In the News

Your opinions have an impact on our world. Here are some of the latest news stories where surveys completed by members of the Angus Reid Forum are getting attention and appearing in the news.

The Royals Are Coming to Canada, but Where Will They Live?

The New York Times

Half of Canadians contacted by the Angus Reid Institute, a nonprofit polling organization, “really do not care” if the couple, known formally at least for now as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, lay down roots in Canada, according to a recent survey by the group.

And an overwhelming 73 percent of those polled said they don’t want Canada spending any money on their security.

Most Canadians think the royals aren't relevant anymore, some willing to leave monarchy, poll finds

National Post

According to the poll, 66 per cent of Canadian respondents said the British monarchy is losing or has lost relevance in their lives, while 45 per cent say Canada “should not continue as a constitutional monarchy for generations and generations to come.”

Gig Life Is Lonely and Powerless

The Tyee

The gig economy is quickly becoming a central part of Canadian life. The jobs aren’t just limited to Uber and Skip the Dishes. Grocery stores, laundries and more are banking on a new workforce that will accept jobs on a per-task basis. Even a hallmark of Canadian life — snow shovelling — is being absorbed into the gig economy. A recent startup in Calgary lets homeowners hire shovellers using their smartphones.

Canadians could be buying too much groceries

The Chronicle Herald

By now, most of us have heard the figures around food waste. Canada generates more waste per capita than any other country in the world. 

Every year, close to 60 per cent of food produced in Canada is wasted. That’s more than 35 tonnes of food. Of course, some of it, about 10 per cent, is unavoidable waste. Inedible products, such as bones, parts of produce or unwanted scraps are some examples. But the waste that is avoidable represents a massive amount.

Canadians desire traditional — but not necessarily religious — Christmas celebrations: poll

Global News

The Angus Reid Institute released a survey on Thursday that showed Canadians are increasingly seeing Christmas as a less religious holiday than in years past. There’s also a longing for more traditional celebrations, the poll found.

The results come from an online survey conducted from Dec. 2 to 4 and featuring from a randomized sample of 1,655 Canadian adults who are members of the Angus Reid Forum. The study was self-commissioned and paid for by the Angus Reid Institute.

Albertans least likely to believe their province's economy will improve

DH News Calgary
A recent survey from the Angus Reid Institute found that, out of all of Canada’s provinces, respondents from Alberta were the least likely to believe that its own economy would improve, and most likely to believe it will actually worsen.
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