, ON — Canada ranks among the top countries in the world for perceived equal opportunities between women and men, a new global survey by Ipsos for Global News has found. Two in three Canadians (66%) agree that women have equal opportunities to men in this country, while one in ten (19%) disagree, leaving 15% who aren’t sure. This places Canada six points behind India (72%) and Germany (72%), which hold a joint first place on perceived equality between the sexes. Bottom of the list is Japan, where only one in four adults (25%) agree that women have equal opportunities.     


Four in Ten (40%) Americans Agree They’d Rather Have Justin Trudeau as their President

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Toronto, ON – Four in ten (40%) Americans ‘agree’ (26% strongly/14% somewhat) that they’d prefer to have Justin Trudeau as their President over Donald Trump, according to a new Ipsos poll of Americans, conducted for Global News in Canada. Conversely, one in three (33%) ‘disagree’ (24% strongly/9% somewhat) that they’d rather have Canada’s Prime Minister as their president, while 27% don’t know enough to have an opinion either way.     


President Obama Leaves Office with High Worldwide Approval Ratings – But Global Expectations for Trump Are More Pessimistic

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Toronto, ON – The world has a much more positive view of President Obama’s time in office compared to the lack of optimism they express about Donald Trump’s impending term, according to an Ipsos poll of over 18,000 people globally.     


Canadians More Optimistic than Most in the World, but Half (53%) Think the Next Generation Will Have It Worse

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Toronto, ON – Canadians are among the most optimistic people in the world when it comes to assessing the state of our country, according to a new Ipsos global survey provided to Global News.     


Two in Three (67%) Canadians say Something Embarrasses them about Being Canadian or Living in Canada

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Toronto, ON — Two in three (67%) Canadians say that something embarrasses them about being Canadian or living in Canada, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. The remaining one in three (33%) Canadians affirm that nothing embarrasses them about being Canadian or living in Canada.     


Canadians Forecast Across-the-Board Improvement in 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Toronto, ON – Canadians are forecasting an across-the-board improvement in 2017, despite anticipating spending more of their money on life essentials and cutting back on entertainment and leisure, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


On Balance, Canadians Feel Less Safe (22%), Not Safer (8%) Than they did One Year Ago

Friday, December 30, 2016

Toronto, ON – Thinking about their safety in public areas in Canada, on balance more Canadians feel less safe (22%) than more safe (8%) compared to one year ago. For most (70%) Canadians, they feel about as safe as they did at this time last year. Quebecers (33%) are by far the most likely to say they feel less safe, followed by those living in Alberta (22%), Ontario (20%), Saskatchewan and Manitoba (20%), British Columbia (15%) and Atlantic Canada (14%). Boomers (27%) are more likely than Gen X’ers (22%) or Millennials (17%) to feel less safe.     


Canadians React to President-Elect Trump’s Victory: Only Three in Ten (30%) Satisfied with Election Outcome

Friday, November 11, 2016

Toronto, ON – Gauging quick reaction to an unprecedented victory by Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton, a new Ipsos flash poll conducted for Global News has found that just three in ten (30%) Canadians are ‘satisfied’ (9% very/20% somewhat) with the outcome of the U.S. Presidential Election, while most (70%) Canadians are not (47% not at all/24% not very).     


Canadians Would Elect Clinton (51%) over Trump (13%) in Landslide Victory, Most (79%) Believe She Will Win the U.S. Presidency

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Toronto, ON – With the marathon campaign coming to a close and as Americans cast their ballots in an historic election, a new Ipsos poll of Canadians conducted for Global News has revealed that, if Canadians could vote in the election for U.S. President, Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide victory.     


Three Quarters (76%) of Canadians Would Consider Voting for Canadian Candidate with Trump-Like Policies

Monday, November 07, 2016

Toronto, ON — The U.S. Election isn’t just an interesting sideshow for Canadians, with most Canadians believing it has an impact on Canada. In fact, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, most Canadians say that they would consider voting for a Canadian political candidate who espoused many of the underlying policies for which Republic candidate Donald Trump advocates, suggesting that the U.S. election could have an impact on the types of candidates who seek office in Canada, and the degree to which those candidates are given consideration by the Canadian electorate.     


Most Canadians Favour Clinton’s Policies over Trump’s, But Trump Still Resonates Among Many Canadians

Monday, November 07, 2016

Toronto, ON – With Americans just days away from casting their ballots for a new President, a new Ipsos poll of Canadians conducted on behalf of Global News has found that while Hillary Clinton’s policies are favoured by most Canadians, Donald Trump’s policies still resonate with many, particularly men and those living in the prairies.     


Blue Jays Fans Equally as Optimistic as Last Year, But Euphoria May Have Subsided Unless Jays Go to World Series

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Toronto, ON – The Toronto Blue Jays have qualified for the postseason two years in a row, but instead of winning the American League East as they did last year, the Jays are a Wildcard team, forced to play a one-game showdown against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday Night. Despite having a tougher road ahead this year, Canadians appear about as confident in the Blue Jays post-season prospects this year as they did last year, although the Euphoria may have subsided given fans say they aren’t willing to shell out as much money for post-season tickets this year, unless they reach the World Series, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Global Study Shows Many Around the World Increasingly Uncomfortable with Levels of Immigration

Monday, August 15, 2016

Washington DC- A major new Ipsos survey across 22 countries finds attitudes to immigration throughout the world are often negative – and a significant minority want to go as far as close borders to refugees. One reason given for this attitude is considerable concern about terrorists disguising themselves as refugees, but economic and social concerns factor in as well. The survey, carried out online among adults in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey, explores broad attitudes to immigration as well as perceived impacts of immigration on the local populace.     


More than Twice as Many Canadians Think Brexit Vote will be Bad for UK than Think it will be Good

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Toronto, ON – As the dust settles after the UK’s ‘Brexit’ vote on independence from the European Union, the prevailing view in Canada is that the decision to leave the EU is more negative than positive by more than a two-to-one margin. At the same time, however, many Canadians appear undecided or think that there won’t be a particularly strong impact on Britain either way.     


Ipsos / Global News Quiz: How Well Do You Know Canada?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Toronto, ON – In celebration of Canada Day, Ipsos and its media partner, Global News, wanted to better understand how well Canadians know Canada. So we asked twelve questions across the country on a wide variety of topics, and by calculating the error for each province by question, discovered who has the best understanding of their people and their province.     


Majority (63%) of Canadians Say Trudeau Elbow Incident is “No Big Deal” as Approval Ratings (62%) Remain Strong

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Toronto, ON – While “elbowgate” has dominated news headlines and columns for nearly a week now, a majority (63%) of Canadians believe the incident was no big deal, and it doesn’t appear to have hurt Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval rating, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News.     


Three Quarters (73%) of Canadians Say Electoral Reform Shouldn’t Proceed Without National Referendum

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Toronto, ON — Most Canadians believe that electoral reform should not proceed without a national referendum, and that the Liberal government’s campaign promises and majority mandate does not give them license to change the electoral system despite opposition, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Ipsos/Global News Alberta Poll: The NDP Government 1 Year Later

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Calgary, AB - These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted from April 27 to May 2, 2016, on behalf of Global News. A sample of 804 Alberta residents aged 18 and over (no upper limit) were interviewed online via the Ipsos I-Say panel. Quota sampling and weighting was employed to ensure that the sample reflects the population of Alberta. The accuracy of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the results are considered accurate to within +/- 3.9 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, of what the results would have been had all adults in Alberta been polled.     


Slim Majority (54%) of Canadians Agree that, Given the Queen’s Age, She Should Abdicate to the Next in Line

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Toronto, ON – As Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 90th birthday, a slim majority (54%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (21% strongly/32% somewhat) that ‘given the Queen is turning 90 years old, she should abdicate and let the next in line assume the Throne’, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Conversely, nearly half (46%) ‘disagree’ (18% strongly/29% somewhat) with this position, believing that the Queen should continue to reign, despite her age.     


After Historic Low, Perceptions of Current Economic Conditions in Canada Rebound

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Toronto, ON – Canadians are feeling more confident about the current state of Canada’s economy than at any point so far in 2016, according to a new Ipsos poll provided exclusively to Global News. The poll reveals that half (49%) of Canadians now rate current economic conditions in Canada, overall, as ‘good’ (4% very/45% somewhat), a significant rebound from just last month when only one in three (36%) Canadians felt the economy was doing well – a 13 point increase. Conversely, the other half (51%) of Canadians describe conditions as ‘bad’ (8% very/42% somewhat), down 13 points.     


Health Care (40%), Tax Cuts (34%), Increasing Taxes on the Wealthy (28%), Cutting the Deficit (28%) and Help for the Middle Class (28%) Top Canadians’ Budget Priorities

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Toronto, ON – Canadians have outlined their priorities for the Liberal government’s inaugural budget, with healthcare, taxes, the deficit and relief for the middle class at the top of the list, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News.     


Slim Majority (55%) of Canadians Support Modest Budget Deficit of $10B, But Support Drops Substantially for Higher Deficit

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Toronto, ON – In anticipation of the Trudeau government’s inaugural budget on Tuesday, Canadians appear willing to support a modest budget deficit of $10 billion, but most oppose a deficit greater than what the Liberals pledged during last year’s election, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Canadian Economic Confidence Remains at Lowest Point in Over 20 Years

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Toronto, ON – Canadian economic confidence is at its lowest point in over 20 years, according to a new Ipsos poll provided exclusively to Global News. The poll has found that just 36% of Canadians would rate the current economic situation in Canada as ‘good’ (2% very/34% somewhat), compared to 64% who say the economy is ‘bad’ (13% very/51% somewhat). The proportion who says the economy is in good shape is up 2 points since last month, which was the lowest proportion recorded (34%) since tracking began in 1994.     


Americans Talk Policy amid Trudeau State Visit to Washington: Half (50%) of Americans Concerned that Syrian Refugees Admitted to Canada Could Pose Security Threat to United States

Friday, March 11, 2016

Toronto, ON – Amid Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s official State Visit to Washington D.C. to meet with President Barack Obama, a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News has gauged where Americans stand on key policy issues impacting Canada and the United States, from security to trade and bilateral relations. The meeting comes as most (83%) Americans agree (36% strongly/46% somewhat) that they “view Canada as an equal partner with the U.S. on North American matters”, while two in ten (17%) disagree (4% strongly/13% somewhat) that Canada is an equal partner.     


Mr. Trudeau Goes to Washington: While Most (68%) Americans can Identify the Canadian Prime Minister, a Majority (54%) Agrees They Don’t Really Care about Justin Trudeau’s State Visit

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Toronto, ON – As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Washington D.C. for an official State Visit with U.S. President Barack Obama, a new Ipsos poll of Americans conducted for Global News has revealed that while most Americans can identify the Canadian Prime Minister from a list, a majority doesn’t really care about his State Visit.     


Unemployment/Jobs and Taxes Now Top Two Issues in Canada, Healthcare Drops to Third

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Toronto, ON - The national issue agenda among Canadians continues to evolve over the short and long-term. Healthcare, unemployment/jobs, taxes, and poverty/social inequality continue to occupy the top four spots. However, unemployment/jobs has broken from the pack, while taxes has overtaken healthcare in second. Immigration control has now solidified its fifth place standing.     


Reflecting on 2015, Looking Ahead to 2016

Friday, January 01, 2016

Toronto, ON — These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, and available for download on the right side of the page.     


Politics Poll 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Toronto, ON — These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, and available for download on the right side of the page.     


Top Canadian News Story 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Toronto, ON — These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, and available for download on the right side of the page.     


Safety Poll 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Toronto, ON — These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, and available for download on the right side of the page.     


Top International News Story 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Toronto, ON — These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, and available for download on the right side of the page.     


Top US News Story 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Toronto, ON — These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, and available for download on the right side of the page.     


Christmas Poll 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Toronto, ON — These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, and available for download on the right side of the page.     


In Wake of Paris Terror Attacks, Six in Ten (60%) Canadians Oppose Government’s Plan to Settle 25,000 Refugees by End of Year

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Toronto, ON – In the wake of the terror attacks that devastated Paris one week ago, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has revealed that a majority of Canadians disagree (60%) with the government’s plan to settle 25,000 refugees in Canada before the end of the year. Moreover, two in three (68%) Canadians support the use of Canadian Forces fighter jets in air strikes against ISIS, meaning that on both of these issues the government appears to be facing strong public-opinion headwinds. When it comes to the Prime Minister’s campaign pledge to remove Canadian Fighter Jets from Iraq and Syria, Canadians are split on whether Trudeau should stay committed to his pledge and ground the jets or continue bombing ISIS.     


Red Wave Lifts Ontario Liberals (44%) over PCs (31%) and NDP (20%) on Provincial Vote, But Undercurrent for Change Strong

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Liberal party is flying high, riding a red wave from the honeymoon of its federal cousins as a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News reveals that the Ontario Liberals have a big lead over the Progressive Conservatives and slumping NDP. Despite a substantial lead in popular vote, the desire for change in Ontario is strong – hovering around numbers witnessed in the most recent Federal Election that saw the Harper Conservatives defeated, suggesting the Ontario Liberals’ advantage might not last.     


Canadians and their Views on Canadian Technology Innovation

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Toronto, ON — Just over half (55%) of Canadians believe Canada’s technology sector leadership is hailed elsewhere as market leaders and even less (51%) think Canada is viewed around the world as a nation on the cutting edge of technology innovation according to a poll conducted by Ipsos for Global News.     


End of an Era: For a Second Time, a Trudeau is Headed to 24 Sussex as Liberals Poised to Win Election

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Toronto, ON – The end of the Harper era is nigh as Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are poised to win the election, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. For the first time in Canadian history a father and a son will have been Prime Minister.     


What’s Driving who Canadians will Vote for on Election Day: Economy, Taxes and the Desire for Change ‘Absolutely Critical’

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Toronto, ON – The economy, taxation and a desire for change are driving factors in this election that will disproportionately determine who Canadians will vote for on Election Day, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Liberals (37%) Pull Well Ahead of Conservatives (31%), NDP (24%) as Marathon Campaign Enters Home Stretch

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Toronto, ON – As the marathon federal election campaign enters the home stretch, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has found that the Liberals have broken out nationally – driven by gains in seat-rich Ontario – and now enjoy a six point lead over the Conservatives, with less than a week to go until voting day.     


Tories (33%) and Grits (32%) Battle for Lead Nationally over NDP (26%) While Orange Crash Continues in Quebec (NDP at 29%, Down 5)

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Toronto, ON – While the Tories and Grits battle for the lead nationally, in Ontario and in the key 905 region of the GTA, the “orange crash” in Quebec continues with the NDP down 5 points in la belle province since last week, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News.     


Nine in Ten (89%) Canadians Agree that Government Should Invest in Infrastructure to Create Jobs and Keep Economy Going during Downturn

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (89%) Canadians ‘agree’ (40% strongly/50% somewhat) that ‘governments should invest in new projects like roads, public transportation and local facilities so they can create jobs and keep the economy going during an economic downturn’, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global news. Just one in ten (11%) ‘disagree’ (2% strongly/8% somewhat) with this position.     


Conservatives Rally in Ontario and Quebec to Challenge for Lead; NDP Slides to Third: Liberals 33% (Unchanged), Conservatives 32% (+5), NDP 27% (-3)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Toronto, ON – The Conservatives are charging hard and are within two points of the leading Liberals, buoyed by rallies in Ontario and Quebec. Meanwhile, the NDP continues its gradual slide and is now in third place nationally, according to new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Liberals (33%, +2) Edge into First Place over NDP (30%, -2), Conservatives (27%, -2), Driven by Vote-Rich Ontario

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Toronto, ON – The rallying Liberals have edged into first place over the NDP while the Conservatives continue a slow slide that began at the start of the summer, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. The national numbers are heavily influenced by what is happening in vote-rich Ontario, where the Liberals have opened up a sizeable lead over their adversaries.     


Liberals Make Gains in Key Battlegrounds of Ontario and Quebec, While NDP Stumbles; National Vote Intentions Show Tightening: NDP 32% (-2), Liberals 31% (+1), Tories 29% (Unchanged)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Toronto, ON – In the first week of the post-Labour Day election campaign, the Liberals appear to have made gains in the key battlegrounds of Ontario and Quebec, ticking up on a national basis, while the NDP has stumbled in Quebec causing their national support figures to dip. The Conservatives have made gains in BC, but have fallen behind in Ontario, resulting in an unchanged reading nationally.     


Harper Falls to Third Place behind Rivals on Previously Key Attribute Advantages

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Toronto, ON – The traditional advantage that the Harper Conservatives have had on economic files has evaporated and has turned into an advantage for Thomas Mulcair and the NDP, while at the same time Mulcair continues to solidify his lead as the man voters believe would make the best Prime Minister, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


As Election Kicks into High Gear, NDP (34%, +1) Remains in Lead with Grits (30%, Unchanged), Tories (29%, Unchanged) Stalking Closely

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Toronto, ON – With the arrival of Labour Day marking the unofficial end to the summer vacation season, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has revealed that the NDP remains in first place as the campaign kicks into high gear.     


Four in Ten (40%) Voters Struggle to Differentiate Among Canada’s Political Parties, Particularly Between the Liberals and NDP

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Toronto, ON – Four in ten (40%) eligible voters in Canada ‘agree’ (9% strongly/31% somewhat) that ‘all of the major political parties are basically the same’, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. However, six in ten (60%) ‘disagree’ (26% strongly/34% somewhat) that this is the case, believing that the parties are distinguished enough in their policies to tell them apart.     


Majority Supports Liberal-NDP Government, Regardless of Who Leads It

Friday, September 04, 2015

Toronto, ON – With recent polling showing a high likelihood of a minority government in Ottawa following the election on October 19th, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has found that a majority of eligible voters in Canada would support a Liberal-NDP government regardless of who leads it, while roughly only one in three supports any version of a governing-partnership that includes the Tories.     


If Harper Loses Majority Government, Canadians Want Him Gone, but Tory Voters Want Him to Remain as Party Leader

Friday, September 04, 2015

Toronto, ON – If Stephen Harper loses his majority government following the October 19th election, most (63%) eligible voters believe he should resign as party leader (even if he still has the most seats), according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. If he doesn’t win the most seats, 66% believe he should resign as party leader.     


Duffy’s Revenge: The Fallout of the Trial Harper (31%, -7) Now Last as Best Choice for PM, Mulcair (37%, +6) Stands First with Trudeau (32%, +2) Following

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Toronto, ON – While the Mike Duffy trial doesn’t appear to have had a significant direct impact on votes as of yet, it does appear to be impacting voters’ perceptions of the party leaders, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


In Presidential Election, Canadians Would Elect Democrats (55%) in Landslide Victory over Republicans (17%) and Independent Candidates (28%)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Toronto, ON – If Canadians could vote in the US presidential election, they would hand the Democrats (55%) a landslide victory over the republicans (17%) and independent candidates (28%), according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Even among Canadian Conservative Party voters, the Democrats (41%) would defeat the Republicans (36%) and independent candidates (23%) if they could vote.     


Federal Election Gridlock Continues as NDP Holds Steady (33%), Liberals (30%, +2) and Conservatives (29%, -2) Jockey for Second

Friday, August 28, 2015

Toronto, ON – The federal election campaign appears to be having little impact on the vote choice of Canadians so far, despite the sustained coverage of Nigel Wright’s testimony in the Mike Duffy trial and the recent volatility of financial markets and the Canadian economy, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. All three major parties remain gridlocked in the closest (and longest) election in modern Canadian political history as we near the end of the phony war in August and the campaign begins to come into focus following Labour Day.     


Support for Decriminalization of Marijuana in Small Amounts Holding Steady at Two in Three (65%) Canadians

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Toronto, ON – Canadians continue to support the decriminalization of marijuana, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Two in three (65%) Canadians ‘support’ (29% strongly/36% somewhat) ‘decriminalizing the possession of marijuana in small amounts so that it no longer carries a penalty or fine’, holding steady with the 66% of Canadians who supported such a proposition in a similar 2012 poll conducted by Ipsos for Global. Conversely, one in three (35%) ‘opposes’ (18% strongly/17% somewhat) the decriminalization of marijuana in small amounts, up 1 point.     


Majority (63%) of Voters Support NDP-Liberal Cooperation to Form Government if Election Results in Minority

Friday, August 14, 2015

Toronto, ON – If the Federal Election of October 19th results in a minority government, a majority (63%) of voters would ‘support’ (30% strongly/33% somewhat) ‘the Liberals and NDP cooperating together to form a government to prevent the Conservatives from governing again’, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Conversely, just 36% of voters ‘opposes’ (21% strongly/15% somewhat) such an arrangement. Support for cooperation is very strong among both NDP (86%) and Liberal (84%) voters.     


Canadian Voters say Managing Economy in Tough Times (76%), Fixing Healthcare (73%) and Creating Jobs (73%) are Absolutely Crucial Policy Planks for Parties to Address to Win their Vote

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Toronto, ON – Canadian voters have outlined the election policy planks that they consider absolutely crucial for a party to have a clear plan on and be committed to in order to influence how they will vote, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Federal Campaign Gridlocked

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Toronto, ON – With the first week and debate of the marathon campaign behind them, the three major federal parties are gridlocked. No party has emerged as the clear front-runner, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Three Quarters of Canadians (76%), GTA Residents (73%) Support Potential Toronto Olympic Bid for 2024 Summer Games

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Toronto, ON – While Toronto Mayor John Tory hasn’t indicated one way or the other whether he supports the City of Toronto bidding for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games and appears to be deferring a decision until after the Parapan Am Games, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global has revealed that Canadians, and residents of the GTA, support the idea of Toronto bidding for the Games.     


Canadians Optimistic for Blue Jays Postseason Hopes as Optimists Outweigh Pessimists by 4 to 1

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Toronto, ON – Since the non-waiver trade deadline the Toronto Blue Jays have been on fire, and for what seems like the first time in over two decades the Jays have a serious shot at contending in the post-season. A new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News has revealed that the optimists outweigh the pessimists by a ratio of 4 to 1, with most believing that the Blue Jays will make the postseason.     


What Canadians Want the Party Leaders to Talk About During the Election Campaign: Issues that Matter to them Personally

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Toronto, ON – Amid mounting speculation that the election writ will be issued sooner rather than later, a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News reveals what Canadians want their political parties to be talking about during the campaign—the ones that matter most to them personally and not just those that the political leaders and their campaign teams want to talk about. Of the twenty-nine issues offered (of which they could choose up to five) those that ranked highest are economic or financial in nature.     


With Writ Drop on Horizon, Two Front Running Parties Tied: Harper Conservatives (33%, +5) Close Gap on Mulcair NDP (34%, -1) as Trudeau Liberals Tumble (25%, -4)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Toronto, ON – With the Federal Election Writ drop on the horizon, the Harper Conservatives have reversed their recent slide and have closed the gap with the Mulcair NDP producing a tied vote between the two leading parties, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Orange Crush Spreads as Federal NDP (35%, + 5) Surges to Take Lead Over Tied Liberals (29%, -2) and Conservatives (28%, -3)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Toronto, ON – The orange crush that buoyed the federal NDP in Quebec following the Alberta Election has now spilled over into other parts of the country as the federal NDP has now surged ahead to take the national lead over the Conservative and Liberal parties, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Price (59%) Trumps Freshness (51%), Taste (32%) for Canadians When Grocery Shopping

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Toronto, ON – Price trumps freshness and taste for Canadians when filling their grocery carts, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Orange Crush is East, Not West: Federal Parties All Tied Up as Quebec Buoys NDP (30%) to Statistical Tie with Tories (31%), Grits (31%) Nationally

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Toronto, ON –The Federal NDP has moved into a statistical tie with the other two major national parties--and it's not post-Provincial Election Alberta that's pushing them towards the high levels of support they achieved in the 2011 election: it's Quebec that boosted them in the last federal election where the NDP (41%) now has a 16-point lead over the Liberals (25%) in Quebec with the Bloc at 20% and the Conservatives way back at 11% according to a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News.     


Eight in Ten (83%) Canadians Say it’s Important to Know Where the Food that they Eat Comes From

Monday, June 01, 2015

Toronto, ON – Eight in ten (83%) Canadians ‘agree’ (35% strongly/48% somewhat) that it’s important to ‘know where the food that they eat comes from’, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Just two in ten (17%) ‘disagree’ (2% strongly/15% somewhat) that they want to know the origin of their food.     


Wynne Liberals (34%) Losing Ground but Hold Tenuous Lead over PCs and New Leader Patrick Brown (32%)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Toronto, ON – The Wynne Liberals are losing ground since the last election in Ontario but still hold a tenuous lead over the PCs, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Albertans Want Next Government to Focus on Healthcare (46%), Acting in Taxpayers’ Best Interest (37%), Providing an Open and Honest Government (28%) and Diversifying the Economy (25%) Above All Else

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Calgary, AB – As the polls close and the votes are being counted, an Ipsos poll conducted for Global News and Corus Entertainment has revealed that Albertans want the new government to focus on healthcare, acting in the best interest of taxpayers, providing an open and honest government and diversifying the economy above all else.     


Majority (54%) of Albertans Believe Minority Government would be Best Election Outcome for Alberta, But No Consensus on Who Should Lead

Friday, May 01, 2015

Toronto, ON – A majority (54%) of Albertans believe that a minority government would be the best election outcome for the province, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global News and Corus Entertainment. Fewer than half (45%) believe that a majority government is in Alberta’s best interest, while 1% doesn’t know. In terms of who should lead the best government for the province, Albertans are nowhere near a consensus.     


Recent Prentice Budget (65%), Former Premier Redford’s Antics (59%) are Largest Drivers of Vote Choice

Friday, May 01, 2015

Toronto, ON– The recent budget brought forward by the Prentice Government and the behaviour of former Premier Allison Redford are the largest factors influencing how Albertans will vote next Tuesday, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News and Corus Entertainment.     


Only One Quarter (24%) of Albertans Believes Prentice Government Deserves Re-Election

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Toronto, ON – Only one quarter (24%) of Albertans believes that the Prentice Government deserve re-election, but a majority (54%) feels that if the PCs lose this election, Jim Prentice should stay on as party leader, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News and Corus Entertainment.     


NDP (37%) Poised to Win over Split Wildrose (26%) and PCs (24%), But Half (48%) of Albertans say they could Change Their Vote before E-Day

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Toronto, ON – As the Alberta election campaign enters its final weekend before E-Day, a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News and Corus Entertainment has revealed that the NDP are taking full advantage of a divided right and would claim victory over the incumbent PC and challenger Wildrose, but that 48% of Albertans admit that they could still change their mind before E-Day and vote for a different party.     


Despite Government’s Assurances of Balanced Budget, Majority (59%) Prefers a Budget that Makes Investments in Jobs, Economy and Social Programs Even if It Runs a Deficit, Rather Than a Balanced...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Toronto, ON – Despite Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s insistence that the federal budget to be delivered on Tuesday will be balanced, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has revealed that a majority (59%) prefers a budget that invests in jobs, the economy and social programs even if it runs a deficit, while four in ten (41%) prefer a budget that is balanced.     


Trudeau (30%) Tumbles (-12) among Canadians’ Choice for Best Prime Minister as Harper (38%) Ascends (+3) and Mulcair (31%) Climbs (+7)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Toronto, ON — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has once again reclaimed top spot as the party leader that Canadians say would make the “best prime minister” — a position he hasn’t held since Justin Trudeau was elected leader of the Liberals. Moreover, according to the new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, Prime Minister Harper has reclaimed the lead on most of the eleven leadership attributes tested in the poll.     


While National Polls Paint Close Race Among Tories (35%), Grits (33%) and NDP (25%), Top Lines May be Deceiving with Bottom Line found in Regions

Friday, April 10, 2015

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos poll appears to echo other national political polls of late giving the perception of a close race between the three major federal political parties with the Harper government Tories at 35% versus the Trudeau Liberals at 33% and the Mulcair NDP at 25% among decided voters.     


Two in Three (66%) Canadians Support Extension of Canadian Forces Mission against ISIS in Iraq

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Toronto, ON – In anticipation of the government introducing legislation to extend the length – and possibly the scope – of the Canadian Forces mission against ISIS, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News has found that two in three (66%) Canadians ‘agree’ (27% strongly/39% somewhat) that they ‘support extending the Canadian Forces mission in Iraq against ISIS past its current end date of April 7, 2015’. Conversely, one in three (34%) Canadians ‘disagrees’ (15% strongly/19% somewhat) with extending the mission.     


Most (88%) Canadians Support Requirement for People to Show Face during Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Toronto, ON – Most (88%) Canadians ‘support’ (65% strongly/23% somewhat) a ‘requirement that people show their face during Canadian citizenship ceremonies’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Just one in ten (12%) ‘oppose’ (4% strongly/8% somewhat) such a requirement.     


Grits (34%) and Tories (33%) Once Again Locked in Tie, NDP (23%) Steady

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Toronto, ON – The four-point lead that the Conservative enjoyed just last month has evaporated, with a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global News revealing the federal Liberals and Conservatives are once again tied. This tight race appears to be the natural resting point for public opinion in Canada. When one party jumps out ahead, the advantage doesn’t last long and the two leading parties return to a tie.     


One in Ten (8%) Women in Canada Has Worked in a “Sexually Exploitative” Work Environment

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Toronto, ON – Continuing the focus on physical and sexual assault and harassment against women, an new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global News has revealed that one in ten (8%) women in Canada has ‘worked in a workplace that has been sexually exploitative – tolerant of serious wrong, persistent, sexual harassment and real or potential sexual assault’. While most (85%) women haven’t witnessed or experienced harassment, physical or sexual assault in the workplace, 3% have been forced into a sexual encounter at work or by a work colleague, and 2% have been physically assaulted at work or by a colleague. In more detail, the data revealed the following:     


Majority (68%) of Female Sexual Assault Victims Were Under 18 Years of Age at the Time

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Toronto, ON – A staggering proportion of female sexual assault victims were under the age of 18 at the time of at least one of these occurrences, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Eight in Ten (82%) Women who are Victims of Sexual Assault Didn’t Report Incident(s) to Police

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Toronto, ON – It appears that most Canadian women who have been a victim of sexual assault did not report the incident(s) to police, and those that did report are more likely to say that the experience was negative, not positive, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global News.     


Half (50%) of Canadians Not Confident They’ll Have Enough Money to Retire Comfortably

Monday, February 23, 2015

Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Global News reveals that a sizeable portion of Canadians acknowledge they might not have as comfortable a retirement as they might hope due to financial constraints, with many even stressing about saving for their retirement.     


Keeping a Steady Income a Source of Financial Stress for 45% of Canadians

Monday, February 16, 2015

Toronto, ON – Keeping a steady income tops the list of sources of financial stress, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News. Nearly half (45%) say that their income or keeping a steady income causes them stress (20% a lot of stress/25% some stress), topping the list of possible causes of financial stress. Other sources of financial stress are as follows:     


Support for Airstrike Mission Against ISIS Rises to 76% (up 12 points since start of mission); Majority (83%) Believes it’s a Combat Mission

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Toronto, ON – Support for Canadian Fighter Jet participation in the current allied coalition-led airstrike mission against ISIS targets in Iraq is on the rise, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Only One Half (48%) of Canadians are Saving for their Retirement

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Toronto, ON – Only one half (48%) of Canadians agree (18% strongly/29% somewhat) they’re currently saving for their retirement, while the other half (52%) disagree 28% strongly/24% somewhat) that they are, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News – the first in a series of polls focused on Canadians and their finances.     


Missing the Target: One in Three (31%) Canadians Sad to See Target Go

Friday, February 06, 2015

Toronto, ON – As Target Canada begins is liquidation sale leading up to its eventual exodus from Canada, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News has found that one in three (31%) Canadians ‘agree’ (9% strongly/22% somewhat) that they’re ‘upset that Target is leaving Canada’. Those most likely to be upset include young adults aged 18 to 34 (40%), university graduates (38%) and those in Atlantic Canada (39%). Those least upset include older Canadian aged 55+ (24%) and Albertans (26%).     


Rallying Harper Tories (35%) Break Stalemate and Shoot to Early 2015 Lead Over Liberals (31%) and NDP (24%)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Toronto, ON – The ringing in of 2015 not only brings new resolutions, but another trip to the ballot box for Canadians sometime this year, and according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Global News, the Prime Minister and his party enjoy an early 2015 lead after ending 2014 tied with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party.     


Canadians Say 2014 was a Slight Improvement over 2013, Optimistic Things Will Be Better in 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015

Toronto, ON – Reflecting on the past year, Canadians say that 2014 was a slight improvement over 2013, but they are much more optimistic about what lies ahead in 2015, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Six in Ten (60%) Canadians Think Trudeau’s Handling of Allegations of Sexual Assault against Liberal MPs Was Appropriate

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Toronto, ON – Six in ten (60%) Canadians ‘agree’ (13% strongly/47% somewhat) that Justin Trudeau’s handling of the allegations of sexual assault against two members of his party was appropriate’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Conversely, four in ten (40%) ‘disagree’ (15% strongly/25% somewhat) that he handled the situation appropriately at the time.     


Canadians Say Attack on Parliament Hill Tops Rob Ford Saga, Senate Scandals as Top Canadian Political Story of 2014

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Toronto, ON – The tragic attack on a soldier standing guard at the Canadian War Memorial, the subsequent storming of Parliament by the gunman and the heroism of Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers in taking down the shooter has been named the top Canadian political story of 2014 as chosen by Canadians, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Three Quarters (73%) of Canadians Support Use of Canadian Ground Troops in the War Against ISIS to Stop it From Gaining Own State

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Toronto, ON – A solid majority of Canadians support the use of Canadian Forces ground troops in the war against ISIS if it will help prevent ISIS from gaining its own state, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Canadians Say Attack on Soldier at National War Memorial and Parliament Hill Top Canadian News Story of 2014 (36%)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Toronto, ON – Nearly four in ten (36%) Canadians say that the attack on a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial and the subsequent attack on Parliament Hill is the top Canadian news story of 2014, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted by Global News. No other story from among the 14 possibilities compiled by Global News came close to challenging this story as the top news story of the year.     


Canadians say Protests Following Grand Jury Verdicts Following Death of Black Suspects by Police Named Top US News Story of 2014 (34%)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Toronto, ON – Reflecting on a tumultuous year south of the border, Canadians say that the spontaneous protests following grand jury verdicts following the death of black suspects by police officers is the top US news story of 2014, according to new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Canadians (44%) Say Death of Robin Williams Top Pop Culture Story of 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Toronto, ON – In a year that saw the fall of big-name celebrities and politicians to scandal, Canadians have named the death of beloved actor Robin Williams as the top pop culture story of the year, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


ISIS and Ebola Voted Top International News Stories for 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Toronto, ON – Canadians have voted ISIS terrorism and the Ebola outbreak in Africa as the top international news stories for 2014, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Mulcair Performing Best as Party Leader, But Trudeau and Grits Seen as Most Ready to Govern

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Toronto, ON – Heading into an election year, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News has revealed that NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has a higher approval rating than Trudeau and Harper, but the Liberals and Trudeau are favoured over the NDP to be the next government.     


Holiday Traditions on the Decline, but Canadians Emphatic it Remains the “Christmas Season” (73%), not “Holiday Season” (27%)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Toronto, ON – Holiday traditions may be on the decline in Canada, but most Canadians believe the season should still be referred to as Christmas and not the holiday season, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Three in Ten (28%) Adult Canadians Personally Believe in Santa Claus (Up 3 Points Since 2012)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Toronto, ON – This Christmas Eve – Santa’s busiest day of the year – a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News has found that three in ten (28%) Canadians say they personally believe in Santa Clause, up 3 points from two years ago – meaning that it isn’t only children who are eagerly anticipating Jolly Old St. Nick’s arrival down the chimney tonight. These figures translate into approximately 7 million adult Canadians who say they believe in Santa.     


Half (48%) of Canadians Believe Conservative Majority Government is Working Well (Up 8 Points)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Toronto, ON – As the political year draws to a close, one half (48%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (14% strongly/34% somewhat) that ‘overall, the Conservative majority government in Ottawa is working well’ for Canada, up 8 points since the end of 2013, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. While the other half (52%) of Canadians ‘disagree’ (23% strongly/29% somewhat) that the government is working well, these numbers should be encouraging to the Conservative government heading into an election year.     


Liberals (34%) and Conservatives (33%) Tied Nationally as Battleground Ontario Shows Dead Heat at 37%

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – Support for the federal Liberals and Conservatives has tightened yet again as an election year draws near, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global News. The poll of 8,268 Canadians (6,502 decided voters) was conducted over the last three weeks and shows that the race for the Prime Minister’s Office is well underway, with tight races in key battleground provinces across the country.     


John Tory (42%) Headed for Toronto Mayor’s Chain of Office Over Ford (31%), Chow (25%)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Toronto, ON – Heading into the final weekend of the Toronto mayoral campaign, John Tory appears to be headed for the mayor’s chain of office, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News.     


Diversity and Community Tops List of What Torontonians Most Love About Their City; Traffic (37%) and Living Costs (35%) Are Most Hated

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Toronto, ON – With the municipal election only a week away, an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News reveals what Torontonians love most and hate most about the city they call home.     


Concern (79%, Up 12 Points) about Ebola Transmission to Canada Grows, But So Too Does Confidence in Precautions Taken to Prevent Spread to Canada (72%, Up 9 Points)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – Concern about the spread of Ebola to Canada is rising, but so too is the belief that health, government and other officials are taking precautions to prevent its spread to Canada, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Transit Top Issue for Torontonians in Municipal Election

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – Public transit is the top issue of the campaign for one in three (31%) Torontonians, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News. Connected to transit is infrastructure like roads and bridges, which was chosen as the top issue by 15% of Torontonians. The only other issues that were reasonably close were city taxes that are too high (14%) and the economy (9%).     


Most (87%) Torontonians Say Politics Get In the Way of Getting Things Done

Friday, October 10, 2014

Toronto, ON – Following the municipal election, Torontonians will be looking to their new leaders to get down work and put the politics behind them, believing that the city gets so bogged down in politics that little gets accomplished, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Four in Ten (43%) Toronto Residents Feel Their Area of the City is Neglected Compared to other Regions

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Toronto, ON – Four in ten (43%) residents of Toronto ‘agree’ (13% strongly/30% somewhat) that their ‘area of the city is neglected compared to other regions’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Six in ten (57%) ‘disagree’ (11% strongly/47% somewhat) that they feel their region doesn’t get its fair share.     


Most Torontonians Disagree (69%) That the City Has Good Political Leadership

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Toronto, ON – Most (69%) Torontonians ‘disagree’ (28% strongly/41% somewhat) that ‘Toronto has good political leadership’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Only one in three (31%) ‘agree’ (4% strongly/27% somewhat) that the city does have good political leadership, suggesting that candidates for city council and the mayor’s chair will be working hard to convince voters that they have what it takes to lead Canada’s largest city.     


Two Thirds (64%) Support Use of Canadian Forces Fighter Jets in Airstrikes against ISIL Targets in Iraq

Friday, October 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – As Canadians await Prime Minister Stephen Harper's announcement to the House of Commons on Canada's potential expansion of Canadian Forces to the broader international coalition engagement against the ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) beyond a group of Canadian military advisors already on the ground, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News indicates that a full majority (64%) of Canadians support a further deployment with Canadian air power to the region.     


Four in Ten (38%) Toronto Residents Agree They’re Thinking of Leaving Toronto Because It’s Too Expensive

Friday, October 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – Four in ten (38%) Torontonians ‘agree’ (12% strongly/26% somewhat) that they’re ‘thinking of leaving Toronto because it’s too expensive to live here’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


High Taxes Top Issue for One in Seven (14%) Toronto Residents

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Toronto, ON – While much of the Toronto mayoral campaign to date has focused on public transit and easing congestion, high city taxes is still the top issue for hundreds of thousands of City residents, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. In fact, one in seven (14%) Torontonians says that ‘city taxes that are too high’ is the most important local issue facing Toronto, a two point increase over those who said this was the top issue facing the city in 2011.     


Nine in Ten (90%) Torontonians Agree It’s Becoming More Difficult for the Average Person to Live in Toronto

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (90%) Torontonians ‘agree’ (42% strongly/48% somewhat) that ‘it’s becoming more difficult for average people to live in Toronto’, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Just one in ten (10%) ‘disagree’ (1% strongly/9% somewhat).     


With Four Weeks Left Until Toronto Mayoral Vote, Tory (48%) Soars While Chow (26%), Ford (26%) Sputter

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Toronto, ON – Doug Ford’s recent entry into the Toronto Mayoral race has certainly moved the decided vote numbers, but it appears decidedly not in his favour. In fact, with pugnacious jabs at front-runner John Tory in his first debate with Tory and Olivia Chow, it appears that the strategy may have backfired pushing Tory up an extra five points among decided voters since the last poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for Global News on September 16, 2014.     


With Doug In and Rob Out, Toronto Mayoral Race is John Tory’s (43%) to Lose as Olivia Chow (29%), Doug Ford (28%) Trail

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Toronto, ON – Amid the shocking news of the discovery of a tumor in Mayor Rob Ford’s stomach, and the subsequent withdrawal of Rob Ford and entrance of his brother Doug Ford in the Toronto Mayor race, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News has revealed that the campaign is John Tory’s to lose.     


As House Resumes from Summer Break, Party Support Locked in Holding Pattern

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Toronto, ON– As Members of Parliament get back to work in Ottawa following the summer recess, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News has found that support for the major political parties is locked in a holding pattern, with the Liberals holding a 7-point lead over the Tories, unchanged from last month.     


Harper Tories (31%) Sputter as Trudeau Liberals (38%) Cruise into Lead, Mulcair (24%) In the Hunt

Monday, August 25, 2014

Toronto, ON – In the Spring of 2014, it looked as though the Harper Conservatives had re-fuelled their tanks and were making up some ground on Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, but with a little more than a year to go until the start of the fixed election date campaign scheduled for the fall of 2015, it appears that the Tories are sputtering while the Grits are cruising.     


Global News and Ipsos Reid Announce Polling Partnership

Friday, August 22, 2014

Toronto, ON – Global News and Ipsos Reid have once again joined forces to provide Canadians with on-going, industry-leading coverage on the state of public opinion in Canada. Topics to be explored under this renewed relationship will include politics, key public policy, and consumer issues, as well as public reaction to the latest developments in the news. Polls released under this relationship will be branded the Global News/Ipsos Reid Poll.