Social Issues, Foreign Affairs & Policy Polls

Respondents Across Twelve European Countries Surveyed Say In Upcoming European Union Elections, 42% Will Vote For Party With Best Policies For Their Country, 13% With Best Policies For Europe, 11% To...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Global – A new poll of respondents in twelve European countries indicates that for the upcoming European union elections, 42% will vote for the party with the best policies for their country followed by 13% who will vote for the party that has the best policies for Europe and a further one in 10 (11%) intend to lodge a protest vote about the way their country is being run.     


One in Five (18%) Canadians Don’t Know What Vimy Ridge Is

Monday, April 07, 2014

Toronto, ON – The Battle of Vimy Ridge marked an important stepping stone in the development of Canada’s identity and is known by many as one of the nation’s most notable events. While Vimy Ridge has a top place in Canadian history, a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Vimy Foundation reveals that there are some Canadians who are unaware of one of Canada’s most important battles and its importance for Canada’s identity.     


Support for Bruce Refurbishment Remains High in Bruce, Grey, and Huron Counties

Friday, April 04, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Bruce Power indicates that Bruce, Grey, and Huron county residents continue to show strong support for Bruce Power’s plans to refurbish nuclear reactors at Bruce.     


The Return of Canadian Soldiers from Afghanistan: Canadians Deeply Divided on the Mission and Outcome

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Toronto, ON – After just over 12 years of having Canadian military forces stationed in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban and train new Afghani troops, the last remaining Canadian troops stationed in Afghanistan have come home.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 21): Core Political Approval

Friday, March 21, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Europe is on the Wrong Track Say Citizens in Ten of EU’s Largest Countries – But Little Desire to Leave the European Union Outright

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Global – The latest Ipsos European Pulse, tracking sentiment of over 8,000 online citizens in ten European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden), suggests that on average two in three (68%) think things across the European Union are moving in the wrong direction. Pessimism is highest in Spain, Italy and France, where around three in four (76%, 77% and 77% respectively) think Europe is on the wrong track, and lowest in Poland, Hungary, and Germany, where 61% feel the same.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 13): Core Political Approval

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 6): Core Political Approval

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 30): Core Political Approval

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 22): Core Political Approval

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Canadians Split on Whether World should have Followed Through with Military Action Against Assad’s Syrian Government

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Toronto, ON – While the Syrian Civil War began as early as 2011, the world began paying close attention in 2013 when, in June, the death toll surpassed 100,000 according to the United Nations. Millions of Syrians have been displaced, and a great deal of attention was paid to whether or not the government actually used chemical weapons on its own citizens. In response to this possibility, the international community threatened to intervene, but in the end did not. These events have prompted CTV News, Ipsos’ media partner, to declare this to be the 5th largest news story of the year.     


With Many Displaced Due to Typhoon Haiyan, Canadians Split on Whether Canada Should Open Its Doors to Victims of Natural Disasters in Other Countries

Friday, December 27, 2013

Toronto, ON – In November 2013, the Philippines was hit with the most damaging typhoon in the country’s history, killing over 6,000 people, displacing many more while destroying much of the nation’s infrastructure. The damaging results of this storm have led CTV, Ipsos’s media partner, to name the Typhoon Haiyan the 6th largest news story of the year.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (November 27): Iran

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about Iran. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Isolationism Abounds in Global Community

Friday, November 22, 2013

Halifax, NS— A new international poll by global research company Ipsos, on behalf of the Halifax International Security Forum, was released today and sheds light on the state of global affairs.     


Three-Quarters (75%) of Canadians Believe Oil Refineries Should Prioritize Local Oil Before Importing From Other Countries

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) reveals that most Canadians believe the country’s oil refineries should emphasize using local product before using imported oil from foreign sources.     


Taking Sides On Syria: While Majority (73%) of Global Respondents Blame Syrian Government for Current Conflict, No Such Clarity on Which Side Has Used Chemical Weapons Avails

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

New York — A new Reuters News poll conducted by global research company Ipsos finds that while a majority (73%) of respondents in 15 countries blame the Syrian government, led by President Bashar al-Assad, for having caused the current conflict in the Middle Eastern country compared with 27% who say anti-government groups have done so, there is little clarity on which side is suspected of using chemical weapons: most (36%) hold the al-Asaad regime accountable for using chemical weapons on their foes compared with only 8% who blame anti-government groups—but 26% say both factions have used the weapons, 3% who say neither and 28% who indicate they just don’t know.     


Canadians Split on Whether It’s Acceptable for Governments to Monitor Email and Online Activities In Some Circumstances

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Toronto, ON – Canadians are split on whether it is acceptable or not for governments to monitor email and other online activity in some circumstances, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. Specifically, one half (49%) of Canadians say that they find it ‘completely unacceptable’ for ‘governments to monitor everyone’s email and other online activities’, while the other half of Canadians (51%) says it is either ‘acceptable in some circumstances’ (47%), or ‘completely acceptable’ (4%).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 26): Syrian Intervention

Monday, August 26, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the current situation in Syria.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Immigration

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on immigration.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 18): Core Political Approval

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Majority (55%) of Americans Willing to Pay More for Clothing Not Made Using Child Labor

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New York, NY – Most Americans are willing to spend a little extra when it comes to making sure the products they buy are made without the use of child labor, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs survey conducted on behalf of ChildFund International. A majority (55%) of Americans indicate that they’re willing to pay more for clothing not made using child labor, while a minority (45%) say they aren’t willing to pay more for these purchases.     


Canadians Drastically Underestimate the Number of Child Slaves Globally; On Average, Estimate 1/10th the Actual Amount

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Toronto, ON – A major problem in the lack of action against child labour/slavery is that most Canadians know that a such problem exists throughout the world, but they are unaware how many children are being forced into these conditions and when asked to provide an estimate on how many child slaves and child labourers doing 3D jobs (dirty, dangerous, and degrading) there are worldwide, Canadians drastically miss the mark, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of World Vision Canada.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 12): Core Political Approval

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 11): Syrian Intervention

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the current situation in Syria.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 5): Core Political Approval

Monday, July 08, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Four in Ten (42%) Employed Canadians Have Observed Some Form of Workplace Misconduct; One in Five (17%) Cite Witnessing Privacy Violations

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new study on business ethics in the Canadian workplace reveal that a sizeable portion of full-time Canadian employees have witnessed misconduct in their place of work, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of ClearView Strategic Partners Inc.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 28): Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, June 28, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on same-sex marriage. For full details, click on the "Topline Results" link on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 28): National Security Agency

Friday, June 28, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the National Security Agency (NSA).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 28): Core Political Approval

Friday, June 28, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Four in Ten (37%) Employees Rate Corporate Social Responsibility ‘Very Important’ When it Comes To Their Employer; Three in Ten (29%) Say So Regarding Purchase Decisions Global Majority ‘Strongly...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New York — Four in ten (37%) employees in 24 countries indicate it is ‘very important’ for their own employers to be ‘responsible to society and the environment’ This importance rises to 80% when it is combined with those employees who believe it is somewhat important (37% very/43% somewhat) their employer is responsible. Three in ten (29%) report ‘a high degree of social responsibility’ is very important when forming a purchase decision while about half (45%) view it as fairly important for a total of 74% who say it is important.     


On the Heels of the Bangladesh Building Disaster: Six in Ten in 16 Developed Nations Hold Contracting Companies (61%), Local Authorities (58%) Responsible…Eight in Ten (82%) Say Work Conditions are...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Toronto – A new poll in 16 developed nations finds a majority (61%) disagree (28% very much, 33% somewhat) that companies that contract their clothing to be manufactured in another part of the world cannot be expected to be held responsible for things being done somewhere else unless they actually owned and operated themselves. The poll was conducted among 12,484 adults in 16 countries by global research company Ipsos on behalf of CTV News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 12): National Security Agency

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Ipsos/Reuters data collected between yesterday afternoon and noon today shows that 31% of Americans believe Snowden is a patriot and 23% believe he is a traitor. The largest group, however, say they don’t know (46%).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 11): National Security Agency

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Ipsos/Reuters data (topline attached) shows that 53% of Americans find the collection of phone records by the NSA to be acceptable under some circumstances (includes those who say ‘completely acceptable’, ‘acceptable under most circumstances’, and ‘acceptable under only a few circumstances’). Almost two in five (37%) find the behavior ‘completely unacceptable’ (and 10% are unsure).     


Nine in Ten (89%, Up 21 Points) Indicate Willingness to Pay More For Products Guaranteed to be Free of Child Labour; Average Canadian Willing to Spend 23% More (Up 12 Points)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of World Vision Canada reveals that a sizeable portion of Canadians are in agreement that they’d be willing to pay more for purchases if there was a guarantee it’s production was free of child labour and exploitation. Nine in ten (89%) indicate their willingness to pay more for a product if there was a guarantee it would be child labour-free, which is up from 68% in 2012.     


Nine in Ten Canadians Support Taxing the Rich “More” (88%) and a Potential ‘Millionaire’s Tax’ (89%)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Toronto, ON – While Canadians have great respect and admiration for the success and innovation of the country’s ‘rich’, most believe they should be putting more into the national coffers, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of The Munk Debates.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (May 28): Syrian Intervention

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the current situation in Syria.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (May 21): Syrian Intervention

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the current situation in Syria.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Syrian Intervention

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about Syrian intervention.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Boston Marathon Bombings

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Most Americans see the biggest threat to public safety coming from random acts of violence committed by other Americans, rather than foreign terrorism, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken in the two days since the Boston Marathon bombing.     


Is TV Helping or Hurting Same-Sex Marriage?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Los Angeles, CA - National polls have shown that a majority of Americans are now in favor of same-sex marriage, a shift from just a few years ago. So why the change? A recent survey conducted by Ipsos MediaCT shows that 18% of television viewers aged 13-64 say that TV in general has changed their opinion of same-sex marriage in a positive way. In contrast, just 10% say TV impacted their opinion negatively. A little under half (44%) say they are in favor of same-sex marriage and TV has not changed their opinion, while 28% have not changed their opposition.     


Canadians (41%), Including Catholics (49%), Believe Priority for New Pope Should be Modernizing the Church and Its Teachings, Ahead of Dealing with Alleged Sex Scandals and Cleaning up the Vatican

Friday, March 15, 2013

Toronto, ON – On the heels of the election of an Argentinean Cardinal as Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Canadians – and especially Catholics in Canada – believe that his top priority should be modernizing the Church and its teachings, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Albertans & Indoor Tanning

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Calgary, AB – In a study fielded by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Alberta Health Services (AHS), one quarter (27%) of young Albertans age 18 to 24 report using indoor tanning at least once in the past 12 months. On a gender basis, 28% of men and 26% of women in the 18 to 24 age category say they have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year.     


Bullies Taking to Social Networking as Teens Become More Mobile

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vancouver, BC - While schoolyard bullying continues to be a problem for many Canadian teens, it appears that bullies are adapting their tactics through 21st century methods. Many of today’s bullies are taking their hostilities out online through social networking sites, sometimes using mobile technology. According to findings in a recent issue of the Ipsos Interactive Reid Report, one-in-five (20%) online teens say they have witnessed someone they know being bullied on social networking sites. Close to one-in-ten (8%) say they themselves have been victims of online bullying on social networking sites.     


Majority (59%) of Canadian Adults Have Been Bullied During Childhood and Teenage Years; Half (45%) of Canadians Bullied Cite a Lasting Harmful Effect on Them as an Adult

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Toronto, ON – A reason why many Canadians feel so strongly against bullying is that many appear to have experienced similar situations growing up, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Three in five (59%) Canadians cite being bullied during their childhood and teenage years, while two in five (41%) were never bullied. Of those that were bullied during their childhood and teenage years, seven in ten experienced ‘teasing designed to humiliate’ (72%) and ‘verbal abuse and taunting’ (71%). Two in five (43%) experienced ‘physical abuse such as being slapped, shoved, hit, or beaten’ while 5% have been ridiculed or humiliated on the Internet.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Gun Regulations

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Our poll on attitudes towards gun regulations shows majority support for at least moderate regulations (62%). About one in six Americans also indicate that they are currently in the market for a gun.     


Fast Fallout: Chief Spence and Idle No More Movement Galvanizes Canadians Around Money Management and Accountability

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Toronto, ON – Last week’s protests by First Nations activists appear to have had a hardening effect on Canadian public opinion regarding Aboriginal issues, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the National Post/Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Majority (59%) of Canadians Don’t Support U.S.-Style Free Trade Agreement with China

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Toronto, ON – When it comes to increased trade talks with China, a majority of Canadians do not want a trade agreement similar to the one Canada has with the United States, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Three in five (59%) ‘disagree’ (23% strongly/36% somewhat) that ‘Canada should enter into a Free Trade agreement with China like the one we have with the US’, while two in five (41%) ‘agree’ (7% strongly/34% somewhat) that Canada should enter into such an agreement.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Gun Regulations

Monday, December 17, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are the topline results from an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Thomson Reuters about gun regulations.     


Only One in Ten (8%) Americans and Canadians Believe the World Can Tolerate a Nuclear-Capable Iran; Most (92%) Believe it Cannot be Tolerated

Monday, November 26, 2012

Toronto, ON – As Iran continues their uranium enrichment process despite international sanctions continuously levied against them, most Canadians and Americans are in strong agreement that the world cannot tolerate an Iran with any nuclear weapons capabilities, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of The Munk Debates.     


More Than Six in Ten (62%) Canadians Strongly Agree that It’s in Canada’s Best Interests to Help Homeless Youth Find Employment

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Toronto, ON – More than six in ten (62%) Canadians ‘strongly agree’ that it’s in Canada’s best interests – socially and economically – to do everything they can to help homeless youth find employment and a way to get off the street, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Raising the Roof. One-third (33%) of Canadians ‘somewhat agree’ that this is in the country’s best interest (95% ‘agree’ overall), while only 5% ‘disagree’ (1% strongly/4% somewhat).     


While a Majority of Canadians Feel Informed on the Issue of HIV/AIDS, They’re Less Informed Now (57%, -13 pts.) Compared to Five Years Ago (70%)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Toronto, ON – While a majority (57%) of Canadians feel ‘informed’ (11% very well/46% reasonably well) on the issue of HIV and AIDS, this number is down compared to those who felt ‘informed’ on the issue when the same question was posed five years ago (70%, 16% very well/54% reasonable well), according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of World Vision. Conversely, more Canadians (43%, +13 pts.) believe they are ‘not informed’ (5% not at all/38% a little) on the disease in 2012 compared to 2007 (30%, 2% not at all/29% a little).     


Majority (59%) of Americans, Minority of Canadians (41%) Would Support Their Country Participating in a Pre-Emptive Strike Against Iran’s Nuclear-Enrichment Program

Monday, October 15, 2012

Toronto, ON – In response to Israel’s public discussions about the possibility of launching a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear-enrichment program, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Munk Debate has revealed that a majority (59%) of Americans would ‘support’ (25% strongly/34% somewhat) the United States of America participating in a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, while four in ten (42%) ‘oppose’ (16% strongly/26% somewhat) such a strike.     


One in Three (33%) Canadians Witnessed Child Labour Exploitation While Away on Vacation; Most (77%) Canadians Say They're Disturbed to See Children Working in Travel Industry While They’re on Vacation

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Toronto, ON – According to a new poll by Ipsos Reid, conducted on behalf of World Vision, one-third (33%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (11% strongly/22% somewhat) that they ‘have witnessed child labour exploitation while on vacation’, while two-thirds (67%) ‘disagree’ (40% strongly/26% somewhat) that they witnessed child labour exploitation on their vacation. Parents are more likely to say they’ve seen exploitive situations while on vacation. Four in ten (41%) Canadians with children ‘agree’ (13% strongly/28% somewhat) that they witnessed child labour exploitation on their vacation, compared to three in ten (33%) Canadians without children who ‘agree’ (11% strongly/22% somewhat).     


Four in Ten (36%) Canadians ‘Not Aware’ Exploitive Child Labour Used to Make Products for Western Markets

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of World Vision, reveals that four in ten (36%) Canadians are ‘not aware’ (8% not at all/28% not very) that children worldwide are forced into dirty, dangerous and degrading jobs to create products for Western markets. Two-thirds (64%) of Canadians, however, are ‘aware’ (13% very/51% somewhat) of these conditions.     


Health: The Great Divide Between Lower and Higher Income Canadians

Monday, August 13, 2012

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Medical Association’s newly-released report card on the Canadian health care system has revealed that the economic downturn continues to be a consistent factor in terms of the amount of time, energy, and money Canadians spend on sustaining their health. One-quarter (26%) ‘agree’ (9% strongly/17% somewhat) that ‘as a result of the economic downturn I have spent less time, energy and money sustaining my health’, compared to 23% who ‘agreed’ in 2009.     


Canadians Assess Key Social-Values Questions Facing the Country

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Toronto, ON – Reflecting on some of the key social-values questions facing Canadians individually and the country as a whole, a new poll – the 7th in a series of polls examining Canadian values, icons and culture conducted on behalf of Global Television and Postmedia News – finds that Canadians’ defence of abortion rights and same-sex marriage has grown, while at the same time Canadians are once again becoming more favourable to the idea of capital punishment.     


On the Heels of the Bangladesh Building Disaster: Six in Ten in 16 Developed Nations Hold Contracting Companies (61%), Local Authorities (58%) Responsible…Eight in Ten (82%) Say Work Conditions are...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Toronto – A new poll in 16 developed nations finds a majority (61%) disagree (28% very much, 33% somewhat) that companies that contract their clothing to be manufactured in another part of the world cannot be expected to be held responsible for things being done somewhere else unless they actually owned and operated themselves. The poll was conducted among 12,484 adults in 16 countries by global research company Ipsos on behalf of CTV News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Obama's Position on Gay Marriage & Romney's Bullying Allegation

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from May 11-15, 2012 about Barack Obama's position on gay marriage and Mitt Romney's bullying allegation.     


The American Mosaic: Weary Warriors Favor Obama

Monday, May 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Various parts of this Ipsos/Reuters poll were conducted between Jan. 1st and May 3rd 2012.     


Views on Canadian Oil and Gas

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce shows a majority of Canadians believe it is possible to respect the environment while increasing oil and gas production. Two-thirds (65%) of Canadians agree that “it is possible to increase oil and gas production while protecting the environment at the same time,” including one-quarter (26%) who ‘agree strongly’. One-quarter (25%) of Canadians disagree with this idea (9% ‘disagree strongly’).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Gun Rights & Regulations

Friday, April 13, 2012

Washington, DC - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from April 9th – 12th, 2012 about gun rules and regulations.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Martin-Zimmerman Shooting

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Washington, DC - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from from April 9th – 12th, 2012 about the Martin-Zimmerman shooting.     


Two in Three (65%) Support Legalization of Brothels in Canada

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Toronto, ON – Reflecting on a recent decision by an Ontario court to strike down laws relating to prostitution and brothels, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News Service and Global Television reveals that two in three (65%) Canadians ‘agree’ (21% strongly/44% somewhat) that ‘prostitution in brothels should be legal in Canada’, including both a majority of men (75%) and women (55%). Just one in three (35%) ‘disagree’ (20% strongly/15% somewhat) with this proposition. While most Canadians agree, overall, it is interesting to note that the proportion of Canadians that strongly agrees (21%) equals the proportion that strongly disagrees (20%) with the legalization of brothels.     


Most (71%) Canadians Agree that Charities Play an Important Role in Society Addressing Needs Not Being Met by the Public or Private Sector

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Toronto, ON – Most (71%) Canadians ‘agree’ (25% strongly/47% somewhat) that ‘charities play an important role in society as a change agent to address needs not being met by government or the private sector’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In fact, just one in ten (10%) ‘disagree’ 93% strongly/7% somewhat) with this premise, while 19% neither agree nor disagree. In contrast, just 13% ‘agree’ (3% strongly/10% somewhat) that ‘charities do not make much difference’, while most (71%) ‘disagree’ (34% strongly/37% somewhat) that they don’t make a difference.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Gasoline

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Washington, DC - These are some of the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from March 26th – 27th, 2012.     


The Internet A New School Yard For Bullies?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Social networking websites are creating negative experiences for some Canadian teens in the form of cyber bullying. According to a recent issue of the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report, one in five (21%) online Canadian teens aged 12-17 have witnessed someone they know being bullied through a social networking site.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Afghanistan

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Washington, DC - A Reuters-Ipsos online poll released March 14th, 2012 shows that American support for the war in Afghanistan remains low in the wake of the shooting spree by a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan.     


Internet Gambling goes ‘Wire’-less in U.S., Meeting with Perception

Monday, February 13, 2012

New York, NY – True or false: Internet gambling is illegal in the United States? Following a new federal policy, the answer this time around is false! On December 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice reversed its long-held position on Internet gambling by stating that the Interstate Wire Act of 1961 now applies only to sports betting and not Internet gambling. According to research findings from the Lottery & Gaming practice at Ipsos, this is news that will be well received by the general public.     


Most (74%) Canadians Believe Mexico Has ‘Serious Safety and Security Problem’ in Tourist Destinations, Just One Quarter (26%) Think Recent Attacks are ‘Isolated Incidents’

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Toronto, ON – In light of recent reports regarding attacks on Canadians while on vacation in Mexico, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global Television and Postmedia News reveals that most (74%) Canadians believe that ‘Mexico has a serious safety and security problem in its tourist destinations’ and they would be ‘hesitant to book a trip to Mexico’ as a result.     


Nine in Ten (88%) Canadian Parents Support Vaccinating Boys Against HPV through Public Program at School

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (88%) parents of children aged 10 to 17 would ‘support’ (54% strongly/34% somewhat) their provincial government funding vaccinations of boys (in addition to girls) against HPV infection and protection against genital warts, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Merck. Moreover, the proportion that strongly supports this initiative climbs by ten points among those who, during the survey, clicked a link to view pictures of genital warts, which is a potential consequence of HPV in boys. Overall, just one in ten (12%) parents would be against (4% strongly/8% somewhat) this kind of public program for boys.     


One in Ten (12%) Parents Online, Around the World Say Their Child Has Been Cyberbullied, 24% Say They Know of a Child Who Has Experienced Same in Their Community

Monday, January 09, 2012

New York, NY — A new poll conducted by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News finds that one in ten parents online (12%) around the world say their child has experienced cyberbullying while one in four (26%) say they know a child in their community who has experienced the same. Of those, a majority (60%) say the children experienced the harrassing behaviour on social networking sites like Facebook. Three quarters (77%) of world residents say cyberbullying needs special attention from parents and schools while a minority (23%) think cyberbullying can be handled through existing anti-bullying measures.     


High Hopes for 2012: Seven in Ten (72%) Global Citizens Online Think It Will Be a Better Year Than 2011

Monday, January 09, 2012

Washington, DC — A new poll conducted by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News finds that a majority (72%) of online citizens in 24 countries ‘agree’ they are optimistic that 2012 will be a better year for them than 2011 – 30% agree very much, 42% agree somewhat.     


Canadians Vote Royal Newlyweds Wills and Kate as Top International Newsmakers of 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Toronto, ON – From among a list of 15 possible contenders, four in ten (37%) Canadians believe that Royal Newlyweds Prince William and Kate – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – are the top international newsmakers of 2011, according to a new poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. In a year filled with economic turmoil, political unrest and the death of numerous world leaders, Canadians chose the two most famous newlyweds in the world as the top newsmakers of the year. Nearly half of Atlantic Canadians (46%) and British Columbians (45%) say Wills and Kate are the top newsmakers, followed by those living in Alberta (38%), Saskatchewan and Manitoba (37%), Ontario (37%) and Quebec (29%). Women (48%) were twice as likely (25%) to believe they’re the biggest newsmakers of the year.     


Canadians Say Death of Jack Layton (37%) was Top Canadian News Story of 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Toronto, ON – Given a list of 14 possible contenders, nearly four in ten (37%) Canadians say that the death of Jack Layton, leader of the NDP, was the biggest Canadian news story of 2011, with no other news story coming close. The tragic loss of the likeable Jack Layton to cancer came only months after he led the NDP to its best showing in electoral history, firmly securing its position as the Official Opposition. The “orange crush”, in Quebec, displaced the Bloc as the alternative to the Conservatives, and painted much of the province orange. The outpouring of grief and support from Canadians, culminating in a touching celebration of his life at Roy Thompson Hall, culminate to make this event the top news story of 2011 in Canada. In fact, Quebecers (50%) are the most likely to say that the death of Jack Layton was the biggest news story in Canada, followed by those living in Atlantic Canada (43%), Ontario (38%), Manitoba and Saskatchewan (37%), British Columbia (26%) and Alberta (16%).     


Canadians Say Death of Osama Bin Laden (25%), Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (22%) Top International News Stories of 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Toronto, ON – The year 2011 has been a newsworthy year. From celebration and triumph to death and disaster, this year has seen it all. Canadians were given a list of seven news stories and asked which one they believe was the biggest news story of 2011 outside of Canada. Interestingly, different demographic groups identified different top stories, but the aggregated results reveal the overall winner.     


Most (84%) Believe Euro Zone Debt Crisis Will Impact Canada, Fewer (57%) Believe it will Impact their Own Financial Situation

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Toronto, ON – Most (84%) Canadians believe that the current debt crisis in the Euro Zone will have an impact (25% a lot/59% somewhat) on Canada as a whole, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Just two in ten (16%) believe that he debt crisis won’t impact (2% not at all/14% not really) Canada as a whole.     


Majority (64%) of Global Citizens Believe Death of Muammar Gaddafi Will Lead to Stability in Libya: But Only a Third (32%) Say His Execution Was Acceptable

Monday, December 12, 2011

Washington, DC — A new poll conducted by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News finds a majority (64%) of citizens from 23 countries think the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will lead to stability in Libya. Only one third (32%) of global citizens, however, believe his execution without a trial is acceptable. In hindsight, six in ten (63%) ‘support’ (16% strongly, 47% somewhat) NATO’s military intervention in April 2011. Ipsos surveyed 17,678 adults from 23 countries between November 1 and November 15, 2011.     


Two in Three (67%) Ontarians ‘Agree’ Smoking Should Not Be Allowed In-Doors in Multi-Unit Dwellings

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Toronto, ON – Two in three (67%) Ontarians ‘agree’ (47% strongly/20% somewhat) that ‘smoking should not be allowed in-doors in multi-unit dwellings such as apartments, condominiums, and co-ops’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society. Just one in three (33%) ‘disagree’ (16% strongly/17% somewhat) with this type of ban. Young adults, aged 18 to 34, who are typically the most likely to be living in multi-unit dwellings, are the most likely to agree (83%).     


Two in Three (65%) Torontonians Support Repealing Toronto Land Transfer Tax

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Toronto, ON – Two in Three (65%) Torontonians ‘support’ (29% strongly/36% somewhat) Mayor Rob Ford’s plan to repeal the Toronto Land Transfer Tax, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Toronto Real Estate Board. Conversely, just one in three (35%) ‘oppose’ (14% strongly/21% somewhat) repealing the Land Transfer Tax.     


While Most (58%) See Merit in Truck Side Guards to Protect Cyclists, Majority (60%) Balk at Cost to Truckers in Fragile Economy

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Toronto, ON – An Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Postmedia News and Global Television released today indicates that while a majority (58%) of Canadians may see merit in the idea of having large trucks install side guards in order to prevent cyclists and pedestrians from getting trapped in the space between a truck's wheels if they are hit, an equal number (60%) think the cost of requiring trucks to install side guards is too much for truck drivers at a time when the economy is fragile.     


Just Four in Ten (41%) Quebecers Think it’s Essential to be Fluent in Both Official Languages to have a Successful Career in Quebec

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Toronto, ON – Just four in ten (41%) Quebecers believe that in order to have a successful career in Quebec it is ‘essential’ to be fluently bilingual, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Monster Canada. In fact, nearly half (47%) believe that being ‘fluent French with a little English is sufficient’. Few believe that ‘French only’ (9%), ‘fluent English with a little French’ (3%) or ‘English only’ (0%) is sufficient.     


Six in Ten (60%) Believe Federal Government Has Made it Too Difficult to Access Government Information

Monday, November 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – A majority (60%) Canadians believe the federal government makes it too difficult to access government information, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. The national Freedom of Information Act allows any Canadian citizen or journalist to request access to federal government information, which is often deemed confidential by government, but even with this law most believe the federal government deliberately restricts information.     


Global Citizens Express Broad Support for Involvement in World Affairs: Less So During Difficult Economic Times

Friday, November 18, 2011

Halifax, NS—A new poll conducted by global research company Ipsos for the Halifax International Security Forum finds that eight in ten citizens in 24 countries ‘agree’ (strongly and somewhat) their country should help parts of the world experiencing natural disasters or famines (82%) and support economic sanctions against other countries that behave badly or treat their own people badly (77%).     


Ipsos Reid/Global News Occupy Vancouver Poll Final Results – November 3, 2011

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Methodology     


As Prime Minister Harper Meets the G-20, Eight in Ten (77%) Agree Canada Should Commit to Additional Funding for Food Security Programs

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Toronto, ON – As the Canadian government meets with other G-20 members at a summit in Cannes, France, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of World Vision reveals that eight in ten (77%) ‘agree’ (33% strongly/44% somewhat) that Canada should ‘commit to give additional funding for food security programs’. Just one quarter (23%) ‘disagree’ (7% strongly/15% somewhat) that the government should make this sort of commitment.     


Ipsos Reid Survey on Digital Marketing Reveals Increased Focus on Social Media, Mobile, Search and Email

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Toronto, ON – The world of digital marketing is alive and well. A new study released on the eve of the CMA and Marketing’s Digital Marketing Conference reveals that North American marketers continue to focus and increase efforts on digital marketing with spend levels in social media, mobile, search and email marketing all expected to increase. Conducted by Ipsos Reid in collaboration with the Canadian Marketing Association and Marketing Magazine, the Survey asked Canadian marketers about their thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors towards the expanding world of digital marketing, and how their business is managing or embracing it.     


Four in Ten (40%) Canadians Believe Their Own Media Engage in Murdoch “News of the World” Like Phone Hacking, Payments to Obtain News Tips

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Toronto, ON – In light of the recent media scandal in England involving a number of newspapers under the control of Rupert Murdoch, four in ten (40%) Canadians believe that things like phone hacking and paying for tips are happening here amongst the Canadian media, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. Two in ten (16%) believe they’re ‘not going on here in Canada’, while four in ten (44%) are unsure as to whether or not they are.     


Canadians Score 66% Average on Test About Food Security

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadians have much to learn about the concept of food security, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of World Vision Canada. Those polled were given a true or false quiz of eleven questions, and the average score was 7.3, or 66% correct, suggesting that there are significant gaps in Canadians’ knowledge of the tenets of food security. Admittedly, just one in three (34%) Canadians say they’re ‘familiar’ (8% very/25% somewhat) with the term food security, while two thirds (66%) say they’re ‘not familiar’ (38% not very/28% not at all) with the term.     


Hurricanes Irene and Lee Caused Damage to the Homes of 4% Across the U.S., 12% in the Northeast

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New York, NY – In an Ipsos Public Affairs survey of over 1,000 U.S. adults, 4% of all respondents nationally report that their home suffered some damage caused by hurricanes/tropical storms Irene and Lee, including 3% who incurred water damage and 2% wind damage. In the Northeast, the proportions are much higher, with 12% reporting damage to their home as a result of these storms, including 10% who mentioned water damage and 4% wind damage.     


Reuters/Stanford/Ipsos Environmental Poll

Friday, September 16, 2011

Washington, DC - A new Ipsos poll conducted behalf of Stanford University and Reuters explores American public opinion on the environment and global warming. A summary of key findings are listed below and the full report is available for download on the right.     


Canadians Split On Whether Religion Does More Harm in the World than Good

Monday, September 12, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadians are split down the middle on the topic of whether religion does more harm in the world than good, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Context with Lorna Dueck. While nearly half (44%) ‘agree’ (15% strongly/29% somewhat) that it does more harm than good, the other half (56%) ‘disagrees’ (26% strongly/31% somewhat). Men (48%) are significantly more likely than women (40%) to agree with this sentiment.     


Ontario Responsible Sourcing Study

Monday, September 12, 2011

Toronto, ON - The Ontario Responsible Sourcing Study was constructed by Ipsos Reid for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) meeting of August 22, 2011 to provide insights to delegates during a presentation panel on responsible sourcing of aggregates.     


Ten Years After 9/11, Eight in Ten (82%) Canadians Feel Safe from Potential Terrorist Attacks When Flying

Friday, September 09, 2011

Toronto, ON – Ten years after the 9/11, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television has revealed that most Canadians feel safe from potential terrorist attacks when flying, likely a result of the many security upgrades instituted in Canada, the United States and around the world in the aftermath of the infamous hijackings. While two in ten (18%) Canadians say they do not feel safe (5% not at all safe, 14% not very safe) from ‘a potential terrorist attack when flying’, most (82%) Canadians report feeling ‘safe’ (24% very/58% somewhat) when on a plane.     


Three Quarters (74%) Believe Canadian Society Less Tolerant of Others Since 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Toronto, ON – The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, appear to have left a lasting impression on Canadians when it comes to their views of certain ethnicities and faiths, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Solid Majority of Albertans Support Development of New Electricity Transmission Lines

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Calgary, AB – Recent polling conducted by Ipsos Reid indicates that Albertans remain firmly in support of the development of new electricity transmission lines in the province.     


Six in Ten (58%) Canadians More Concerned About a Terrorist Attack on Canada Now Than Before 9/11

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Toronto, ON – Six in ten (58%) Canadians ‘agree’ (14% strongly/44% somewhat) that they are more concerned about a terrorist attack in Canada now than they were before the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Conversely, four in ten (42%) ‘disagree’ (11% strongly/31%) that they’re more concerned about a terrorist attack in Canada.     


Marking 10th Anniversary of 9/11, Majority (57%) of Canadians Agree Terrorist Attacks are Defining Socio-Political Event of Their Lifetime

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Toronto, ON – As the United States, Canada and the world begin to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks of 2001, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television has revealed that, with ten years hind-sight, a majority (57%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (16% strongly/41% somewhat) that ‘the terrorist attacks of 9/11 are the defining socio-political event’ of their lifetime.     


‘How America Pays for College’ Study Reveals Shifts in Reasons for Attending College: From Aspirational to Practical

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Newark, DE — Students attend college with increasingly practical reasons in mind: better jobs and earning more money, says Sallie Mae’s “How America Pays for College,” a national study of 1,600 college students and parents conducted by Ipsos. Ninety percent of students strongly agreed that college is an investment in the future, an increase from 84 percent in 2010. In addition, 70 percent of students and parents strongly agreed that a college education is necessary for their desired occupation and that college is required to earn more, up from 63 and 59 percent, respectively, in 2010.     


Rising Gas, Food Prices Hitting Canadian Households Hard

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Toronto, ON – Rising gas and food prices across Canada are hitting Canadian households hard, according to this quarter’s instalment of the RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook index conducted by Ipsos Reid. The overall index, a compilation of 34 economy-related questions, has dropped two points and now sits at 94 points, down 2 points since last quarter and still well off the benchmark of 100 points set in November, 2009. The CCO is also comprised of three sub-indices:     


Canadians See the Future of the Monarchy in Canada, Falling Head Over Heels for Wills and Kate

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Toronto, ON – If Canadians had a crush on Wills and Kate prior to their arrival in Canada, they’ve now fallen head over heels for the royal couple, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. What a difference a little more than a week can make, when that week sees the most famous newlyweds in the world stealing the hearts of Canadians through their common touch and compassion.     


Driver Courtesy on Decline in BC

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll in British Columbia, conducted on behalf of ICBC, shows that many BC drivers believe that driver courtesy has declined in their community in the past five years. The poll also shows that many British Columbians think that they personally are more courteous than other drivers on the road.     


The Majority of Newfoundlanders Support the Seal Hunt but Show an Openness to a Buy-Out Plan

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Montreal, QC – Newly-released research conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Humane Society International amongst a thousand Newfoundlanders finds that there is interest amongst roughly 1-in-2 (53%) for a government buy-out of the commercial seal hunt.     


Majority of Residents in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge Strongly Support Referendum on Proposed LRT

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kitchener, ON – In the face of a controversial plan proposed by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo to build light-rail transit in Kitchener and Waterloo, along with rapid buses extending into Cambridge, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Taxpayers for Sensible Transit has revealed that eight in ten (83%) ‘agree’ that ‘the Region of Waterloo should hold a referendum on its proposed light-rail transit system before making a final decision’. Moreover, 59% ‘strongly agree’ with this sentiment, and 24% ‘somewhat agree’. Conversely, only two in ten (16%) ‘disagree’ (9% strongly/7% somewhat), while 2% don’t know. Desire for a referendum is strong among all demographic groups studied, including among those who support (75%) the region’s plan and those who oppose (89%) it.     


Ipsos Global @dvisory: Majority (60%) of Global Citizens Support NATO’s Military Intervention in Libya

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New York, NY — A new poll conducted by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News finds a majority (60%) of citizens from 23 countries support the actions of a number of countries that are part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ('NATO'—including the United States, France, Great Britain, Canada and Germany) with the support of the Arab League, to enforce a United Nations Resolution and intervene, militarily, in Libya.     


Nearly Half (45%) of Canadians Say Rising Gas and Food Prices Having a ‘Significant Impact’ on their Budget

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Toronto, ON – Nearly one half (45%) of Canadians say that rising gas and food prices are having a ‘significant impact’ on their day-to-day budget, according to the quarterly RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook index conducted by Ipsos Reid. Further, four in ten (38%) say that it hasn’t had a big impact but they’re cutting back on other expenses, while two in ten (17%) indicate that rising prices have not had any impact on their day-to-day budget.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Libya

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Washington - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that 60% of Americans support US and allied military action in Libya, and eight in ten (79%) agree that the US and its Western allies should seek to remove Gaddafi.     


Metro Vancouver Residents Say They Are Not Adequately Prepared for a Significant Earthquake

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll, taken in the week following Japan’s devastating earthquake, shows that few Metro Vancouver residents are confident about our own level of earthquake preparedness. Only one-quarter (26%) of residents believe their own household is adequately prepared for a significant earthquake and aftershocks. Even fewer residents (14%) believe their local municipality is adequately prepared to respond to a significant earthquake and aftershocks.     


The Canadian Market Research and Intelligence Association Speaks Out: Polling Works

Monday, February 28, 2011

Recent media coverage has asserted that Canada’s marketing research and polling industry is having a crisis of confidence about its ability to accurately measure the opinions of Canadians as consumers and citizens. As the national association representing this billion dollar industry, we proudly state our confidence in the results of our polling and in the value that we provide to Canadians.     


Majority (57%) Believes Prison Expansion a Worthwhile Initiative

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Toronto, ON – Law and order has been a key plank in the federal government’s platform since being elected in 2006. As part of its initiative go get tough on crime, the government has introduced legislation that would increase minimum sentences and ultimately increase the amount of time inmates would spend in prison. This will require prison expansion and extra costs while the inmates remain in jail. The government says the extra costs will be about two-billion dollars, but others, such as the parliamentary budget officer and the opposition parties, say the costs will be higher.     


Majority (54%) of Canadians Believe the NHL should Ban Fighting

Monday, February 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – With the NHL’s biggest star, Sidney Crosby, on the sidelines from a concussion, and Mario Lemieux, a retired hockey great and current owner, entering the faceoff circle about violence in the NHL and the current rules governing the conduct of players while on the ice, a new Ipsos Reid poll has asked this great nation of hockey lovers what they think about violence in hockey and what should be done, if anything, to deal with it.     


Two in Three (68%) Believe Canada Will Compromise Too Much to Get a Perimeter Security Agreement with the U.S.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Toronto, ON – Last week Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with U.S President Barack Obama to announce that the two countries would be negotiating a new perimeter security agreement for the purpose of heightening security and easing the flow of goods and people across the Canada-U.S. Border. But on the heels of this announcement, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global National reveals that two in three (68%) Canadians ‘agree’ (22% strongly/46% somewhat) that ‘Canada will compromise too much power over decisions about immigration, privacy and security to get a perimeter security agreement’ with the United States. One in three (32%) ‘disagree’ (7% strongly/25% somewhat) with this sentiment.     


A Year Later, British Columbians Say 2010 Olympic Winter Games Still Worth It

Friday, February 11, 2011

Vancouver, BC – As the anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games draws near, results from a recent Ipsos Reid online poll show that majority of British Columbians believe that the Games were an overwhelming success, and that hosting the Games was worthwhile.     


Women Rule?

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Toronto, ON – Many in Britain argue that the rules of succession to the British monarchy – which is Canada’s monarchy too – should change. The current rule says that the monarch is succeeded first in line by his or her sons in order of age, even if the monarch has a daughter who is older than his or her sons. Some in Britain argue that daughters should have equal rights to ascend the throne – that is, if the monarch’s first-born child is a girl, she should be first-in-line for the throne.     


Two-Thirds of Volunteer Firefighters Report their Department is Underfunded

Monday, January 31, 2011

New York, NY – Two thirds (64%) of volunteer firefighters report that their department does not have sufficient funds to sustain all areas in which it operates, according to a recent Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Duracell, a leading manufacturer of high-performing alkaline batteries. The situation seems particularly critical in the South, where 70% of volunteer firefighters believe their departments do not receive enough funds. In addition, the survey shows that fire chiefs, are also more likely than other volunteer firefighters to believe their department is underfunded (80%).     


Canadians Agree Healthcare Should Be the Priority for Both the Provincial (84%) and Federal Governments (73%)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadians ‘agree’ that health care should be both the federal (73% -- 30% strongly/43% somewhat) and provincial government’s (84% -- 39% strongly/45% somewhat) top priority, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, and with the federal-provincial healthcare accord set to expire in three years, Canadians want to see action sooner rather than later.     


Les Canadiens s’entendent pour dire que les soins de santé devraient être la priorité des gouvernements fédéral (73 %) et provinciaux (84 %)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Toronto, Ontario – La plupart des Canadiens sont « d’accord » pour dire que les soins de santé devraient être la priorité du gouvernement fédéral (73 % – 30 % fortement/43 % plutôt) et des gouvernements provinciaux (84 % – 39 % fortement/45 % plutôt), selon un nouveau sondage Ipsos Reid mené pour le compte de l’Association médicale canadienne. De plus, en vue de l’échéance en 2014 de l’Accord fédéral-provincial sur la santé, les canadiens semblent souhaiter que le gouvernement agisse plus tôt que tard.     


Canada’s First Baby Boomers are Heading for 65 but One Quarter (23%) are Concerned About Having Enough Savings

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Toronto, ON – The first of Canada’s Baby Boomers are turning 65 years old this upcoming year but one quarter (23%) are concerned about having enough savings according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC in the 21st Annual RRSP Survey. The average age at which this group started saving for retirement was 35. Boomers are twice as likely (42%) to have a formal written financial plan as Canadians in the general adult population (19%) and seven-in-10 (71%) of those who had created a financial plan say they are better off financially because of it. Six-in-10 (60%) of boomers worry (11% a lot/49% a little) about balancing saving for immediate priorities versus putting money away for the longer term or for their retirement.     


Parti Québecois Holds Lead On Voting Favourability

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Montreal, QC – Newly released research conducted amongst a representative sample of Québecers by Ipsos Descarie on behalf of Global Montreal suggests that if an election were held today, the Liberal government of Jean Charest would receive the support of 17% of the population, four percentage points ahead of the Action Démocratique du Québec (13%) and thirteen percentage points behind the Parti Québecois (30%). Close to 1-in-4 (24%) are undecided with regard to the party which they would support.     


Parents Consider School Health and Physical Education Classes Important, Seek Improvements to Current Offering

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Toronto, ON – Parents of public elementary school children in Ontario generally recognize the importance of Health and Physical Education classes in school, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Ophea reveals.     


Kiss Me Kate: Majority (55%, + 12) of Canadians Think Nuptials Between Prince William and Kate Middleton Should Put William, Not Charles on the Royal Throne

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Toronto, ON – Canadians have given their blessing to the pending nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton in a very profound way, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television. On the heels of the announcement of the royal wedding, which will be held on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, a majority (55%) of Canadians now believe that ‘Prince Charles should skip his place in line for the throne as King and instead pass the reign of King on to his son Prince William’, a significant increase of 12 points over one year ago prior to the visit of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, to Canada.     


Majority (53%) of Canadians Support Decision to Stay in Afghanistan for Training Mission, But Most (61%) Say Parliament Should Debate and Vote on Mission

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Toronto, ON – As Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Defence Minister Peter MacKay meet with their NATO counterparts to discuss the future of Allied efforts in Afghanistan, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television shows that a majority (53%) of Canadians back the decision to have some Canadian Forces remain in Afghanistan strictly to train soldiers until 2014 but it comes with a caveat: a bigger majority (61%) believe that “there should be a vote in Parliament to determine whether Canadian Forces should stay in Afghanistan past 2011, even if it is for a training mission” thus echoing the demand of NDP Leader Jack Layton to do so.     


Knowledge of First and Second World War Lowest Among Young Canadians

Monday, November 08, 2010

Toronto, ON – As Canadians prepare to mark Remembrance Day on November 11th, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of The Historica-Dominion Institute has revealed that knowledge about the First and Second World Wars is much lower among younger Canadians than it is among middle-aged and older Canadians, but younger Canadians are leading the way on knowledge about Afghanistan.     


Le niveau de connaissance de la Première et de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale est le plus faible parmi les jeunes Canadiens

Monday, November 08, 2010

Toronto, ON – Alors que les Canadiens se préparent à observer le jour du Souvenir, les résultats d’un nouveau sondage Ipsos-Reid, mené pour le compte de l’Institut Historica-Dominion, révèlent que le niveau de connaissance de la Première et de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale est plus faible parmi les jeunes Canadiens que parmi les Canadiens d'âge moyen ou d'âge mûr. Par contre, les jeunes Canadiens sont plus sensibilisés sur la question de l’Afghanistan.     


Half (51%) of Canadians Believe Khadr Should Serve All (25%) or Some (26%) of his Sentence in Canada

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Toronto, ON – Canadians are evenly split on whether Omar Khadr should serve at least part of his sentence in Canada, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television. While one half (49%) of Canadians believe that Khadr should serve ‘none’ of his time in Canada, the other half (51%) of Canadians believe he should be able to serve ‘all’ (25%) or at least ‘some’ (26%) of his sentence in Canada.     


Majority (66%) of Canadians Support Long-Gun Registry

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Toronto, ON – Despite the Harper government’s ill-fated attempt to shoot down the Federal ‘long-gun registry’, a new poll conducted for Postmedia/Global Television by Ipsos Reid indicates that two thirds (66%) of Canadians personally support the gun-registry which requires all owners of long-barrelled guns to register their firearms on a national database. One third (34%) of Canadians are opposed to the registry.     


Parents and Their Children’s Mental Health: Where to Go and Who to Trust

Monday, October 04, 2010

Toronto, ON – Nearly one quarter (22%) of parents of children age 18 and under say that the prospect of mental illness among their children is a source of ‘concern’ (7% very/15% somewhat), according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC. Moreover, a majority (54%) of parents spend time (15% very often/39% occasionally) thinking about mental health problems as they affect their children, but just one in ten (11%) parents consider themselves to be ‘very knowledgeable’ about children’s mental health issues, compared to most who consider themselves to be either ‘somewhat’ (45%), ‘not very’ (37%) or ‘not at all knowledgeable’ (7%) about children’s mental health.     


Face The Facts: Energy Agenda Now

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Washington, D.C. – Ipsos and The Cabal Group are pleased to release the latest public opinion research on energy related issues in the Washington, D.C. area.     


Parliament Resumes to Same-Old Story

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Toronto, ON – The House of Commons has resumed and Parliamentarians appear to be picking up where they left off, with a fractious and narrow vote over the long-gun registry paving the way for another tumultuous session of Parliament. According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television, despite losing the long-gun registry vote this week, the Conservatives have managed to solidify their support, increasing their lead to six points over the Liberals.     


In Wake of “Mountie Mutiny”, Majority (56%) Still Believes Appointment of William Elliott as Commissioner of RCMP Was the Right Decision, But Country Split (51%/49%) on Whether He Should Stay in...

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Toronto, ON – The RCMP are once again in turmoil, with senior officials in the RCMP speaking out against civilian Commissioner William Elliott’s leadership, but a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canada.com has revealed that a majority of Canadians continue to believe that the Prime Minister was right to appoint a civilian commissioner to clean up and reform the RCMP, however the country is more evenly divided on whether he should keep his job or be replaced in light of the allegations against him.     


Despite New End Date to Afghan War, Most (77%) Canadians Say Canada Should Still End Its Combat Mission in 2011

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Toronto, ON – During a recent meeting between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and foreign ministers from around a world, a new unofficial end date for the Afghan War was set for three years down the road, meaning that the Afghan government will not assume all of the security responsibilities for the country until 2014. While some countries will begin pulling their troops from Afghanistan as early as this year and others will stay for the duration, Canada’s current combat mission is set to end in 2011.     


Splits and Fractures: Canadians Evenly Divided On Whether Scrapping of Mandatory Long-Form Census is a ‘Good’ (49%) or ‘Bad’ (51%) Decision

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Toronto, ON – As the country is caught up in a heated debate about the merits and demerits of the recent decision by the Federal Government to scrap the mandatory long-form census in favour of a voluntary version that would go out to more households, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canada.com has revealed that the country is evenly split on whether the move is a ‘good’ (49%) or ‘bad’ (51%) decision.     


Twenty Years After Oka Crisis, Majority (57%) of Canadians Don’t Believe Quality of Life for Aboriginals in Canada is Getting Better

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Toronto, ON – Marking the twentieth anniversary of the Oka crisis, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canada.com has revealed that a majority (57%) of Canadians don’t believe that the quality of life for aboriginals in Canada has been improving.     


Three Quarters of Canadians (74%), GTA Residents (75%) Believe Members of Black Bloc Should Be Charged Under Terrorist Laws

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Toronto, ON – The G20 Summit in Toronto saw the largest mass arrests in Canadian history and the courts are in the midst of dealing with all of the cases, but a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global Television and NewsTalk 1010 reveals that three quarters (74%) of Canadians and GTA residents (75%) ‘agree’ that ‘members of the violent protest gang Black Bloc should be charged under Canada’s terrorist laws and not the regular criminal code’. Conversely, one quarter (26%) of Canadians and GTA residents (25%) ‘disagree’ that members of the Black Bloc should be charged under terrorism laws and not the regular criminal code.     


Two Thirds (65%) of Canadians ‘Agree’ Hosting the G-20 Summit and the Security Involved Has Prepared Toronto for Hosting the Pan-Am Games

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Toronto, ON – In light of the massive security effort surrounding the G-20 summit in Toronto, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canada.com has revealed that two thirds (65%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (13% strongly/51% somewhat) that ‘hosting the G-20 Summit and the security involved has prepared Toronto for hosting the Pan-Am games’. Conversely, one third (35%) of Canadians ‘disagree’ (11% strongly/25% somewhat) that hosting the summit has prepared Toronto for hosting the Pan-Am Games.     


In Aftermath of Toronto G-20 Summit, Majority (62%) of Canadians, GTA Residents (70%) Say Hosting G-20 in Toronto Was a Mistake

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Toronto, ON – In the aftermath of the G-20 Summit held in Toronto, which saw police arrest more than 1,000 people, retail shops smashed and looted and violent clashes with police, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global Television, CFRB Radio and Canwest News Service reveals that a majority (62%) of Canadians – and 70% of those living in the Greater Toronto Area – ‘agree’ that ‘it was a mistake to hold the G- 20 in Toronto’. However, despite security costs and the damage caused by violent protesters, four in ten (38%) Canadians and three in ten (30%) GTA residents ‘disagree’ that it was a mistake to host the G-20 in Toronto.     


The Paradox of Globalization

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Toronto, Canada—A new Ipsos/canada.com poll released today shows that as the world’s G-20 leaders gather in Toronto, Canada for their meeting, a global majority of consumer/citizens believe that, overall, globalization and expanded trade are good, and that investment by foreign companies is essential for growth and expansion. In fact only 39% say their government should restrict investment by foreign companies in their country even if it means fewer jobs will be created.     


On the Eve of its Introduction, British Columbian Consumers Continue to Massively Oppose the Harmonized Sales Tax

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Vancouver, BC – With less than a week to go before the harmonized sales tax (HST) becomes effective in British Columbia, Ipsos Reid’s Pre-HST Study reveals that the vast majority of adult British Columbians continue to strongly oppose the new tax (78% oppose, with 65% strongly oppose and 13% somewhat oppose), and will dramatically alter their purchasing behavior as a result of the HST.     


Virtually No Lift (+1) in Assessment of Global Economic Fortunes

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Toronto, Canada—A new Ipsos/canada.com poll released today shows that as the world’s G-20 leaders gather in Toronto, Canada for their meeting, they’ll do so in the shadow of a mostly stagnant global consumer/citizen assessment of their national economies.     


What the World thinks of Canada:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The full results of this poll are now available for download.     


Majority (56%) of Canadians Support Changing Maternal-Health Initiative to Fund Abortions in Developing Nations

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Toronto, ON – As many of the world’s most powerful leaders gather in Muskoka to discuss issues of international importance, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canada.com has revealed that Canada’s current position on not funding abortions as part of the maternal-health initiative is only supported by a minority of Canadians.     


What the World thinks of Canada:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The full results of this poll are now available for download.     


What the World thinks of Canada:

Monday, June 21, 2010

The full results of this poll are now available for download.     


As Canada Prepares for Arrival of Its Queen, Six in Ten Canadians (58%, +5) Believe Canada Should End Ties to Monarchy When Her Majesty’s Reign Ends

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Toronto, ON – As Canada continues to prepare for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s sovereign and head of state, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canada.com has revealed a growing sentiment that Elizabeth II should be Canada’s last monarch.     


Oil Spill More Noise Than Substance?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Washington, DC – 62% of Americans believe that offshore drilling is necessary so that America can produce its own energy and not depend on other countries for oil, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. This compares to 32% who feel that offshore drilling is a bad idea because of the risks to the environment. These numbers are virtually unchanged from last month (60% vs. 35%), despite the increased coverage and environmental fallout from the spill.     


Most Americans Focused On Basic Financial Needs and Unprepared For Retirement

Monday, June 14, 2010

New York, NY – In a new survey aimed at better understanding the financial outlook and retirement needs of Americans, Ipsos found that more than half (60%) of 1,082 adults aged 25 and older were trying to meet basic financial needs and savings goals while only one in five were actively building savings and investments for added financial security and to improve their lifestyles. This data suggests that the much discussed corporate economic recovery has yet to trickle down to Main Street.     


Two in Three (68%) Say Money Spent to Host G-20 a ‘Waste’, Just One in Three (32%) Say ‘It’s Worth It’

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Toronto, ON – Toronto will be the focus of the world later this month, as leaders from the G-20 converge on the city to discuss matters of international importance – most notably the economy. A gathering of the world’s most influential leaders comprising 85% of the world’s GNP and 80% of the world’s population poses a serious security challenge for the host country, and it is estimated that the cost to Canada for security for the preceding G-8 meeting in Northern Ontario and then the full meeting of the G-20 and their delegations will be close to one billion dollars.     


The World’s Most Satisfied Local Communities

Monday, May 31, 2010

London, UK—The Ipsos Social Research Institute today released a major report which measures how satisfied or dissatisfied residents in 23 countries around the world are with their local area as a place to live and what top three priorities each want for improving their communities.     


Only 34% of Canadians Want Abortion Debate Reopened, 46% say ‘Leave Things as they Are’, 17% Don’t Care One Way or the Other

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Toronto, ON – In the lead up to the G-8 and G-20 summits to be held in Muskoka and Toronto, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s maternal-health plan for under-privileged countries and his refusal to include access and funding of abortions in the plan has once again raised the issue of abortion in Canada. By passing a unanimous motion calling on the Prime Minister to end its ambiguity on the subject, the members of the National Assembly of Quebec have brought attention to the fact that since 1988 Canada has been without a law that regulates abortion.     


Eight in Ten (77%) Canadians Support Random Roadside Breath Testing

Friday, May 21, 2010

Toronto, ON – Eight in ten (77%) Canadians ‘support’ (46% strongly/31% somewhat) random roadside breath testing for drivers, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of MADD Canada. With random breath testing, police officers would have the authority to demand breath samples from all drivers pulled over randomly at checkpoints. The driver, while seated in the car, is administered a fast breath test for alcohol impairment with a screening device at the roadside. Knowing this is how it would be implemented, just two in ten (23%) ‘oppose’ (11% strongly/11% somewhat) the idea.    


Nationally, 61% Back Arizona Law Targeting Illegal Immigrants

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Washington, DC – Majorities of Americans, 61% in both instances, support Arizona's new immigration law and would favor this law being passed in their own state, according to a new national telephone poll of 1,016 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, May 6-9.     


Americans More Likely to Favor than Oppose Increased Offshore Drilling Despite Gulf Coast Disaster

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Washington, DC – Even in light of the massive oil leak in the Gulf, Americans are more likely to favor (49%) than oppose (38%) allowing more offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. More than one in ten (12%) are unsure.     


Six in Ten (61%) Believe Detainees Handed Over to Afghans by Canadians Have Been Tortured

Monday, May 10, 2010

Toronto, ON – As negotiations between the governing Conservatives and opposition parties continue in an effort to determine how sensitive Afghan detainee issue documents can be shared with Parliament without jeopardizing national security, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television reveals that a majority (61%) of Canadians believe that enemy combatants taken into custody by Canadian soldiers and then handed over to Afghanistan prison authorities have been tortured. Just one quarter (23%) believe that detainees transferred to Afghan authorities were not tortured, while 16% don’t know whether torture occurred or not.     


Canadians Split on Whether Opposition Parties Can be Trusted (45%) Or Not (49%) With Secret Afghan Detainee Issue Documents

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Toronto, ON – House Speaker Peter Milliken made history last week in a ruling which upholds the notion of Parliamentary Supremacy, meaning that Parliament has an unqualified right to any and all government documents it wishes to see, whether they be classified by the government or not. However, understanding the Government’s desire to protect national security, the Speaker has given the Government and opposition parties two weeks to reach a deal that would ensure access to these documents by certain members of Parliament while still protecting the national interests and security of the country.     


With Crime and Drugs Being a Top Concern for Illinois Residents, Many View Community-Based Diversion Programs as the More Effective Way of Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

Friday, April 30, 2010

Chicago, IL – With crime and drugs named as one of the most critical issues facing their communities and local youth more specifically, many residents see community-based programs as being more effective than putting youth in detention centers (73% vs. 20%) when it comes to reducing juvenile delinquency, according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the Chicago Area Project. In fact, 85% of Illinoisans say that there should be more programs that provide delinquency prevention services to youth and families in their community.     


Eruption disruption: One-in-six Canadians know someone who has been directly impacted by the volcanic eruption in Iceland

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vancouver, BC – In a snapshot poll taken on April 20th and 21st, Ipsos Reid’s travel and tourism division found that most Canadians have not been directly impacted by the volcanic eruptions in Iceland and that only a small proportion of Canadians will have their upcoming travel plans affected if the volcano continues to be active.     


At Least 2 Million Adult Canadians (8%) Personally Know Someone Sexually Assaulted by a Roman Catholic Priest

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Toronto, ON – An astonishing one in ten (8% of Canadians, 7% of Roman Catholics) Canadians aged 18 or older, representing roughly 2 million adults, indicate that they are personally aware of someone among their family, friends or acquaintances who has been sexually assaulted by a Roman Catholic priest, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television.     


For Two Thirds of Americans, the U.S. Government Does Not Communicate Well about Its Agencies’ Benefits and Services

Monday, April 05, 2010

Washington, DC – Two thirds of adults (65%) feel that the U.S. government does not do a good job of communicating what benefits and services its agencies provide to its citizens, according to a new telephone poll of 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Siegel+Gale. Only one third (34%) rate that the government’s performance in this area as good.     


BC’s First Time Home Buyers Shrinking as Home Prices Continue to Climb

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Gradually being pushed back out by climbing housing prices, the wave of first-time buyers which characterized the market in the first half of 2009 is dwindling. Currently among home buyers, three-in-ten (29%) are first-time buyers, gradually trending down from nearly four-in-ten (38%) at the same time in 2009. Compared to late 2008 when only 17% were first-time buyers, the current number is still higher however.     


Two in Three (66%) Americans Agree that the United States has an Obligation to Help Poor Children in Other Nations around the World

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New York, NY – The cry of the poor around the world is being heard by a majority of Americans, as two in three (66%) Americans agree (26% strongly/40% somewhat) that the United States has an obligation to help poor children in other nations around the world, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs poll conducted on behalf of Child Fund International. Just one in three (33%) disagree (14% strongly/19% somewhat) that the United States doesn’t bear any responsibility to help poor children in developing nations.     


Six in Ten (59%) Say Canadian Healthcare System Is Not Sustainable Because of Costs

Monday, March 08, 2010

Toronto, ON – The majority of Canadians (59%) ‘agree’ (14% completely/45% somewhat) that ‘as a result of the increasing cost of providing universal healthcare in Canada, governments will not be able to continue to afford the current health care system while continuing to provide other services like education, transportation and support for the unemployed and pension benefits for retirees to ensure that they can continue to deliver the current level of health care’. Just four in ten (42%) ‘disagree’ (15% completely/27% somewhat) with this assessment, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association.     


Eight in Ten (80%) Call Themselves a “Canadian Nationalist”, Up 8 Points from One Year Ago

Monday, March 08, 2010

Toronto, ON – The Vancouver 2010 Games appear to have brought Canadians closer together in their common national identity, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of The Historica-Dominion Institute and fielded in the days following the Closing Ceremonies. Eight in ten (80%) Canadians now ‘agree’ (37% strongly/44% somewhat) that they are a ‘Canadian nationalist’, up 8 points from an identical poll fielded one year before the end of the Olympics. In fact, a majority of Quebecers (63%) now agree that they are a Canadian nationalist, an increase of 15 points from last year.     


Majority (74%) Of Global Citizens Don't Believe "A Woman's Place Is In the Home"

Sunday, March 07, 2010

New York, NY— A new Reuters News poll conducted by Ipsos and released today on International Women’s Day indicates that three quarters (74%) of adults surveyed in 23 countries (representing 75% of the worlds GDP) don’t agree with the statement that “a woman’s place is in the home”. In the alternate, the survey of over 24,000 adults—1000+ respondents per country—shows that 26% agree with the statement.     


BC Business Leaders See Green Lights Ahead on the Road to Recovery

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Vancouver, BC – In one of the largest surveys of BC's C-suite level decision makers ever conducted in the province, the 2010 Business in Vancouver (BIV) Business Confidence Study conducted by Ipsos Reid reports favourable business prospects for 2010. Among the 1,044 BC business leaders surveyed, a majority represent president/CEOs, owner operators, partners, executives and directors, with businesses operating across BC, and in various sectors and company sizes.     


Only One Third (35%) Of Global Citizens Say Their Government and Business Leaders Are Taking the Right Steps and Pace to Prevent Global Climate Change

Monday, January 25, 2010

Toronto, Canada— A new Reuters News poll conducted by Ipsos and released today indicates that only 35% of adults surveyed in 23 countries (representing 75% of the worlds GDP) believe their own government and business leaders are taking the right steps and pace to prevent global climate change.     


Only One Third (35%) Of Global Citizens Say Their Government and Business Leaders Are Taking the Right Steps and Pace to Prevent Global Climate Change

Monday, January 25, 2010

NEW YORK— A new Reuters News poll conducted by Ipsos and released today indicates that only 35% of adults surveyed in 23 countries (representing 75% of the worlds GDP) believe their own government and business leaders are taking the right steps and pace to prevent global climate change.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Executive Pay/Bonuses

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Canadians Choose Obama’s Inauguration (31%), H1N1 Flu (26%), Economic Recession (22%) as Biggest News Stories of 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Toronto, ON – 2009 was not a year that was short on news, and wide variety of news at that: the economy, politics, pop culture, health, war, climate change, and sundry other topics. Through an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television, Canadians have weighed in and have chosen the top news stories of the year from among seventeen possible options.     


Canadians Choose Obama, Jackson, Woods as Biggest Newsmakers of 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Toronto, ON – Reflecting back on 2009, Canadians have chosen the three individuals they consider to be the biggest newsmakers of 2009. Respondents to the Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canwest News Service and Global National were given the option of seventeen potential top newsmakers, ranging from Susan Boyle to Prime Minister Harper to Lady Ga Ga, but the results of the top-newsmakers poll revealed a clear winner.     


Majority (65%) Says they were at Least Somewhat Affected by the Recession, But Three Quarters (73%) ‘Optimistic’ That 2010 Will Be a Good Year for Creating Jobs and Getting People Back to Work

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Toronto, ON– 2009 was a tough year for many Canadians, with job losses mounting, investments falling in value and a new-found sense of frugality. In fact, a new Ipsos Reid poll found that a majority (65%) of Canadians said that the economy affected them either ‘a lot’ (18%) or ‘somewhat’ (47%). Conversely, just one in three (35%) indicate the economy didn’t really affect them (26%), or not at all (9%).     


As United States Prepares to Deploy 30,000 More Troops into Foray in Afghanistan, Majority of Canadians (66%) Disagrees that the Build-Up Will Create Military Victory Over Taliban

Monday, December 28, 2009

Toronto, ON – U.S. President Barack Obama deliberated for weeks on the recommendation by General McChrystal, his top General in Afghanistan, to contribute tens-of-thousands more troops to the NATO effort to combat the Taliban. After careful consideration, the Commander-in-Chief ordered a build-up of 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan to be deployed in early 2010, with forces beginning to come home one year later.     


At Year End, Majority (55%) Disagrees That Canada’s Minority Government is Working Well

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Toronto, ON – It’s been a tumultuous year on Parliament hill. One year ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued parliament to avoid imminent defeat at the hands of an opposition coalition, and now there are rumours of another prorogation until after the Olympics, likely to deflect criticism away from the Afghanistan detainee issue. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed that Canadians aren’t too pleased with the progress that politicians in Ottawa made this year, perhaps as a result of more political posturing than actual substance emanating from Parliament Hill over the last twelve months.     


Country Split as 51% Don't Believe Canadian Officials or Military Knowingly Transferred Prisoners to Afghanistan Forces Who May Have Inflicted Torture

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Toronto, ON – The country is split on whether Canadian officials knowingly transferred prisoners to Afghanistan forces who may have inflicted torture, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global National.     


Less than Half of Americans Blame Global Warming on Human Activity; Over One Quarter Do Not Think Global Warming Is Happening at All

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Washington, DC – Just 43% of Americans consider that the world’s temperature has been rising slowly over the past 100 years as a result of human activity, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. An additional quarter of adults (24%) acknowledge these rising temperatures, but feel that natural patterns of the earth’s environment is causing this warming. In contrast, 28% are skeptical of global warming all together, saying that they do not think it has been happening.     


Polling on fuzzy issues like healthcare reform: You can’t measure what doesn’t exist

Monday, November 30, 2009

When the definitive history of the 2009 healthcare reform debate is written, one footnote will read how varied, even contradictory, the polls had been. We see this now. Indeed, on any given day, different people can cite different polls and come to very different conclusions. “Americans are in favor of healthcare reform—no, wait, they are against it!”     


Most (85%) Want Canada to Be Known as a Global Leader in Finding Solutions to Poverty and Protecting the World’s Children

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Toronto, ON- The welfare of children around the world is important to Canadians and they want governments around the world to commit to previously-made pledges to protect the world’s children, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of World Vision.     


As Healthcare Reform Passes a Major Hurdle in the Senate, Americans Step Back to Assess the Plan

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Washington, DC – A poll taken as the US Senate decided to continue debate on a healthcare reform bill shows that Americans remain divided in their opinions about healthcare reform with those saying they are now undecided jumping from 12% earlier this month (November 1st) to 20% in the latest poll – a sign that some Americans may be pulling back to assess the current plan before committing to favoring or opposing reform.     


Western Canadian Views on the Oil and Gas Industry

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Calgary, AB – Canada’s oil and gas industry is centered in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin with Alberta accounting for over 80% of our country’s domestic petroleum production. Ipsos Reid recently conducted research with residents of major producing regions / communities within the WCSB to measure public perceptions of the upstream petroleum industry.     


Alberta's Views on Electricity

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Calgary, AB – The subject of electricity transmission has occupied a prominent place in Alberta media throughout much of 2008 and 2009. Ipsos Reid conducted survey based research in three communities at the centre of this issue (Calgary, Sherwood Park and Fort McMurray) to explore the views of local residents on some of the matters at the heart of the ongoing debate.     


Canadian Post-Secondary Education (1)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vancouver, BC – An Ipsos Reid online poll of 1,493 adult Canadians reveals that Canadians hold generally favourable views of the quality of education provided by the country’s universities, colleges, and institutes. However, there’s no real consensus on the progress these institutions have made in sustaining the quality of education they offer students. Indeed, Canadians are almost as likely to see an improvement in quality, as a decline, or no change over the past 10 years.     


British Columbians Support Provincial Government Action On Driving Cell Phone Ban

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll in BC reveals that British Columbia residents strongly support the new proposed legislation that will ban cell phone usage while driving as of January 1, 2010. A strong majority of residents support the ban (92%), with three-quarters of the population "strongly supporting" it (75%).     


The US/China Syndrome:

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Washington, DC –It would appear that the largest percentage of Americans believe that, when given a choice over other nations, China should be the most important bilateral relationship of the United States (34%) and a similar one third of the population characterizes China as an “Ally” (33%).     


On Eve of Royal Visit of Prince of Wales and Duchess Camilla, Majority (57%) Believe Charles Should Take The Throne When Time Comes (up from 51% in 2005)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Toronto, ON – As Canadians prepare for the arrival of His Royal Highness, Charles, The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed that Canadians have warmed to the idea of Charles taking his place as King once the current sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is no longer able to reign.     


British Columbians Bullish on Home Prices but Concerned About HST Impact

Monday, October 05, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Boosted by a slowly improving economic outlook and positive momentum in home sales, half (52%) of British Columbians expect home prices in their local community to increase in the next year, up significantly from one-in-five (20%) who said the same in January. This represents a major shift in consumer sentiment towards BC's housing market, exuding significant optimism as we move closer to 2010.     


Public Approval Of BC Liberal Government Collapses

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Four months after the BC Liberals were elected to a third consecutive majority government, a new Ipsos Reid poll shows only one-in-three (32%) voters approve of the overall performance of their provincial government. This is a drop of 21 points from the last time Ipsos Reid asked voters to assess the provincial government’s performance (53% in November 2008) and the lowest number recorded for the Campbell government since taking office in June 2001 (previous low was 37% in March 2004).     


Public Priorities for September 1st BC Budget

Friday, August 28, 2009

Vancouver, BC – On September 1st, BC Finance Minister Colin will release a revised provincial budget reflecting an expected budget deficit of close to $3 billion. Some of the public’s priorities for this budget are revealed in a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the BC Federation of Labour and a number of public sector unions.     


Edmonton Residents Disapprove Of Stelmach Government Handling Of Health Care

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Edmonton, AB – A new Ipsos Reid/Global Edmonton poll shows Edmonton residents largely disapproving of the job the Stelmach provincial government has done in its handling of health care in Alberta. Currently, two-thirds (68%) of Edmonton residents say they disapprove of the government’s performance on health care (37% strongly, 31% somewhat). One-in-three (32%) Edmontonians approve of the job being done on health care (4% strongly, 28% somewhat).     


Three Quarters (76%) of Edmontonians ‘Disagree’ That City Should Provide Taxpayer’s Money for a New Hockey Arena

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Edmonton, AB – Weighing in on the debate about a new hockey arena in the Edmonton downtown core, a new Ipsos Reid poll of 440 Edmonton residents has found a strongly-negative response to the idea of providing City funding to help build the arena.     


Economic Downturn Has Negative Impact on The Health of Canadians, Says 9th Annual Report Card On Health Care System

Monday, August 17, 2009

Toronto, ON – The ninth annual Report Card on the Health Care system in Canada finds that the health of many Canadians has been adversely affected by the economic recession of this past year. The Ipsos Ried poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association has revealed that one quarter of Canadians (23%) say they have spent less time, energy, and money maintaining their health as a result of the economic downturn. Furthermore, three in ten (32%) are spending less on food, one quarter (25%) have cancelled a dentist appointment and one in ten (10%) have cancelled a doctor appointment due to financial concerns that have been exacerbated by the struggling economy.     


Ethnic and New Canadians Are More Likely to Deal With a Company that Gets Involved with Their Ethnic Community

Monday, August 10, 2009

Toronto, ON – Companies may benefit from contributing to ethnic communities according to an Ipsos Reid poll. This study was conducted on the Multicultural Connection Panel and finds that six-in-ten ethnic and new Canadians agree that they are more likely to deal with a company that gets involved with their ethnic community (61% with 19% strongly agree and 42% somewhat agree). Only one-in-ten disagree (9% with 3% strongly disagree and 6% somewhat disagree), while three-in-ten are on the fence, neither agreeing nor disagreeing (30%). In particular, Canadians of Chinese backgrounds are more likely to agree with this statement than Canadians from South Asian backgrounds (66% versus 53%).     


Ipsos Reid/Global News HST Poll

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Vancouver, BC     


British Columbians Support a Cell Phone Ban for Drivers

Monday, July 27, 2009

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the BC Medical Association reveals that an overwhelming majority of British Columbians believe that cell phone use by drivers has become a serious road safety issue and that most would support a complete ban on cell phone use by drivers.     


Six in Ten (56%) Americans Support Nuclear Energy

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New York, NY – Six in ten (56%) Americans support (29% strongly/28% somewhat) nuclear power as a way of producing energy, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs poll conducted for the U.S. Women in Nuclear Conference held in Washington D.C. Conversely, four in ten (39%) oppose (23% strongly/15% somewhat) nuclear power.     


U.S. vs. Canadian Healthcare: Poll Compares Citizens’ Experience as Patients

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Washington, DC – Americans are less likely than are Canadians to describe their healthcare services as being affordable, according to a new Ipsos poll. Only half of U.S. adults (49%) agree that they currently have access to all of the healthcare services they need without it costing them more than they can afford. In contrast, two thirds of Canadian adults (65%) feel this way.     


Support for Mission in Afghanistan Holds Steady (48%) But Come 2011 Majority (52%) Says It’s Time for Canada to Pull Out

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Toronto, ON –- Canadians’ support for the current mission in Afghanistan is holding relatively steady according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television. In 2005 support for the Afghanistan mission was at 52% and is now at 48% -- this at a time when the first half of July alone has witnessed 43 coalition troops having died including four Canadians, one Italian, 15 British and 23 Americans.     


Canadian Employees Feeling Anxious and Less Motivated About Job

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Toronto, ON - Signs of an economic recovery may be registering across the country, yet many Canadian employees remain concerned about losing their jobs. According to recent findings from Ipsos Reid’s Build a Better Workplace syndicated study, 22% of Canadian employees are very much concerned or somewhat concerned when asked “how concerned are you that you may lose your job or be laid off during 2009 because of the financial and economic crisis?.” This new figure measures employee concerns in the final days of May and is slightly down from the previous study in January when the national score was 24%.     


Over Three-Quarters (77%) of Albertans Support New Electricity Transmission Infrastructure to Serve Their Community

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Calgary, Alberta - An Ipsos Reid survey on electricity transmission in Alberta has found that almost one-half (45%) of Albertans are concerned their community will be affected by an inadequate supply of electricity in the next five years (15% extremely concerned and 30% somewhat concerned). Perhaps not surprisingly then, the survey finds that residents of the province strongly support the development of new electricity transmission lines in Alberta. Over three quarters (77%) of Albertans support (32% strongly support, 45% somewhat support) building new electricity transmission lines in their area to serve the needs of the local community. And fully two thirds (66%) support (23% strongly support, 43% somewhat support) the building of new transmission lines through their area if required to serve the electricity needs of other Alberta communities.     


A 56% Majority of Americans Oppose the Continuation of Government Subsidies for Corn Ethanol

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New York, NY — A clear majority of Americans surveyed by Ipsos say that the U.S. government should not continue to provide subsidies for ethanol production (56% vs. 44% who say it should continue). Similar proportions agree that the production of ethanol should be driven by demand in the marketplace rather than by government subsidies (57% agree) and that the industry should focus more on producing ethanol from non-food crops such as switchgrass (51%).     


Overall Quality of Life is Better in Canada Than Home Country for Majority of Ethnic and New Canadians

Friday, May 22, 2009

Toronto, ON - A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on the newly launched Multicultural Connection Panel finds that ethnic and new Canadians view overall quality of life as better in Canada compared to their home country. Nearly nine-in-ten ethnic and new Canadians feel overall quality of life in Canada is better than their home country (86% with 44% much better in Canada and 42% somewhat better in Canada). One-in-ten believe quality of life is about the same between the two countries (9%) and only 5% believe the opposite is true – quality of life is somewhat better in their home country.     


Dos Tercios de los Adultos Americanos Entrevistados Están a Favor de Permitir que Todos los Estadounidenses Puedan Viajar a Cuba

Monday, May 11, 2009

Nueva York, NY — Según un nuevo estudio realizado por Ipsos Public Affairs en nombre de Orbitz.com más de dos tercios de los americanos mayores de 18 años (67%) dicen que apoyarían una política que permitiera a todos los estadounidenses viajar a Cuba. De hecho, casi un tercio (32%) apoyaría totalmente dicha política, mientras que 35% la apoyaría parcialmente. Únicamente dos de cada diez americanos (21%) dicen que se opondrían a eliminar las restricciones existentes para viajar a Cuba (10% se opondría parcialmente y 13% se opondría totalmente).     


Survey of Arab World Shows Optimism Towards Potential Impact of U.S. President Barack Obama

Monday, May 11, 2009

Washington, DC – A new survey of the six leading Arab countries in the Middle East indicates that newly elected U.S. President Barack Obama currently enjoys widespread optimism among citizens of that region that he will have a positive effect on their own country, the Middle East, the United States and indeed the world. In fact, it would appear that "Brand Obama" is running well ahead of "Brand USA" suggesting that his ability to improve the view of favorability towards the United States by residents in the region is quite palpable.     


Two Thirds (65%) of Ontario Homeowners Oppose McGuinty Government Proposed Mandatory Home Energy Audit Program

Monday, April 20, 2009

Toronto, ON — The McGuinty government’s proposed mandatory energy audit for Ontario’s homeowners prior to the sale of their homes has sparked opposition among the province’s principal residence owners according to a poll released today by the Ontario Real Estate Association and conducted by Ipsos Reid.     


Are The Affluent Still Giving Back?

Friday, February 06, 2009

New York, NY – Are Americans at the higher end of the economic ladder continuing to share their wealth with others less fortunate? A recent Mendelsohn Affluent Poll set out to find out. As a follow-up to its well-known and well-respected Mendelsohn Affluent Survey (soon to be fielded for its 33rd consecutive year), Ipsos Mendelsohn recently conducted an online poll among affluent adults at year-end 2008. In it, some 500 people in households with household incomes of $100,000 or more were asked about their recent charitable donations.     


What’s Worrying the Affluent?

Friday, February 06, 2009

New York, NY – As a follow-up to its well-known and well-respected Mendelsohn Affluent Survey (soon to be fielded for its 33rd consecutive year), Ipsos Mendelsohn recently conducted an online poll among affluent adults at year-end 2008. In it, some 500 people in households with household incomes of $100,000 or more were asked to candidly assess and share their current concerns and opinions about the changing world around them.     


Two Thirds (65%) of Canadians Believe Relationship between Canada and U.S. Will Be Better for Canadians with Obama Compared to Bush, but Most Believe Issue Progress Will Stay the Same, Not Get Better

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Toronto, ON – As Barack Obama becomes President of the United States of America this afternoon, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed that two in three Canadians (65%) believe the overall relationship between Canada and the United States will be ‘better’ for Canada and for Canadians during the Barack Obama Presidency compared to the George Bush Presidency.     


If Obama Closes Guantanamo, Two Thirds (64%) Say Prime Minister Harper Should Ask to Bring Omar Khadr Back to Canada, Not Keep in U.S. (36%)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Toronto, ON – Incoming President Barack Obama is expected to issue an order to close the Guantanamo detention center in his first week in office, and prisoner Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen and the only Western citizen still held at the detention camp who is scheduled to stand trial later this month, could be transferred to U.S. civilian detention or returned to Canada if Prime Minister Stephen Harper asks the Americans to repatriate him.     


The Reputation of the United States of America: A Benchmark at the Outset of the Obama Presidency

Monday, January 19, 2009

For full results, please see above.     


Middle East Conflict Study

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


The Gaza Strip Conflict: Taking Sides not Easy

Friday, January 09, 2009

Toronto, ON – In the midst of a bloody conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and Hamas, a new Ipsos Reid poll has revealed that taking sides in the Gaza Strip conflict is not an easy decision for Canadians.     


World Watch: Most Worrying Issues, Country Pulse, Youth Betterment Outlook

Thursday, January 08, 2009

For full results, please see above.     


Widespread Concern about Rising Food Costs Dampens Americans’ Support of Policies Promoting the Production of Corn Ethanol

Monday, November 17, 2008

New York, NY – While a majority of Americans (55%) initially say that they support existing policies aimed at promoting the use of corn to produce ethanol, when informed of USDA data linking ethanol to food price increases, half (49%) become less likely to support these policies, according to an Ipsos poll conducted for members of the Food Before Fuel campaign. The policies were defined as including an annual tax subsidy of more than $4 billion to fuel blenders for adding ethanol into the fuel supply; a tariff on imported ethanol; and a mandate requiring set levels of ethanol be blended into fuel each year.     


As Temperatures Drop and Energy Prices Rise, Nearly One Half (45%) of American Homeowners ‘Concerned’ About Ability to Pay for Heat this Winter

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New York, NY – As the winter draws near and temperatures drop, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Plough and Hearth reveals that nearly one half (45%) of American homeowners say they’re ‘concerned’ (16% extremely/29% very) about their ability to pay for heating their home this winter. Only three in ten (28%) are ‘not at all concerned’, and another 26% are ‘not very concerned’.     


Talking About Charities 2008: Tracking Canadians' Opinions About Charities And The Issues Affecting Them

Monday, October 20, 2008

Calgary, AB – The fourth wave of an Ipsos Reid Public Affairs national public opinion poll conducted on behalf of The Muttart Foundation, finds that charities continue to garner high levels of trust. More than three-quarters (77%) of Canadians say they trust charities ‘a lot’ or ‘some,’ a number that has been consistent since 2000.     


American Express Survey Shows Majority of Canadian Small Business Owners are Not Panicking in the Wake of Economic Turmoil

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Markham, ON—As world economic markets tumble in turmoil, a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for American Express Canada reveals perspectives within Canada’s small businesses community: one in six (16%) Canadian small business owners are either worried about the short term viability of their business (9%) or pessimistic about the future of their business (7%) given the current economic situation.     


War On Terror Still Divisive

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of Americans indicates that the War on Terror remains a divisive issue in American politics. A majority (57%) believe the United States can win the war on terror, although opinions are more divided regarding current success. The poll indicates that only a slim majority (54%) think the United States is winning the war on terror – nearly half (46%) believe the U.S. is not winning.     


Seven Years after 9/11

Friday, September 12, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of Americans indicates that two thirds (62%) of Americans believe that enough (52%) or too much (10%) has been done in terms of safety improvements on US owned and operated airlines since 9/11. Just under four in 10 (38%) of respondents disagree.     


Two in Three Working Americans (65%) Are Happy With Their Job

Friday, August 29, 2008

New York, NY – Nearly two thirds of Americans (65%) say they are happy with their current job, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of SnagAJob, an hourly employment website and resource. The proportion of happy workers has increased by four percentage points from the 61% recorded a year ago. Only 6% say they are unhappy and the remaining 30% have neutral feelings.     


Canada And The Arctic: True North Strong And Ours?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television has found that Canadians are split on whether the Canadian North should be left relatively untouched or whether we should push ahead with exploration and development.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Back Holding Olympics In China Despite Rights, Pollution Concerns

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Chicago, New York and Los Angeles Rank Highly Among 14 World Cities in Resident Satisfaction

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chicago, IL– Chicago enjoys the highest proportion of residents who are “very satisfied” with their city (49 percent), according to a poll conducted by Ipsos for Veolia Environnement in 14 of the world’s largest cities.     


Pent Up Or Fed Up?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that a majority of Canadians might be at a tipping point with their anger over issues that affect them. The only two questions that could be asked and can’t yet be answered: what issue will be the lynch pin, and when it could happen.     


Six in Ten (60%) Believe Omar Khadr Should Remain in U.S. Custody at Guantanamo Bay

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Toronto, ON – Amid recent media coverage of video footage of an interrogation of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen captured by U.S. troops and being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for his alleged involvement in a firefight in Afghanistan, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that six in ten (60%) Canadians believe ‘Mr. Khadr should remain in U.S. custody because he is being tried by a U.S. military court, and that Canada needs to allow this legal process to finish before deciding whether or not to ask for his return’ to Canada.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Consumers Confident About Most Foods, But Want Tracing System For Produce

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


If Given Choice, 15% Of Canadians Would Have Their Province Opt Out Of Canada And Either Form Stand-Alone Country (12%) Or Join U.S. (3%)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ottawa, ON –A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television has found that 15% of Canadian adults (approximately 3,675,000 individuals) are “separatists” who would, if they had a choice, have their province declare its independence from Canada and have it's own stand-alone country with it's own passport, laws and institutions (12%) or opt out of Canada and join the United States as a new state (3%).     


Two Thirds (65%) Support Dr. Henry Morgentaler’s Appointment to the Order of Canada

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Toronto, ON – On the heels of the controversial appointment of abortion-rights activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler to the Order of Canada for his commitment to increased healthcare options for women, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National finds that two thirds (65%) of Canadians ‘support’ (27% strongly/37% somewhat) Dr. Morgentaler receiving Canada’s highest honour.     


Gas Price Rise Has Many Canadians Changing Their Commuting Habits

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ottawa, ON – As the price of gas continues to rise across the country with seemingly no end in sight, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global National and CanWest News Service reveals that Canadians have already started to change their commuting habits as a result. With Canadians who commute averaging about 18 km each way to work, most of them driving (74%), they appear to be feeling the pain at the pumps.     


In Anticipation Of Formal Federal Apology, Two Thirds (63%) Believe ‘It’s About Time the Government and Canadians Come to Terms With Past Actions’

Monday, June 09, 2008

Ottawa, ON – In anticipation of another formal apology issued by the Federal Government, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that when it comes to issuing federal apologies, two thirds (63%) of Canadians believe ‘it’s about time that the Government and Canadians come to terms with its past actions, and so issuing apologies for past transgressions and mistakes is appropriate’.     


Majority (55%) Believes Vancouver Safe-Injection Site a ‘Good Thing’, Government Should Extend Federal Drug-Law Exemption to Keep Site Open (54%)

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Ottawa, ON – In response to the question of whether the safe-injection site that serves the downtown east-side of Vancouver should be closed down or remain open when its protection under a federal-law exemption expires at the end of June, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that a majority of Canadians believe the site is a ‘good thing’ (55%) and that the site ‘should be permitted to remain open past June 30 by extending the federal drug-law exemption’ (54%).     


As Gas Prices Near $4.00 a Gallon Nationally, Two Thirds of Americans Say they Have Changed their Driving Habits

Thursday, June 05, 2008

New York, NY – A new telephone survey of 1,000 Americans, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Access America Travel Insurance and Assistance, has found that 67% have already changed their driving habits because of gas price increases.     


Nine In Ten (86%) Canadians Say There Is A National Shortage Of Doctors

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Toronto, ON – It seems that Canadians are becoming increasingly concerned by the lack of doctors in the country. According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, only 14% of Canadians agree (3% ‘strongly’, 11% ‘somewhat’) that the country has a sufficient number of doctors today to provide timely access to health care to meet the health care needs of the population. Nearly nine in ten (86%) disagree, saying there is a shortage.     


Reputation Foreclosure: Favorability Towards Banking Sector Tumbles Amidst Credit Crunch

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In the most recent March wave of the bi-annual I-Rep American Public—the Ipsos Public Affairs Corporate Reputation Syndicated Tracker—only 43% expressed a favorable opinion of the banking sector (down seven percentage points from August, 2007) with the mortgage lending industry reputation seen favorably by a mere 16%     


Liberals (32%) Edge Closer to Conservatives (35%)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Televisions finds that the Liberals (32%, up 3 points) have come to within 3 percentage points of the leading Conservatives (35%, up 1 point). The NDP is receiving support from 14% of decided voters (down 3 points), while the Green Party is at 9% support (down 2 points). Seven percent (7%) of voters remain undecided.     


Economy Top Issue To Canadians, First Time In Decade

Friday, May 09, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll finds that for the first time in ten years, the economy has become the top issue that Canadians believe should receive the greatest attention from Canada’s leaders. When combining their top-two unaided mentions, one in four (25%) Canadians indicated that the economy was the top issue for them.     


Despite Troubles with Torch Relay to Beijing, Most (87%) Canadians Believe Relay Leading up to Vancouver Should Proceed as Planned

Friday, May 02, 2008

Toronto, ON – Despite a torch relay leading to the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games that has been troubled by protests and interruptions, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Committee finds that most (87%) Canadians ‘agree’ (52% strongly/36% somewhat) that ‘the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays are an important part of the Games and should proceed as planned’.     


Majority Of Americans (52%) Feel The World Would Be A Safer Place With John McCain As President

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Washington, DC – More than half of all Americans (52%) feel that the world would be a safer place with John McCain elected as president, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs poll, conducted on behalf of The Munk Debates. This is compared to the slightly smaller percentages who feel that Hillary Clinton (45%) or Barack Obama (44%) would make the world safer, were they elected to the same office.     


Only Four In Ten (39%) Canadians Support Seal Hunt

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Toronto, ON – Following last week’s news coverage of the seal hunt in Atlantic Canada, coupled with public relations nightmares for the Canadian Government and pressure from the international community to put an end to the hunt, a new Ipsos Reid poll finds that only four in ten (39%) Canadians support (17% strongly/22% somewhat) the commercial hunting of seals off Canada’s Atlantic Coast.     


Canadian Opinion on Hiller: 92% Give General Salute

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Toronto, ON – On the heels of General Rick Hillier’s announcement that he will retire from his role as top military-commander of Canada’s Armed Forces, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that nine in ten (92%) Canadians who offered their opinion say he’s done a ‘good job’ (very 49%/somewhat 43%) leading the Forces for the past three years.     


Environmental Actions Are A Differentiating Opportunity For BC Retailers

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll in BC reveals that most British Columbians take a retailer’s environmental record into account when deciding where to shop. Three-quarters (77%) of British Columbians say that a retailer’s actions in helping to preserve and protect the environment are either “very important” (24%) or “somewhat important” (53%) in their overall decision of where to shop.     


Majority Of Canadians (52%) Feel That They Do Enough To Conserve Water: Only 6% Think Consumers Are The Biggest Threat To Water Supplies

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Toronto, ON – The majority of Canadians (52%) think that they are generally making reasonable efforts to conserve water. According to a recent Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of Unilever, RBC, and the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the UN Water for Life Decade, also found that a mere 6% of Canadians think that consumers represent the biggest threat to Canada’s freshwater supply. Instead, Canadians are likely to blame mass removal of water to the United States (28%) and run-off of pollutants from land to water (19%).     


Over One Third (36%) Of Canadians Predict Worsening Of Canadian Economy

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ottawa, ON – Many Canadians remain skittish when thinking about the future of the Canadian economy, with a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National revealing that over one third (36%) of Canadians believe that Canada’s economy will ‘worsen’ in the next year or so, an increase of one percentage point since January. Concern regarding a slowdown here in Canada is likely being fuelled by the recent admission of a possible recession south of the border by the U.S. Federal Reserve, but that concern or anxiety has not yet turned to panic.     


British Columbians Say They Are Good But Not Great When It Comes To The Environment

Monday, April 14, 2008

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll in BC shows that most British Columbians (85%) would give themselves a “B” (48%) or a “C” (37%) for their efforts in helping to preserve and protect the environment. Few (6%) British Columbians would actually award themselves with an “A”; in fact, an equivalent number (6%) grade their behaviour very poorly with a “D” or “F”.     


Canadians’ Attitudes About Public Debate In Canada Today - The Good, The Bad And The Boring

Friday, April 11, 2008

Toronto, ON – Three out of every four Canadians (77%) are concerned about the lack of substance and the one-sidedness of public debate in Canada today. Fully eight in ten (79%) feel that as a people Canadians are “too reserved” when it comes to debating important issues. On a more positive note, a solid majority of Canadians (73%) believe that their friends and family do a ‘good job’ at debating important issues. Also, fully eight in ten Canadians (86%) enjoy being exposed to people and ideas that challenge the way they look at the world.     


No Sense For The Penny

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Toronto, ON – In reaction to a Private Member’s Bill to abolish the Canadian 1-cent piece, the penny, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National finds that a majority (56%) of Canadians ‘supports’ (32% strongly/24% somewhat) getting rid of the penny, while a minority (44%) ‘opposes’ (25% strongly/18% somewhat) its abolition.     


Two Thirds (66%) Want Canadian Flag over Parliament Building Flown at Half Staff Every Time a Canadian Soldier is Killed

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Toronto, ON – In the midst of a national debate on how often and when it is appropriate to lower the flag which flies atop the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National finds that most Canadians have sided against the government’s current position.     


Legal Services Society Survey

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Vancouver, BC – According to a recent Legal Services Society survey conducted by Ipsos Reid, 93% of British Columbians support legal aid services, once those services are explained to them, with 61% saying they strongly support legal aid and 32% moderately supporting legal aid. Just 6% of British Columbians oppose legal aid.     


Canadians Luke-Warm On Olympic Boycott As Possible Reaction To Chinese Response In Tibet

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ottawa, ON – Following a week of protests in Tibet and around the world against Chinese rule in Tibet and its response in the region, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that Canadians are only luke-warm at this time on the idea of Canada boycotting the Beijing Olympics as a reaction to what is taking place.     


The Cadman Caper

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Ottawa, ON – In a week where Liberal allegations of bribery were met with Conservative threats of a law suit, a new Ipsos Reid poll has asked Canadians which side of the story they believe and what the best option is going forward in order to get to the bottom of this affair.     


Playing With Fire: Majority (55%) Of Canadians Have Removed Batteries Or Tampered With Smoke Alarms Due To False Alarm

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Toronto, ON – It appears that many Canadian homeowners could be playing with fire, with a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and Kidde Canada, revealing that a majority of Canadians (55%) who currently own and live in a house that is at least ten years old indicate that they have ‘temporarily removed the batteries from a smoke alarm or taken it off the ceiling to silence a false alarm caused by cooking or steam’. Moreover, over one half (51%) of these individuals admit that they have forgotten to put the batteries back in or to hook the alarm back up, whether it be only for a ‘short period of time’ (40%) or for ‘quite a long time’ (11%).     


Given The Chance To Change Jobs, More Workers Say Government Job (34%) Appealing To Them Than Working In Entertainment (27%)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Toronto, ON – The results of an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC finds that given the opportunity to change jobs and careers completely, one in three (34%) Canadian workers suggested that working for the government would be appealing to them, compared to fewer who said that working in the entertainment sector (27%) or as a consultant (20%) would be appealing. Some of the least-mentioned sectors that Canadians say they would find appealing include banking (8%), law (8%), accounting (9%) or financial services (11%).     


As RRSP Deadline Approaches, Canadians Say Money (69%) And Health (60%) Considerations Top The List Of Important Factors In Determining When To Retire

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Toronto, ON – The results of an Ipsos Reid poll released today and conducted on behalf of RBC reveals that among various factors which Canadians might think are important in determining when to retire, ‘determining the amount of money that you need in savings or investments in order for you to have a comfortable retirement’ tops the list of what Canadians most-often said was important in their considerations.     


Majority (52%) Says Price Of Basic Food Staples ‘Not Affordable’ For Average Canadian

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global National and CanWest News Service reveals that a majority of Canadians (52%) believe that ‘the price of basic food staples in Canada is rising to levels where the average Canadian cannot afford them’. However, despite the fact that the United Nations says that the rising price of food means that many of the world’s citizens will not be able to afford even the most basic of food staples, nearly one half (48%) of Canadians do not believe that this is the case in Canada.     


Managing a Healthy Weight: Canadian Women Speak Out

Monday, February 11, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Dairy Farmers of Canada has helped to increase knowledge and awareness of how Canadian women are managing their weight and dealing with societal pressures relating to weight loss. The survey of nearly 3000 Canadian women is the largest study ever released in Canada that deals with this issue.     


Majority (53%) Of Canadians Support New Government Policy Not To Automatically Seek Clemency For Canadians On Death Row Abroad

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Toronto, ON – With the federal government having recently announced that it will no longer automatically seek clemency for Canadians on death row in democratic countries abroad, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest news service and Global Television finds that a majority (53%) of Canadians support (strongly 25%/moderately 28%) this policy.     


Eighty Seven Percent Of Canada’s Small And Medium Sized Retailers Victimized By Crime In The Past Year

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Toronto, ON – Findings from a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the Retail Council of Canada and Royal Bank of Canada indicate that the majority of small and medium-sized retail business owners in Canada (87%) have been subject to some form of retail crime in the past 12 months. While many small to medium sized business owner have experienced shop theft (68%), other types of retail crimes such as fraud (50%), employee theft (35%) or even intrusion (23%) are also prevalent.     


Even With Enough Money To Retire, Most (82%) Canadians Would Choose To Work

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC finds that even if they had enough money to retire, most (82%) Canadians would still continue to work. However, it appears that the nature of that work would likely change, with a majority (53%) of Canadians indicating that they would work part-time or occasional hours as opposed to continuing to work full time (29%). Just 18% of Canadians would immediately retire if they had enough money to do so.     


Most Vancouverites Would Rather Stick to a Budget (71%) than a Diet (26%)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Toronto, ON – The results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Capital One finds that physical and financial health are topping the list of New Year’s Resolutions this year. In fact, one quarter (24%) of Vancouverites indicate that when the clock struck midnight on Jan 1st their most important resolution was to ‘become more physically fit’ (15%) to ‘lose weight’ (6%), or to ‘get or stay healthy’ (3%). However, thinking about their financial health, 13% of Vancouverites’ indicate that their most important resolution was to ‘become more financially secure’.     


Economic Slowdown Causes Job Anxiety To Rise, Nearly One Half (43%) Take Hit From Financial Markets

Monday, January 28, 2008

Toronto, ON – With mounting fears and growing concern over a possible economic recession in the United States, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that job anxiety is beginning to rise in Canada. In fact, 17% report that they or someone in their family is worried about losing their job or being laid off, a proportion which is up two points since January 11th and three points since last August. That proportion rises to 23% in Ontario and 21% in Quebec.     


Canadians Receive Manley Plan Cautiously

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Toronto, ON – On the heels of the Manley report concerning the future of Canadian troops in Afghanistan, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that Canadians have given the recommendations a mixed review. One third of Canadians (35%) believe that the recommendations made by Manley comprise a ‘good’ (29%) or ‘great’ plan (6%) for Canada’s troops currently stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan.     


Canada And US Public Perceptions Of Internet Gambling

Thursday, January 24, 2008

New York, NY – When it comes to the legality of Internet gambling, Canadians and Americans apparently have the wrong idea. These are the findings of two recent Ipsos Reid polls conducted with Canadians and Americans online as part of a joint Canada/US lottery survey.     


When It Comes To Red Tape, Many Canadian Workers Can’t Cut It

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC finds that red tape and bureaucracy appears to be the biggest barrier which detracts Canadian workers from their ability to get the job done. In fact, four in ten (41%) indicate that red tape interferes with their jobs, which is up 15 points from the 26% in 1998 who indicated that they were burdened by red tape.     


Canadians Put Extra Effort into Conveying Feelings on Valentine’s Day, But Some Don’t Know What to Say (25%) or Write (23%)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Hallmark Canada finds that a majority (65%) of Canadians who are currently in a relationship indicate that they ‘put a little extra effort’ into conveying their feelings to their partner on Valentine’s Day.     


The Cost of Waiting: Eight In Ten (78%) Canadians Believe Healthcare Wait Times ‘Cost Canada Money’

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ottawa, ON – The results of a new Ipsos Reid poll finds that eight in ten (78%) Canadians believe that hospital and other health care wait times cost Canada money because people who are waiting for treatment are less productive and miss work. This is compared to just two in ten (19%) who think that wait times save Canada money because governments don’t have to put as many resources into healthcare.     


When Purchasing Concentrated Liquid Laundry Detergent, Almost Three Quarters of Canadians (71%) Agree Product Reduces Overall Packaging Waste

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Toronto, ON – With increased attention being paid to environmental issues and how average Canadians can help the cause in their own homes, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Compaction reveals that seven in ten (71%) Canadians agreed that concentrated laundry detergent reduces overall packaging waste. In addition, more then half (55%) also agreed that concentrated laundry detergents ‘lowers transportation emissions’ (carbon dioxide/ greenhouse gasses), ‘uses less energy to make the product’ ( 49%) and ‘uses less water to make the product’ (45%).     


New Family Day Holiday Inspires Many Ontarians To Make Travel Plans

Monday, January 14, 2008

Toronto, ON – With the Ontario Government having instituted a Family Day holiday for February, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Expedia.ca reveals that many Ontarians plan to take advantage of the extra day off and to do some travelling. In fact, nearly one third (31%) of Ontarians indicate that they will take a short getaway over the long weekend (25%) or go on a major trip away from home during that time (6%).     


Political Predictions for 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Toronto, ON –Looking ahead to 2008, there are lots of things in politics that could be chanced -- and so, we asked Canadians what they thought was a good or bad chance of something happening. The results of the new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television are in, and here are Canadian’s prognostications:     


Not So Happy New Year Wishes To National And Multinational Corporations From The World's Most Engaged, Influential

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Toronto, Washington, London - As 2008 dawns across the world, a majority of the world’s most engaged citizens is letting it be known that large companies have too much influence on the decisions of their government and they want a more aggressive crack down on the activities and influence of national and multinational corporations, a new survey reports today.     


One In Five (20%) Canadians Say That If They Had The Means And Ability, They'd Have A Nip And Tuck…

Friday, December 28, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National finds that 4.9 million Canadians (20% of the entire adult population) indicate that if they had the means and the ability they'd have cosmetic surgery done. But it's women (27%) more than men (13%) who are likely to say they'd have a nip and tuck -- and not surprisingly, it's more likely for those who are middle aged (24%) and those who are younger (21%) to say that they want to have cosmetic surgery than those who are older (17%)     


Only Coal For Harper's Tories (35%) As Liberal's (33%) Vote Stocking Up

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Ottawa, ON – It appears that Harper’s Tories are getting a big chunk of coal from Canadians this holiday season, with a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global television finding that the Conservatives are failing to make any headway, holding steady at 35% support nationally. The Liberals, on the other hand, are having their stockings filled, rising from 29% to 33% support, and placing them only two points behind the Tories. The NDP and Green Parties have each dipped one point, and now sit at 15% and 8% support, respectively. Seven percent (7%) of Canadians remain undecided.     


Mulroney's “Tour De Force” At Ethics Committee Sputters

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Ottawa, ON – After weighing the testimony of German businessman Karlheinz Schreiber and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney delivered before the House of Common’s Ethics Committee, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that just three in ten (27%) Canadians believe that Mulroney’s testimony is closer to the truth. Interestingly, the same proportion (27%) considers Schreiber’s testimony to be closer to the truth.     


Most Canadians ‘Satisfied’ (86%) With Their Job, But Few (18%) Give Employer an ‘A’ Grade

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Toronto, ON – In a new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of RBC, the data reveals that almost all Canadians (86%) are satisfied with their job. However, only one third (36%) say that they are ‘completely satisfied’ with their job, a decline of 13 points since Canadian workers were asked in 1998 about the degree to which they are satisfied with their job. Currently, one half (50%) of workers are only ‘somewhat satisfied’. Fourteen percent (14%) of workers are not satisfied with their employer.     


The Verdict is In: No Back in Black – Canadians (68%) Say Stay in U.S.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Toronto, ON – On the heels of Conrad Black’s sentence to 6 ½ years in an American prison after being found guilty of fraud and obstruction of justice charges, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that Canadians want Black to serve his prison time in the United States, where he was convicted, and not be allowed to serve his time in Canada. In fact, seven in ten (68%) Canadians would be opposed (53% strongly/15% somewhat) to ‘the Canadian government allowing him to serve his time here in this country’. Just three in ten (29%) would support (13% strongly/16% somewhat) this decision.     


Seven in Ten (72%) ‘Concerned’ About Falling Victim to Identity Theft

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Capital One reveals that a strong majority of Canadians continue to worry about identity theft. In fact, nearly three quarters (72%) of Canadians are ‘concerned’ about becoming a victim to identity theft, while just three in ten (28%) are not concerned about the possibility of this occurrence.     


Non-Smokers (86%) And Smokers (66%) In Ontario Support Legislation Banning Smoking In Cars With Children Age 16 And Under

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Ontario Tobacco-Free Network finds that eight in ten (80%) Ontarians support ‘legislation that would ban smoking in cars and other private vehicles where a child or adolescent under 16 years of age is present’. Moreover, a majority of non-smokers (86%) and smokers (66%) would support this legislation, and the same can be said about individuals with (82%) and without (78%) children.     


Canadians With (85%) And Without (84%) Children ‘Concerned’ With Toy Safety As Holiday

Friday, November 30, 2007

Toronto, ON – With toy recalls abound, particularly relating to those imported from China, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that most Canadians (84%) agree that they are ‘concerned about the safety of toys being imported into Canada’, while just 15% disagree that this is the case.     


Langley Resident’ Views On Smoking Bans And Pesticide Restrictions

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society finds that the majority of residents in Langley, BC (Langley includes the City of Langley and the Township of Langley) would support the provincial government or their local municipal government establishing regulations that would prohibit smoking at various public and private locations. Support for new smoking regulations is highest at stadiums (80% support), followed by parks and playgrounds (75%), bus shelters (72%), sports fields (72%), and outdoor sporting venues such as open air sports grounds or arenas (72%). The majority of residents also support smoking bans in cars or other privately owned vehicles carrying children aged 18 or younger (69%), at amusement parks and fairs (69%), at beaches (66%), and on outdoor patios of restaurants and bars (65%).     


AIDS Ignorance

Thursday, November 29, 2007

UNITED NATIONS, November 29, 2007 -- More than 25 years after HIV was discovered, one-third of the people in seven wealthy nations admit they know little or nothing about the global HIV and AIDS issue; one-fourth believe the problems associated with HIV and AIDS globally are “greatly exaggerated,” according to a survey released today by World Vision, the international humanitarian organization.     


Canadians Top Global AIDS Poll As Most Concerned, Compassionate

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of World Vision in seven different countries – United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Japan – Canadians appear to be the most compassionate towards people affected by HIV and AIDS when compared to individuals in the other six countries.     


In Wake Of Taser Controversy, Country Divided On Taser-Use Moratorium

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television indicates that amidst controversy and investigations over the use of Tasers by police, Canadians are relatively split as to whether or not law-enforcement officials should ‘continue to use taser devices because they are effective alternatives to using a gun’ and that ‘a thorough investigation about their safety, effectiveness and appropriateness can proceed without them being taken out of use’ (52%), or whether ‘governments and agencies should have the police or anyone else stop using these taser devices until the public inquiry investigating the safety, effectiveness and appropriateness of tasers has been conducted’ (46%).     


Bill Blaikie Is Canada’s Parliamentarian Of The Year

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Ottawa – Bill Blaikie, the NDP Member of Parliament for Elmwood-Transcona and presently Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, has been named Canada’s Parliamentarian of the Year by his House of Commons peers in the second annual survey of Canada’s 304 sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), in which 151 MPs participated. The study was conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of Maclean’s in partnership with the Dominion Institute of Canada, and is designed to honour the public service of Canada’s parliamentarians.     


Downtown Sinkhole Provokes Londoners to Call for Increased Spending on Replacing Water and Sewer Pipes

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Toronto, ON – With the broken watermain in downtown London two weeks ago – and the sinkhole and power blackout that ensued—fresh in the minds of local citizens, a new Ipsos Reid poll of more than 500 Londoners who are aware of this news finds that an overwhelming majority (92%) ‘strongly’ (48%) or ‘somewhat’ (43%) agree that ‘the city should increase its spending on replacing old water and sewer pipes’. Just 8% of Londoners disagree with this sentiment.     


Ipsos Reid/Global News: Taser Poll

Friday, November 16, 2007

Reasonableness of RCMP Actions During Incident
    


AP/Ipsos Poll: Most In AP Poll Favor Public Schools Providing Birth Control, Though Qualms Remain

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Ipsos Reid Gang Violence Poll

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Seriousness Of Gang Violence Problem

    


Majority (54%) Believe Troops Should Stay In Afghanistan Past 2009

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ottawa, ON – In light of Prime Minister Harper’s appointment of a five-person panel to review the future of Canada’s role in Afghanistan, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that a majority (54%) of Canadians want Canadian troops to continue to be stationed in Afghanistan, while those who want a full withdrawal of Canadians troops from Afghanistan are in the minority (44%). Two percent (2%) do not know what they would prefer.     


Prime Minister Stephen Harper (63%) Given Highest Ratings For Leadership Qualities And Skills Of Any Federal Party Leader

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ottawa, ON – With the political battlefield of Parliament returning and with weapons drawn it would appear the largest number of Canadians (63%) believe that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has the ‘right stuff’ of leadership qualities and skills compared to all other federal party leaders. This compares with NDP Leader Jack Layton at 57% and BQ Leader Gilles Duceppe at 63% in his province of Québec (15% nationally), and Opposition and Liberal leader Stephan Dion with the lowest ratings of all of the Federal leaders at 36%.     


Canada’s Entrepreneurs Give Words Of Wisdom To Aspiring Small Business Owners

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Toronto, ON – Starting small business and breaking through in the market is no doubt a daunting task. However, for million of small business owners cross Canada, it has been a successful and rewarding task. And so, for aspiring small business owners who are interested in starting up their own businesses, who better to turn to for advice than to existing small business owners.     


Tories Hit The Big Four-Oh: Majority Now In Sight

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Toronto, ON – With the Conservative Government’s Speech from the Throne due to be delivered next week, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that the Tories under Stephen Harper are now within sight of a majority federal government. The Conservatives, at 40% support among Canadian decided voters, have now opened up a twelve-point lead over the Liberal Party which has fallen to just 28% support nationally. The New Democratic Party, under the leadership of Jack Layton, has the support of 16% of decided voters, while the Green Party under Elizabeth May has the support of 7% of Canadians.     


Calgary's Municipal Elections & Homelessness

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Calgary, AB – As the 2007 municipal election campaign unfolds Ipsos Reid asked Calgarians to give their views on homelessness as an issue in the City of Calgary.     


Ontarians Believe Next Government Should Make Reduction Of Poverty A ‘Priority’

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Toronto, ON – As the party leaders criss-cross the province in an attempt to gain support going into the provincial election on October 10th, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Daily Bread Food Bank reveals that most Ontarians believe that the reduction of poverty should be a priority for the next Government of Ontario. More specifically, nearly one half (45%) of Ontarians maintain that the reduction of poverty should be a ‘high priority’ for the next government, while a similar proportion believes (43%) that it should be a ‘medium priority’. Just one in ten (8%) suggest that the reduction of poverty should be a ‘low priority’ for the next government, while even fewer (4%) believe that this policy area is ‘not a priority at all’.     


CUPE Survey

Monday, September 24, 2007

Vancouver, BC – According to a recent Canadian Union of Public Employees survey conducted by Ipsos Reid, 87% of British Columbians support the provincial government increasing funding for public education in BC. This comprises 68% who strongly support increased funding and 19% who somewhat support it. Just 9% oppose increased funding – 3% who oppose strongly and 6% who oppose somewhat.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Public Sees Iraq War As Failure, Doubts Troop Buildup Has Worked

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Two Thirds (64%) Believe ‘Green’ Marketing is Just a Tactic

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Toronto, ON – Canadians appear to be wary of companies who label their products as being ‘green’, or environmentally friendly, with the results of a poll conducted on behalf of Icynene revealing that two thirds (64%) of Canadians either ‘strongly’ (10%) or ‘somewhat’ agree (54%) that ‘when companies call a product ‘green’ (meaning better for the environment), it is usually just a marketing tactic’. On the other hand, four in ten Canadian ‘completely’ (4%) or ‘somewhat disagree’ (33%) that this is the case.     


Seven in ten (70%) Believe ‘Green’ Marketing is Just a Tactic

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Toronto, ON – Americas appear to be wary of companies who label their products as being ‘green’, or environmentally friendly, with the results of a poll conducted on behalf of Icynene revealing that seven in ten (70%) Americans either ‘strongly’ (12%) or ‘somewhat’ agree (58%) that ‘when companies call a product ‘green’ (meaning better for the environment), it is usually just a marketing tactic’. On the other hand, three in ten (30%) Americans ‘completely’ (4%) or ‘somewhat disagree’ (26%) that this is the case.     


Majority (79%) Support A ‘Poppy for Medicine’ Program For Afghan Farmers

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Senlis Council finds that eight in ten (79%) Canadians support a “poppy for medicine” program medicine’ which would allow Afghan farmers to switch their current poppy crop away from the production of illegal narcoticsnand towards the production of legal medicines. Similarly, eight in ten (79%) support the implementation of a pilot project for the ‘poppy for medicine’ program In fact, seven in ten (70%) Canadians believe that Prime Minister Harper should support a pilot project in Afghanistan for the next planting season.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: In Eight-Nation Poll, Few Signal Taste For Increased Military Missions For Their Countries

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


As Quebec Regiment Suffers Losses In Afghanistan, Support In Quebec Receives A Boost

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Toronto, ON – As the famed Van Doos Regiment from Quebec assumes its tour of duty in Afghanistan and suffers through its first three deaths in the past week, a new Ipsos Reid poll conduced exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that support within Quebec for the combat mission in Afghanistan has climbed 5 points since July, rising from 30% support to 35% support. More specifically, one in ten (10%) Quebecers now ‘strongly support the use of Canada’s troops for security and combat efforts against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan’, while one quarter (24%) are ‘somewhat’ in support.    


Canadian Views On Collaborative Health Care

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ottawa, ON – Ipsos Reid, on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, recently asked Canadians several questions about collaborative health care teams that would bring together health care professionals like doctors, pharmacists, nurses and medical specialists in an effort to improve access to health care providers. This research finds that three in four Canadians (73%) would only sign their family up for a collaborative health care team if that team was led by a physician, while just fewer than one in four Canadians (23%) would sign their family up for a collaborative health care team if it was led by a health care provider other than a family physician.     


Craving A Snack: Half (49%) Of Canadians Eat In Between Meals At Least Once A Day

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Toronto, ON – Many Canadians appear to be forfeiting a regular eating schedule in favour of snacking, with the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll finding that one half (49%) of Canadians claim to eat in between meals at least once a day. More specifically, one quarter (24%) of Canadians claim to snack once a day, two in ten (20%) indulge a few times a day, and one in twenty (5%) maintain that they’re ‘almost always snacking on something’. With nearly one half (45%) of Canadians indicating that they are busier than they used to be, the high incidence of snacking can be partially explained by increased time constraints that Canadians are experiencing. Attributing their increased snacking habits to time constraints, three in ten (27%) Canadians agree that they find themselves snacking more than they used to because of time constraints.     


Only 55% Of Canadians ‘Confident’ That They Will Have Enough Savings To Cover Long-Term Health Care Expenses When They Are Older

Monday, August 20, 2007

Ottawa, ON – As the Canadian population continues to age, more and more Canadians will be approaching the age where they, and their families, will need to make decisions about how best to care for themselves in the latter years of their lives. However, a new Ipsos Reid poll finds that only 55% of Canadians are ‘confident’ that they will have enough savings when they are older to cover the expenses of long-term care, such as a nursing home, should they require these services. More specifically, just two in ten (18%) are ‘very confident’ that they will have enough funds, while just over one third (36%) are ‘somewhat confident’ that they will have enough savings for long-term care, should they require it.     


2007 Report Card On The Health Care System In Canada: Health Of One In Four Canadians Hurt By The Environment

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Toronto, ON – The seventh annual Report Card on the Health Care System in Canada, an Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, finds that most Canadians remain positive about the quality, accessibility, and choice of health care services in their country.     


Rewards, Vacations, And Perks Are Passé: Canadians Care Most About Cash

Monday, August 13, 2007

Toronto, ON – August 13, 2007 – Forget corporate credit cards, concert tickets, priority parking spots and extra vacation time. When it comes to choosing a job, many Canadians are looking for cash. A recent Canada Speaks survey by Sympatico / MSN found that four in ten (39%) Canadians rank salary as the most important consideration when looking for a job, followed by a good location (13%) and flexible hours (10%). However, rewards and perks (3%) and vacation time (2%) trailed far behind.     


Most (91%) Canadians Believe It’s ‘Important’ For Government To Help Increase Access To Treatment For People With HIV And AIDS In Developing Countries

Friday, August 10, 2007

Toronto, ON – In light of recent media attention paid to the prevalence of HIV and AIDS around the world, most (91%) Canadians believe that it is ‘very’ (46%) or ‘somewhat important’ (45%) that the Canadian government help to increase access to treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS in developing countries. Only 9% of Canadians feel it is ‘not important’. To that effect, one half (48%) of Canadians believe that the government’s foreign spending on HIV and AIDS is ‘too little’, while fewer believe that the government’s spending in this regard is ‘about the right amount’ (43%) or ‘too much’ (9%).     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Most See National Bridge Safety Problem But Confident In Local Spans

Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Two Thirds (66%) ‘Concerned’ With the Safety of their Food

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Toronto, ON – When it comes to their food, two thirds (66%) of Canadians say that they are either ‘very’ (30%) or ‘somewhat concerned’ (36%) with the safety of the food that they eat, while one third (34%) of Canadians indicate that they are ‘not really’ (22%) or ‘not at all concerned’ (12%) with the safety of their food.     


Canadians (62%) Believe Hiring More Healthcare Professionals, Establishing Wait Time Standards And Guarantees, And Expansion Of Medicare Services A ‘Good Plan’

Monday, July 30, 2007

Ottawa, ON – Hiring more doctors, nurses and other professionals, establishing and expanding wait-time standards beyond current provisions, the establishment of a publicly-funded wait-time guarantee, and the expansion of Medicare services – these are the elements of the Canadian Medical Association’s new plan for Canada’s healthcare system. A new Ipsos Reid poll finds that a majority (62%) of Canadians believe that these central tenets of the CMA’s ‘Medicare Plus’ plan, combined, represent a ‘good plan’ for the future of Canada’s health care system. Conversely, just 16% of Canadians believe that, on the whole, these actions represent a ‘bad plan’ for the future of Canada’s health care system, with the remainder adopting a neutral stance (22%).     


Eight in Ten (77%) Parents Concerned Their Teenage Child Could Encounter Sexual Predators Online

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Toronto, ON – Eight in ten (77%) parents with children between the ages of 12 and 17, inclusive, are concerned that their child could encounter sexual predators online, with a majority (51%) indicating that they are ‘very concerned’, and a quarter (26%) saying that they are ‘somewhat concerned’. Highlighting some of the possible dangers of the internet, the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll reveal that parents are also concerned with their child potentially encountering pornographic websites (74%), fraudulent scams (70%), inappropriate language (68%), and cyber-bullying (60%).     


Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Photo Radar And Red Light Cameras

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Toronto, ON – As traffic collisions caused by excessive speed and drivers who fail to obey the signals of the road continue to claim the lives of many Canadians each year, a new Ipsos Reid poll finds that an overwhelming majority (84%) of Canadians either ‘strongly’ (60%) or ‘somewhat support’ (24%) the use of photo radar to identify vehicles that break the speed limit in school zones. Similarly, seven in ten (69%) Canadians either ‘strongly’ (37%) or ‘somewhat support’ (32%) the use of photo radar in identifying vehicles that break the speed limit on the highway. Further, eight in ten (77%) Canadians either ‘strongly’ (50%) or ‘somewhat support’ (28%) the use of cameras to identify vehicles that go through intersections after the traffic light has turned red. Two thirds (67%) of Canadians believe that signs should be posted to warn motorists of the presence of photo radar or cameras.     


Half (50%) Of Canadians Support Canada’s Role In Afghanistan

Monday, July 16, 2007

Toronto, ON – With the death of six soldiers in Afghanistan last week fresh in the minds of Canadians, fully one half (50%) maintain that they either ‘strongly’ (23%) or ‘somewhat support’ (27%) ‘the use of Canada’s troops for security and combat efforts against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan’. On the other hand, 45% of Canadians indicate that they either ‘strongly’ (26%) or ‘somewhat oppose’ (19%) the current mission in Afghanistan.     


Majority (58%) Side With Harper In Appointing Civilian RCMP Commissioner

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Toronto, ON – With the appointment of William Elliott, a senior civil servant and bureaucrat, to the position of Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Prime Minister Stephen Harper broke with the traditional practice of promoting someone from within the force to lead the RCMP. However, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that a majority of Canadians (58%) agree that ‘Prime Minister Harper was right in making this appointment, because a non-police officer will see things in a fresh light and bring greater accountability and good management practices to the force, regardless of the internal RCMP support he gets.’     


Canadians And Their Video Games

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Toronto, ON – Canadians have multiple options when it comes to the electronic devices they use to play video games. With most (83%) Canadians reporting that they own a computer, it appears that the highest potential for video gaming could rest with this household staple. However, despite the rising prevalence of computers in the home, four in ten (38%) Canadian adults still own a game console, and one quarter (23%) of Canadians claim that they have a handheld game system.     


Direct Energy Cool Down Survey

Monday, July 09, 2007

Calgary, AB — A new Ipsos Reid survey on behalf of Direct Energy finds that more than four in ten residents (42 per cent) of Alberta (45%) and Ontario (41%) say they would pay a premium of 10 per cent or more for products that are environmentally friendly.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Little Faith In Government Screening U.S. Visitors, Handling Disease Outbreak

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Canadians And Their Governments Both Responsible For Fixing Environmental Problems

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Toronto, ON – When trying to ascertain who is best to deal with the current challenges of the growing environmental problems of the world, the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Sympatico / MSN find that almost all (91%) Canadians believe that ‘in order to help the environmental, individuals need to take an active role, and not rely on government to solve the problem’. However, somewhat contradictorily, three quarters (72%) of Canadians also believe that, ‘it is the responsibility of the government to fix the environmental problems. With solid majorities supporting both points of view, it is suggested that perhaps Canadians feel that both they and their governments are jointly responsible for fixing environmental problems.     


Ipsos Survey On Avian Flu

Monday, July 02, 2007

New York, NY — According to a survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, levels of concern about avian (or bird) flu have diminished in the United States over the last 12 months.     


Four In Ten (39%) Believe Canadians Shouldn’t Be Able To Hold Dual Citizenship

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Toronto, ON – As Canada celebrates its birthday this Canada Day weekend, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Dominion Institute finds that four in ten (39%) Canadians are against the current policy regarding dual citizenship, and believe that Canadian citizens should not be allowed to simultaneously hold citizenship of a country other than Canada. On the other hand, a majority (61%) of Canadians are in favour of the current practice, and believe that Canadians should be able to hold dual citizenship, whereby one would be allowed to simultaneously be a citizen of Canada and of another country.     


The Dominion Institute National Citizenship Exam Survey Of 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Toronto, ON – Six in ten (60%) Canadians would not be granted citizenship on the basis of having failed the citizenship exam, a necessary step for immigrants to be granted citizenship. A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Dominion Institute finds that 60% of Canadians simply did not have the knowledge required to pass a test similar to the one issued to immigrants vying for citizenship to this country.     


Early Moving Costs Catch Some Canadians By Surprise

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Toronto, ON – While kicking back and relaxing may be the typical idea that Canadians have of summer recreation, for many, however, summer’s leading experience will entail making the move to a new home. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of First Canadian Title assesses Canadians' level of knowledge when it comes to moving homes, the level of stress associated with this activity, and the degree to which Canadians are prepared for some of the intricacies of such a complicated event.     


The RBC Core Accounts Survey

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new RBC survey finds that Value (80%), Simplicity (66%), and Convenience (64%) are important to Canadians with a bank account, though it’s Value that is of most importance in their everyday lives (55% vs. Convenience at 24% and Simplicity at 21%).     


What Ordinary Canadians Are Doing To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions At Home

Monday, June 18, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Icynene finds that most Canadians (79%) claim to have taken ‘some’ (63%) or ‘a lot’ (16%) of action in their own homes to reduce greenhouse gasses. For example, nearly four in ten (38%) homeowners say they have added insulation in the past two years to help reduce energy consumption, and one in ten (13%) say they intend to add it this upcoming summer.     


What Ordinary Americans Are Doing To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions At Home

Monday, June 18, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Icynene finds that two thirds (64%) claim to have taken ‘some’ (54%) or ‘a lot’ (11%) of action in their own homes to reduce greenhouse gasses. For example, one third (32%) of homeowners say they have added insulation in the past two years to help reduce energy consumption, and 14% say they intend to add it this upcoming summer.     


Majority (54%) Agree Discrimination Against Visible Minorities A Problem In Canada

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Toronto, ON - A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that a majority (54%) of Canadians ‘strongly’ (17%) or ‘moderately’ (36%) agree that discrimination against minorities is a problem in Canada. While this might suggest that some tension exists among the multitude of ethnic groups that make up the diverse ethnic culture of Canada and those who were born here, fewer Canadians are of this opinion now than they were in the past. A similar study in 1993 revealed that seven in ten (70%) Canadians agreed that discrimination of minorities in Canada was a problem, while six in ten (60%) in 1998 agreed with that sentiment and 54% currently agree, showing a steady decline over the last 14 years.     


Canada: A Land of Immigrants Becomes More Positive About Immigration

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Toronto, ON – Canada, a land of immigrants, appears to have citizens who are becoming more positive in their attitudes towards immigrants and immigration than they were over a decade ago. The results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television reveal that 90% of Canadians disagree that ‘Canada would be better off if immigrants went back to where they came from’. This is compared to slightly less (85%) who in a similar survey conducted in 1993 disagreed with this sentiment.     


Offering Workplace Health Benefits Into Retirement Likely To Encourage Employees To Stay In Workforce Longer

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Toronto, ON – As Canada’s population gets older, more and more Canadians are approaching the age of retirement, resulting in a workforce that is facing shortages in many sectors. The results of a recent Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Sanofi Aventis reveal that many Canadians aged 55 and older say that if an employer offered a number of health benefits into retirement, they would likely be encouraged to come back from retirement or to stay on longer than originally planned.     


Room To Trim Around The Waist: Canadians In Six Cities Take Obesity Audit

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Toronto, ON – In an audit of six Canadians cities (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Hamilton, Ottawa and Montreal) a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Obesity Network finds that, generally speaking, many Canadians in these cities recognize some of the health risks associated with being overweight or obese.     


Boomers Baffled About Role As Executor Of A Will

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Toronto, ON – Canadian baby boomers appear to be baffled about the role required of an executor of a will. The results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of BMO Financial Group reveal that many Canadians aged 45 to 60 believe that, as executor, they would be responsible taking care of the deceased’s children until they reach the age of majority (31%), and that they would also be responsible for adopting the deceased’s pets (24%). In fact, when presented with a list of nine different tasks, of which five were legitimate requirements of an executor, only 5% of Canadian boomers were able to correctly identify all of the correct tasks for an executor of a will.     


Canadians Believe Wine Must Make A Good Impression

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Toronto, ON – Making a good impression is always important when entertaining guests. It appears that one’s impression of wine is no different, with the results of a New Ipsos Reid poll indicating that a majority of Canadians (52%) say that their guests’ perception of the wine they serve when hosting a dinner party is among the most important consideration when choosing which bottle of wine to serve. Interestingly, cost is a less relevant factor, with only one third (33%) maintaining that it is an important consideration to them.     


Canadians Not Getting Tested For Osteoporosis, Despite High Awareness

Monday, June 11, 2007

Toronto, ON – Despite the fact that almost nine in ten (89%) Canadians aged 50 or older know at least a little about osteoporosis, a disease characterized by low bone mass and the break down of bone tissue, seven in ten (70%) have never been tested for the disease. Just three in ten (30%) maintain that they have indeed had a bone mineral density test (or BMD), a procedure which checks for the existence of osteoporosis--indicating the existence of a gap between knowledge and practice.     


Canadians Perceive Crime Increases To Be Less Acute In Their Communities

Monday, June 11, 2007

Toronto, ON – Canadians perceptions of crime levels in their communities are less grim than they were 13 years ago, with fewer Canadians indicating that they perceive an increase in the level of crime in the last five years. Less than half (46%) now indicate that they perceive ‘great’ (13%) or ‘moderate’ (33%) increases in crime in their communities in the last five years, compared to seven in ten (68%) Canadians who, in 1994, indicated that increases in crime were ‘great’ (24%) or ‘moderate’ in the five years previous (44%).     


As Dr. Kevorkian Released, Just One Quarter (25%) Believe Doctor-Assisted Suicide Should Be Illegal

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Toronto, ON – With the release of Dr. Jack Kevorkian from prison in the United States last week after serving eight years behind bars, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that just one quarter (25%) of Canadians believe that ‘doctor-assisted suicide should be prohibited by law’. Seemingly agreeing with Kevorkian, who was convicted for illegally assisting a terminally-ill patient who wanted to die through doctor-assisted suicide, seven in ten (71%) Canadians agree that ‘doctors willing to do this should be legally permitted to assist in the death’ of a terminally-ill patient.     


How Secure Is Your Business IT Network?

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Toronto, ON – As information technology gains an ever-increasing role in business operations, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CMS Consulting finds that nearly half (47%) of Canadian business managers and executives report that their companies have had at least one IT security breach or virus attack in the past five years. Further, a significant proportion of managers and executives maintain that their businesses are not ‘very well-equipped to protect against security attacks’ against their mobile devices (23%), wireless networks (20%), corporate IT infrastructure (14%), and desktop applications (13%).     


Most Canadians (84%) Express Concern For Reducing Non-Industrial Sources Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Calgary, AB - According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid, 84% of Canadians are concerned that reductions be made to non-industrial sources of greenhouse emissions (41% are very concerned and 43% are somewhat concerned). Concern is highest among residents of Atlantic Canada, with reported levels of concern (90%) significantly higher than expressed by residents of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (77%) and Alberta (79%) – Canada’s largest producer of oil and gas.     


Canadians On Energy

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Calgary, AB - A new Ipsos Reid poll shows that 44% of Canadians are very concerned (82% concerned overall) with Canada’s energy supply for the future, on par with concern for the Education system (45% Very Concerned, 82% overall) and ahead of Canada’s Economy (38% Very Concerned, 81% overall), but still trailing concern for the Healthcare System (61% Very Concerned, 92% overall) and Environment and Pollution (56% Very Concerned, 91% overall).     


Half (50%) Believe ‘Schools Less Safe’

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Toronto, ON – In light of the recent school shootings in Canada over the past two years, the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global National finds that fully half (50%) of Canadians say that schools in their community have become ‘less safe’ for the students attending them than they were five years ago. Despite increased news attention paid to violence in schools, nearly one quarter (23%) maintain that the schools in their community have become ‘more safe’, while a little less (21%) say that they are no more or no less safe than they were five years ago.     


Canadians Confident In Safety Of Household Cleaning Products

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Toronto, ON – An Ipsos Reid study conducted in December of 2006 finds that most Canadians (87%) have confidence in the safety of their household cleaning products, provided they are used and stored properly. Conversely, just 13% of Canadians are not confident in the safety of these products.     


Working Torontonians Trapped At Their Desks

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Toronto, ON – The results of a New Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Toronto Hydro Telecom finds that working Torontonians appear to be trapped at their desks. Despite almost all (91%) reporting that when they’ve been able to get away from their desks and have time for themselves they feel invigorated, three in ten (30%) feel that they are chained to their desks at work and are hesitant to leave it unless necessary.     


Contradictory Canadians: While Almost All (95%) Would Take An Organ Donation When In Need, Only Two Thirds (65%) Have Made Arrangements to Give

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Toronto, ON – A recent survey of Canadian’s knowledge of organ donation reveals that almost all (95%) Canadians say that they would take a donated organ when in need; contradictorily, only two thirds (65%) have made arrangements to donate their own organs upon death. In other words, three in ten (30%) Canadians would willingly receive a donated organ, but not donate an organ in kind.The survey was administered along with a quiz conducted by Ipsos Reid exclusively for CanWest Global. The findings show that Canadians might not be as generous as they might think, with three in ten (30%) saying that they would take an organ if needed, but have not made arrangements to give in kind.     


As Parliment Breaks, No Party Breaks Through

Monday, May 21, 2007

Toronto, ON – As Parliament breaks today for a week amidst rumours that it may soon be prorogued until fall, it is clear that 16 months after the election no party has made substantial progress with voters. For the moment, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have regained a tenuous lead over the Liberals, according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for CanWest and Global TV.     


5th Annual Expedia Vacation Deprivation Survey

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Toronto, ON – The Fifth Annual Expedia.ca Vacation Deprivation Survey conducted by Ipsos Reid finds that one-third (36%) of employed Canadians would diagnose themselves as “Vacation-Deprived” and while one in three (34%) would say they are less Vacation-Deprived than they were five years ago, two-thirds feel more (27%) or just as (40%) Vacation-Deprived as they did five years ago.     


Celebrating the Victoria Day Weekend: Only 22% Believe Weekend has ‘Historical Meaning’

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Toronto, ON – For the upcoming Victoria Day long weekend, the birthday of the late Queen Victoria and the ‘official’ birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of MSN finds that only 22% of Canadians believe that this holiday has historical meaning to them. On the other hand, 78% feel that it is ‘just a time to relax and have an extra day off.’ To that effect, nearly half (43%) of Canadians say the most ideal way to spend the weekend is to ‘stay at home relaxing’. The next most-popular activity for Canadians this upcoming ‘May Two-Four’ weekend is to ‘spend time at the cottage or in the country’ (30%), followed by ‘hanging out with friends at a restaurant, patio, or bar’ (16%). Three in ten (27%) plan on either attending an official fireworks display (16%), setting off their own fireworks with friends and family (7%), or doing both (4%).     


14TH RBC Home Ownership Survey, Part Four:

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to the fourth instalment of the 14th Annual RBC Homeownership Survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid, there is increased momentum in downsizing with 33% of potential homebuyers looking for a smaller home (versus 20% in 2006). This trend appears to be a result of the aging population and/or the Boomer movement: 37% of those 55+ are looking for a smaller home and 15% of this same group is considering a condo (compared to 10% overall).     


Given The Chance To Start Over, Most (71%) Would Get More Professional Career Planning

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Toronto, ON– A new Ipsos Reid/CERIC (Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling) survey finds that seven-in-ten (71%) adult Canadians would try to get more professional career planning or job information than they did initially, and that four-in-ten (41%) Canadians agree that they regret not getting a professional career counselling program.     


Eighty-Four Percent Say Canadians Becoming Less Patient About Lining Up

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of NCR Canada, the majority of Canadians (84%) feel that “Canadians are becoming less patient about lining up” these days.     


Generational Divide: While Almost All (93%) Of Parents Say They’re "Most Responsible" For Ensuring Healthy Youth, Only Half (53%) of Nation's Youth Agree

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ottawa, ON – As part of the 2007 Child Health Summit sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Paediatric Society and the College of Family Physicians, an Ipsos-Reid study finds that 93% of Canadian parents say that they are most responsible for ensuring that Canadian children are healthy. However, Canadian youth between the ages of 10 and 17 do not entirely share this view, and feel that responsibility for healthy youth is shared between parents (53%) and themselves (43%).     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Most In U.S., Mexico Want Bin Laden's Execution, Other Countries Prefer Prison

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Despite Recent Troops Fatalities, Majority Of Canadians (52%) Support Role Of Canada’s Troops In Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Toronto, ON – Despite a week that witnessed the death of eight Canadian troops in Afghanistan and their repatriation to Canada, a majority of Canadians (52%) expressed their support for the role of Canada’s troops in Afghanistan according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for CanWest and Global TV. However, nearly two thirds of Canadians (63%) say that the country’s troops in Afghanistan should be brought home on schedule, in February 2009.     


Only Two Thirds (62%) Have ‘Confidence’ in RCMP Top Brass

Monday, April 23, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid/CanWest Global poll finds that only two thirds of Canadians (62%) have ‘confidence in the highest levels of those managing the RCMP to provide ethical and effective leadership to its police force’. With the increased media attention paid to the RCMP management in recent months, only a small number of Canadians (15%) claim to have ‘a great deal of confidence’ in the upper management of the RCMP. Similarly, only a slight majority (57%) say that leaders are doing a ‘great or good job’.     


14TH RBC Homeownership Survey, part three:

Friday, April 20, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to the third instalment of the 14th Annual RBC Homeownership Survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid, one in five (19%) Canadians say they'd be more likely to purchase a house if the minimum were decreased to 20%.; this is especially true for renters (28%). According to the survey, Canadians likely to purchase a house in the next two years anticipate putting down an average of $52,260. Unsurprisingly, owners plan to put down more on average ($85,223) and renters less ($23,884). Finally, Canadian homeowners estimate that the value of their house has increased by 22% in the last two years.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Women, Minorities Likelier To Worry About Guns And Prefer Stricter Laws After Virginia Tech

Friday, April 20, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Virginia Tech Massacre: Could It Happen Here?

Friday, April 20, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid/CanWest Global poll reveals that two thirds (64%) of Canadians feel that an incident of similar magnitude to the Virginia Tech Massacre of 32 students this past Monday, where the gunman also took his own life, could ‘likely’ happen on a Canadian campus. With Monday’s shooting rampage still fresh in the minds of Canadians, and with the recent occurrence of the shootings at Dawson College in Montreal just seven months ago still lingering, along with the memory of the Montreal Massacre of 1989, two-thirds (63%) of Canadians also believe that if someone ‘really wants to commit a similar act here in Canada, then it’s beyond the scope of anybody to do anything about it, regardless of what preventive measures are put in place’.     


The President's Choice "Go Green" Survey

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid/President's Choice survey reveals that the majority of Canadians (92%) feel personally responsible for preserving and protecting the environment in their province, yet only six in ten would give themselves an "A" (12%) or a "B" (48%) on their own personal performance.     


Teens Talk The Talk But Don't Walk The Walk

Monday, April 16, 2007

Toronto, ON – While many assume that teenagers today are pitching in and doing what they can to be environmentally friendly, it appears that many are actually taking a more laid back approach. According to a new Ipsos Reid survey released today on behalf of Canon Canada, it seems that there is a difference between what Canadian teens think about the environment and the actions they are taking to be more environmentally friendly. Just 2 in 10 (19%) teens in Canada consider themselves to be ‘green fiends,’ – people who recycle everything, conserve energy and encourage others to do the same. Alternatively, three-quarters (74%) say that they are ‘environmentally laid back’: they do what they can, but are not obsessed with the environment. And 1 in 10 (7%) even consider themselves to be an ‘environmental cynic’ and do not get involved in helping the environment at all.     


Canadians Evaluate, Prioritize Public Infrastructure Needs

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ottawa, ON – Although Canadians say roads and highways are in the worst condition, hospitals are seen as the higher priority for government attention according to a poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for Canadian publication Municipal World.     


The BMO Boomer Survey

Friday, March 30, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid/BMO Financial Group survey finds that one in three (34%) Canadians aged 45-60 years indicate that they are assisting an aging family member in some way; over four-in-ten (44%) in this group are currently supporting their children financially as well.     


Ontario's Multi-Unit Dwellings And Second Hand Smoke

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to an Ipsos Reid survey conducted for The Ontario Tobacco-free Network (OTN), second-hand smoke infiltrates the multi-unit living spaces of almost half (46%,) of all multi-unit dwelling Ontarians from nearby access points, and a clear majority (64%) of the province’s four million multi-unit dwellers would like the choice to live in smoke-free buildings.     


The Lunar Jim Parent Study

Monday, March 26, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid/Alliance Atlantis survey of parents of children 2-5 years of age finds that four in ten (39%) parents hope their child works in Sciences when he/she grows up and 22% believe their child has science-related aspirations as well.     


Many Young Women Try To Avoid Or Limit Physical Activity During Their Period

Monday, March 26, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of Playtex Canada reports that many (31%) active young women across the country often avoid or limit their physical activity during their periods.     


8 In 10 Canadians (79%) Want Current And Historic Canadian Flags Flown At Vimy Ridge 90th Anniversary Ceremony

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Toronto, ON – A poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for the Dominion Institute shows that a full majority of Canadians (79%) support flying both the modern day Canadian Maple Leaf flag and previous “Red Ensign” Canadian flag at the Vimy Ridge 90th anniversary ceremony that will be taking place on April 9, 2007.     


14th RBC Home Ownership Survey, Part Two: Fixed Mortgages Still Preferred, But Interest In Combination On The Rise

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to the 14th Annual RBC Homeownership Survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid, fixed mortgages are still the most popular choice for potential buyers (49%) and current mortgage holders (54% current homeowners plan to renew fixed). In comparison, 13% of potential buyers and 23% of current homeowners would opt for variable and 38% of potential buyers and 23% of current homeowners would choose combination. Of note, the propensity to plan to go combination is up 8 points among potential buyers (and variable down 7 points). And, sure enough, when informed that research has shown that people in variable rate mortgage will typically pay less interest in the long term, 61% of homeowners that said they planned to go fixed next time, say they'd be more likely to choose variable or combined instead.     


Canadians Favour Investing In Health Care Over Reducing Taxes

Monday, March 19, 2007

Ottawa, ON – A recent Ipsos-Reid study, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, finds that when asked to choose between a wait time guarantee to ensure that patients get timely access to quality health care or a tax-back guarantee that would use the interest savings from paying down the government debt to cut personal taxes, Canadians chose a wait time guarantee by a margin of four-to-one (78% to 20%) over a tax back guarantee.     


Profit Gouging Behind Gas Pump Prices, Not Explanation Mishaps Say Canadians (80%)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Toronto, ON – The latest CanWest /Global News poll conducted by Ipsos Reid finds that an overwhelming number of Canadians reject the petroleum industry’s explanations as to why prices have dialled up at the pump for the last number of weeks and think it’s all profit seeking and nothing else.     


Corporate America Take Note: Environmental Responsibility Is High On Consumers’ Priority List

Friday, March 16, 2007

New York, NY – Amid growing concerns about climate change, Americans are increasingly taking action to reduce their environmental footprint. Six-in-ten adults (61%) have sent items to be recycled in the past 12 months, a 6-percentage-point increase from last summer; more than half (58%) have also chosen products with recycled content; and just under half (44%) have taken steps to be more energy-efficient at home.     


Energy And The Environment Co-Habiting

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Calgary, AB – A new Ipsos Reid survey provided exclusively to CanWest Global Television shows that the intensity amongst Canadians who believe it's possible to increase energy supplies and protect the environment at the same time has risen a significant 18 points since the first sounding in 2001.     


Nearly One Quarter (23%) Of Canadians Are Drawn To The Alberta Boom

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Calgary, AB – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global Television reveals that 23% of Canadians would consider relocating to Alberta for a 25% pay increase.     


Over Two-Thirds (68%) Of Canadians Support Stricter Emission Standards for Alberta

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Calgary, AB – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global Television shows that over two thirds (68%) of Canadians support the view that as Canada’s largest producer of oil and gas, Alberta should be subjected to stricter emission standards even if it means a significant increase to the cost of producing oil and gas.     


Becoming Canadian: A Generational Journey

Friday, March 02, 2007

Toronto, ON – The Dominion Institute and Ipsos Reid have undertaken a unique national online survey that explores the levels of social engagement and attachment to Canada among English-speaking first and second generation Canadian immigrants, and compares these findings to a nationally representative sample of the Canadian population.     


Ipsos Quick Poll On The Downtown Eastside

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Methodology     


Half of Canadians (50%) Are Willing To Spend A Nickel Per Litre More On Gas To Fund Alternative Fuel Research

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Calgary, AB – According to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global Television, half (50%) of Canadians are willing to pay 5 cents more for a litre of gas to fund research for “greener” fuel alternatives. An almost equal number (49%) say no, they are not willing to pay more.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Most In U.S. Have Good Idea Of Number Of U.S. Military Deaths; Severely Underestimate Loss Of Iraqi Civilians

Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Most Canadian Support Troops In Light of Recent Investigation Into Afghanistan Abuses

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Toronto, ON – In the light of the recent launch of an investigation into allegations that Canadian soldiers may have mistreated detainees in Afghanistan, a new Ipsos Reid poll reports that most Canadians (63%) are sceptical that the Canadian public will ever really find out what happened. Many (37%), though, believe that investigation will get to the bottom of the issue.     


Ipsos Quick Poll On Climate Change

Monday, February 19, 2007

Methodology     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Most Doubt Cuba Will Become Democracy After Fidel, But Think Cuba Will Be Better Off When He's Gone

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Ipsos Quick Poll on Sextuplets

Friday, February 02, 2007

Methodology     


Majority (71%) Believe Courts Should Intervene And Give Sextuplets Blood Transfusion If Needed Despite Parent’s Beliefs And Wishes

Friday, February 02, 2007

Toronto, ON,–A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted for CanWest News Service/Global News, indicates that a full majority (71%) of Canadians support the B.C. government which got a court order to seize three of the surviving sextuplets born in Vancouver earlier in January and ensure they got blood transfusions. Two of the sextuplets have already died. The poll found that 29% of Canadians side with the family and believe that the wishes of the parents should be respected even if the babies die.     


Most Canadians (56%) Have Considered Getting Involved In A Charitable Or Non-Profit Organization

Friday, January 26, 2007

Toronto, ON – Most Canadians have considered starting or getting actively involved in a non-profit or charitable organization”, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of Wild Apricot. And, there are several things that would help many Canadians become even keener to get involved in charitable organizations, such as:     


Nearly Seven In Ten Ontarians Would Support Their Government Undertaking Actions To Sue Tobacco Industry For Healthcare Costs Recovery

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to the latest Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the Ontario Tobacco-free Network, the majority of Ontarians would support the “government of Ontario undertaking actions to sue the tobacco industry for healthcare costs recovery”. Initial support for a lawsuit is reported at 63%, but after being read a series of statements portraying four main positive (2 statements) and negative (2 statements) arguments about this potential action, Ontarians’ support climbs 4 points to 67% saying they would support such an action. (The full report, including the statements tested for effect on support, is available on the Ipsos website at www.ipsos.ca)     


Canada Speaks Presented by Sympatico / MSN

Monday, January 22, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Canada Speaks survey released today by Sympatico/MSN reports that Canadians rate “firefighters” (93%) as the most ‘trustworthy’ profession in Canada, followed by “nurses” (87%), “pharmacists” (86%), “airline pilots” (81%), and “doctors” (80%). Among the least trusted professions, according to the survey, are “Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)” (21%), “trade unions” (19%), “local” (12%) and “national” (7%) politicians, and “car salespeople” (7%). The poll was conducted for Sympatico / MSN by Ipsos Reid.     


Canadians Look Back On 2006 And Look Forward To 2007

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Toronto, ON – As the year 2006 comes to a close and our thoughts turn to the coming days of 2007, a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global News reports that the majority of Canadians (76%) look back upon the year 2006 as “good year overall” in comparison to years past. One in five (21%), though, say 2006 was a “bad year overall” in their opinion.     


RBC RRSP Poll Shows Retirement Planning Can Pay Off

Monday, December 18, 2006

Toronto, ON - According to RBC’s 16th Annual RRSP Survey, home ownership (61%) and retirement savings (56%) are the top two financial priorities for Canadians. Other financial goals such as reducing debt (53%), trying to keep their head above water (53%) and saving for a rainy day (45%) rate further below on their financial priorities list.     


Infrastructure On The Move

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the Canadian Urban Transit Association reveals that, among Canadians who have access to public transit in their community, strong majorities express concerns about current funding to public transit infrastructure, and most are worried about what the future may hold for the transit systems in their communities.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Few Expect Victory in Iraq

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Canadians Assess The Canadian Media And Its Coverage Of The Afghanistan Mission

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Toronto, ON – A majority of Canadians (54%) believe that when they think of what they have seen, read or heard, overall in the Canadian media on Canada's role and mission in Afghanistan they think that the Canadian media are neither against nor in favour of Canada's involvement in Afghanistan and are reporting the mission in a fair and balanced way that reflects what's really going on there according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted for and released today by the Canadian Journalism Foundation.     


Canadians Shrug Off Nation Status Issue

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Toronto, ON – Canadians are largely reacting to the recently introduced and approved motion by the Conservative Party government which defines the Quebecois as "a nation within a united Canada” with apparent indifference, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global News.     


Concern Over Identity Theft Is Changing Consumer Behaviour

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Toronto, ON – A new survey released today by Capital One and conducted by Ipsos Reid asked Canadians across the country about identity theft.     


Canadians Agree That A Patient Wait Time Guarantee Is The Most Important Priority For Canada’s New Government

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ottawa, ON –According to an Ipsos Reid survey among the general public, a majority of Canadian adults rank a patient wait times guarantee as more important than any other of the Government’s priorities. Of the five policy promises made by the Government of Canada during the last federal election, 42% of Canadians said that “a patient wait time guarantee that would reduce wait times for key health services” was the most important to them personally. This compares to lowering taxes (19%), restoring accountability to Ottawa (14%), tackling crime (14%), and implementing a choice in childcare program (9%).     


More Than Half Of Canadian Youth Feel That Donating Blood Has A Major Impact On Their Community

Monday, November 27, 2006

Ottawa, ON – While young Canadians are more likely to say that donating blood has a major impact in terms of the contribution it makes to their community (52%) compared to donating used clothing or household articles (33%), they are far more likely to do the latter in the next 12 months (54% say they are very likely to donate used clothing or household articles vs. 14% who say they are very likely to donate blood).     


AP/Ipsos: Venezuela Pre-Election Results

Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Ipsos Reid Poll On Environmental Actions

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The results of this poll are now available for download.     


More Americans Than Canadians (Almost Half) Find Anti-Terrorism Laws Intrusive - Queen's International Surveillance Survey Finds

Monday, November 13, 2006

KINGSTON, Ont. - Almost half of Canadians and even more Americans say they find new laws aimed at protecting national security post 9/11 intrusive.     


Farmers Say More Input Needed For Informed Decisions On Canadian Wheat Board Future

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Winnipeg, MB – The Cereal Trends Watch, prepared by Ipsos Reid’s Agribusiness, Food and Animal Health Division, shows that almost six-in-ten (58%) cereal growers in Western Canada believe governments and farm organizations do not have sufficient input from farmers in order to make an informed decision about the role of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). And when all things are considered, more than seven-in-ten growers (72%) say they support the CWB.     


Consumers Knowledgeable And Supportive Of Company Business Intelligence Activities, But Very Suspicious About Data Mining

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Vancouver, BC— According to a province-wide online study of nearly 600 adult BC and AB residents conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA), consumers are very knowledgeable and supportive of companies that conduct business intelligence (BI) activities, and personally participate in a wide number of these activities. However, consumers are also very skeptical and suspicious about data mining, and have significant concerns about invasion of personal privacy, and the potential misuse of this information.     


The Responsible Gaming Council Poker Poll

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Toronto, ON - An Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the Responsible Gaming Council finds that 21% of adult Ontarians play poker for money. In fact, 4% or nearly 350,000, play "often".     


Environment Tops The List Of Priorities For Canadians - First Time Since July 1990

Monday, November 06, 2006

Toronto, ON - For the first time since July of 1990, the environment (26%) tops the list of issues Canadians feel should receive the greatest attention from Canada's leaders. Trailing closely behind the environment as a priority for Canadians are the issues of healthcare/Medicare (24%) and international war/conflict (14%).     


Substantial Wage Increase To Retain And Attract Municipal Workers Supported By Three-Quarters Of Lower Mainland Residents

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Vancouver, BC — A series of questions regarding benefits for municipal workers in British Columbia was added to the BC Reid Express telephone omnibus in October of 2006. According to the survey, three-quarters (75%) of Lower Mainland residents support a substantial wage increase as one measure to ensure that municipalities can get the employees needed to provide quality service to residents. Prior to responding, municipal employee attraction and retention challenges, including vacant positions due to a lack of qualified or interested applicants, were outlined for participants.     


Support For The Toronto World Expo Bid

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY     


Talking About Charities 2006: Tracking Canadian's Opinions About Charities and The Issues Affecting Them

Thursday, October 19, 2006

OVERVIEW     


Ipsos Quick Poll On Environmental Issues

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Methodology     


Support For War In Afghanistan Climbs (+6 Points) In Wake Of Hamid Karzai's Visit

Friday, October 06, 2006

Toronto, ON - It would appear that Afghan President Hamid Karzai's recent visit to Canada and speech to Parliament and Prime Minister Harper's impassioned oration at the United Nations have had the effect of bolstering support for the war in Afghanistan, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global News.     


A Public Opinion Survey Of Canadians And Americans

Thursday, October 05, 2006

There are clear signs of friendship between Canada and The United States, on both sides of the border. Each country considers the other to be a friend and ally, and both rank fighting global terrorism as the number one priority for our governments to be addressing at this time. Canada's contributions in this important area are being recognized, and there is, in many respects, mutual support for co-operation between the two governments.     


Canadians Concerned About Climate Change

Monday, October 02, 2006

Toronto, ON - A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of CanWest Global reports that a near consensus (90%) of Canadians express some degree of concern about the issue of climate change, with most (57%) saying they are either "definitely concerned" (40%) or "extremely concerned" (17%) about this issue.     


Majority (54%) Feel P.M. Was Wrong Not To Attend Recent International AIDS Conference

Monday, September 04, 2006

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest Global reports that a majority [54%] of Canadians believe that Prime Minster Stephen Harper’s decision not to personally attend the Internal AIDS conference held recently in Toronto and instead tour Canada’s Arctic North and to delay a planned announcement on funding for AIDS because things had become too "politicized" was "wrong to do", compared to 43% who feel that he was "right not to attend the conference and to [delay] the funding announcement".     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Fears Of Another Terror Attack Remain Real; Especially In New York, Washington

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: A Year After Katrina, Most Don't Believe The Nation Is Ready For Another Major Disaster

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Only One In Five (19%) Blame Israel For Current And On-Going Mid-East Conflicts vs. 47% Who Blame Others In The Region

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Toronto, ON – A new national survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of CanWest/Global News reports that when asked who they blame most for current and on-going conflicts in the Middle East region many more Canadians (47%) point to “other groups and countries in the region such as the Palestinian and Hezbollah militias, and Iran and Syria” than to the “government and state of Israel” (19%).     


Vast Majority Of Mississippi And Louisiana Homeowners Satisfied With Their Insurance Companies In Wake Of Hurricane Katrina

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Canada Speaks: Presented by Sympatico / MSN

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Toronto, ON – According to a new Canada Speaks survey released by Sympatico / MSN, most Canadians (54%) are scaling back from their usual long weekend plans this year because of higher gas prices and are likely to spend time sitting on a patio, deck or lawn chair having a drink (41%). The poll was conducted for Sympatico / MSN by Ipsos Reid.     


As Canadian War Casualties Mount, Support For Afghanistan Mission Sinks

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Toronto, ON - As more and more fallen Canadian soldiers are brought home from the battlegrounds in Afghanistan, a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global reports support for Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan has sunk over the past few months.     


Life In Alberta's Municipalities

Friday, April 21, 2006

Calgary, AB – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for the National Post and CanWest News Service/Global News finds that Albertans feel positively towards their quality of life. Overall, 98% of Albertans say the overall quality of life in their community is good and one-third (34%) feel the quality of life has “improved” over the past three years.     


Canadian Farmers Support A Conservative Government

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Winnipeg, MB – A new Ipsos Reid poll released this morning indicates that farmers in Canada want a Conservative federal government. The survey shows that a majority of Canadian farmers would vote Conservative (64%). This is nearly identical to the intentions of Canadian farmers prior to the election in 2004, when 60% indicated an intention to vote Conservative.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Most Living In Eight Countries Allied With U.S. Want Nothing To Do With Secret Interrogation Of Suspected Terrorists

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Calgarians Support Private Healthcare Clinics

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Calgary, AB – As the debate over private healthcare continues, a new Ipsos Reid/Calgary Herald poll finds that most Calgarians (62%) support the Alberta government allowing patients to purchase non-emergency surgeries from private clinics. In contrast, only 36% are opposed to this idea. Yet despite Calgarians’ high level of support for allowing patients to privately purchase non-emergency surgeries, fewer say they would actually purchase insurance to cover these services (48% “yes”, 50% “no”).     


Albertans Continue To Oppose Same Sex Marriage

Monday, August 08, 2005

Calgary, AB – With same-sex marriage now established in law, a new Ipsos Reid poll shows that a majority (56%) of Albertans disapprove of the federal Civil Marriage Act (Bill C-38) that redefines marriage to include same-sex couples, and forces all levels of government to recognize same-sex marriages. And, despite vigorous public debate, court rulings, and now federal legislation, Albertan’s core attitudes remain in opposition to same-sex marriage.     


According To Many Canadians (39%) Same Sex Marriage Debates Have Given Rise To Increased Discrimination Towards Gays And Lesbians

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos-Reid survey conducted for the Dominion Institute shows that many Canadians (39%) believe the recent debates over same sex marriage have increased discrimination towards Gays and Lesbians. In the alternate, one in ten Canadians (9%) think the same sex marriage debates have decreased discrimination towards Gays and Lesbians, while 48% believe the debates have had no effect in this respect.     


Alberta Workplace Smoking Ban

Monday, February 07, 2005

Edmonton, AB – A new Ipsos-Reid poll conducted on behalf of The Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta shows that 68% of Alberta residents would support provincial legislation to make all workplaces smoke-free, including bars, restaurants and gaming establishments. This includes 55% who say they would “strongly support” such legislation and 13% who would “somewhat support” it. In contrast, one-third of Albertans (32%) say they would oppose the legislation - 22% say they would “strongly oppose” while 10% would “somewhat oppose” it.

  • Support for the legislation is fairly steady across the province ranging from 67% in the City of Edmonton, 72% in Calgary and 64% elsewhere in the province.
  • There is also very little difference by gender on this question with 66% of men supporting the legislation along with 70% of women.
  • Results are also fairly consistent across age groups with 70% of those aged 18-34, 66% of those aged 35-54 and 70% of those aged 55+ saying they would support the legislation.
    


Canadians Divided on Kyoto Ratification

Friday, November 01, 2002

Calgary, AB – As the debate over ratification of the Kyoto Protocol intensifies, a new Ipsos-Reid poll shows a country clearly divided over what their federal government should do. Half of Canadians (45%) say the Government of Canada “should withdraw from the Kyoto protocol and develop a made-in-Canada plan for reducing greenhouse gasses”. Virtually the same number (44%) say that Canada should “ratify the Kyoto Protocol”. Meanwhile, one in ten (9%) say they “don’t know” what the federal government should do.     


Albertans and the Kyoto Protocol

Thursday, June 06, 2002

Calgary, ALBERTA- These are the preliminary key findings of an Ipsos-Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Government of Alberta between April 18th and 28th, 2002. The poll is based on a randomly selected sample of 1000 adult Albertans. With a sample of this size, the results are considered accurate to within ± 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, of what they would have been had the entire adult population of Alberta been surveyed. The margin of error will be larger for sub-groupings of the survey population. These data were statistically weighted to ensure the sample's region, age and gender composition reflects that of the actual Alberta population according to the 1996 Census data.     


CRIME AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

Sunday, July 27, 1997

A recent National Angus Reid/CTV News Poll, conducted between May 28th and June 2nd among a representative cross-section of 1,516 Canadians, shows that most Canadians believe that crime in their communities has been on the increase, with this concern especially marked in western Canada. This survey also reveals significant public confidence in the police, somewhat less in the courts, and much less in the prison system, the Young Offenders Act and the parole system.