Seven in 10 polled say helping families living below the poverty line should be the main investment priority for the government, while only 17 per cent say the same for support of Indigenous communities, according to the Ipsos survey commissioned by Yahoo Canada.
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, scored lower than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in every category surveyed by Ipsos and received the most support in Alberta, where the economy has been hurt by low commodity prices. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership style is preferred by more Canadians when compared to U.S. President Donald Trump, a new poll suggests. Sean Simpson, vice-president of Ipsos Public Affairs Canada, says Trudeau “crushed” Trump on issues related to style, but performed less spectacularly on issues of substance.
When asked, “What does it mean to be Canadian?” one of the most common responses is: diversity. But while Canada is internationally recognized as a multicultural nation, a new poll reveals Canadians may not be as tolerant of refugees and immigrants as they may think. In particular, there are many myths and misconceptions about Syrian refugees, especially when it comes to health care.
A poll commissioned by Yahoo Canada News found that 75 per cent of Canadians rank ‘improving’ health care as their top priority for the federal government. If you ask a Canadian what they care most about the country, chances are you’ll get a different set of values depending on where you are and who you’re talking to — except when it comes to health care. According to results of a recent Yahoo Canada-Ipsos poll, 75 per cent of Canadians would rank improving health care as the No. 1 or 2 item that the federal government should prioritize.
You can’t have a conversation about Canadian attitudes towards immigration without talking about white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy and hetero-normativity. What can I say?We live in a neo-colonial state and white supremacy dictates who is fit to be a Canadian and who is not. What if we were like, ”yeah, Canada is kind of a second rate country.” Why is it so important to people when we criticize Canada 150 for example, that they come back and tell us about the good things.
We shared the results of the Ipsos poll with Hannah Sung, co-host of Colour Code, a podcast about race by the Globe and Mail, and talked about her thoughts on the findings.
What does this poll tell us about the state of the Canadian public? The state of the Canadian public is divided on the issues. A lot of it is affected by security concerns and anxieties people have around security.
A Syrian refugee looks up as her father holds her and a Canadian flag as they arrive at Pearson Toronto International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, December 18, 2015. People outside of this country may be confident in their assumptions that Canadians are friendly, polite, peaceful and tolerant. Yahoo Canada partnered with Ipsos Public Affairs to explore how Canadians view their relationships with the world and each other.