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.
Angus Reid’s most recent poll, released on March 28, has the Liberals trailing by nine percentage points, with 28 per cent support compared to 37 per cent for the Conservatives. That deficit is in the same range other pollsters have found of late, but it’s how they got there that might worry Justin Trudeau’s party.
According to the Angus Reid release, Ford has faced criticism for his government’s decision to increase class sizes under the province’s new education plan. Ford was, however, cleared of personal wrongdoing in an ethics investigation looking into the appointment of his long-time friend Ron Taverner as Ontario Provincial Police commissioner.
He is well into the second year of his NDP government’s mandate but John Horgan’s popularity among British Columbians doesn’t seem to be waning, according to a recent Angus Reid poll than ranks Canada’s most popular first ministers. The results are based on an online survey conducted March 11–24 of 5,807 members of the Angus Reid Forum.
As the legislation stands, any baby born on Canadian soil is automatically granted citizenship, even if the parents are in the country only on a tourist visa. A poll by the Angus Reid Institute Thursday says 64 per cent of Canadians say that shouldn’t be the case.
“In many ways, Quebec is getting a good deal in Canada,” said Angus Reid. “It’s getting all kinds of special treatment and so it’s not surprising that Quebecers have largely abandoned the idea of separation for now.” Alberta, Reid added, has an economy that has been suffering because of the issues in distribution of oil and gas, leading to “tremendous frustration” within the province.
After CBC reported Saturday that the father at the centre of the measles outbreak in Vancouver didn't vaccinate his children, a social media firestorm was ignited with comments flooding in from supporters of vaccinations as well as those more skeptical about their use. A new Angus Reid poll suggests that 70 per cent of Canadians support mandatory vaccinations, but nearly a third of Canadians believe the science on vaccinations is not clear.
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