Highlights/attitudes

Society

Anti-fat attitudes surge after celebrity fat-shaming: study

It is common for celebrities to be criticized about their weight and psychologists have found that when that happens, women’s negative attitudes about fat increase. Psychologists at McGill University looked at 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming and women’s attitudes before» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Most Canadians hold positive views about immigrants: survey

Canadians have the highest proportion of people favourable to immigrants when compared with the world’s top migrant destinations, reports the Washington-based Pew Research Centre. The report says 68 per cent of Canadian believe immigrants make their country stronger while 27» 

Society

What Canadians hate most about winter

Winter is long in Canada and when asked an open-ended question in a survey, 55 per cent of respondents cited the cold as what they dislike the most. That was followed by 25 per cent who cited snow and 10» 

Society

Over one-quarter of Canadians regret retiring: poll

A public opinion poll has found that 27 per cent of retired Canadians regret having left their jobs and 23 per cent of retirees have tried to re-enter the labour market. When asked why they chose to return to work,» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Science needed to solve world issues, say Canadians

A new survey suggests that 75 per cent of Canadians think that critical challenges facing the world will need to be solved by science and technology. But more than half also think society is turning away from science in favour» 

Society

Canadian employees are less loyal: survey

A survey conducted in 13 countries suggests that only 57 per cent of Canadian employees feel loyal to their employer, well below the global average of 70 per cent. The research, conducted by the consulting firm ADP Research Institute, involved» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canadians are welcoming…but getting nervous

Canadians concerned about illegal border crossings, security Shortly after Donald Trump was officially named as President of the United States, some of those living illegally in the US and /or awaiting word on their refugee claims began to worry about» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada is not immune to the rise of populism, suggest poll

Those Canadians who watch U.S. President Donald Trump with horror should not take any comfort in assuming Canadians would not elect a similar leader. A yearly public opinion survey suggests Canadian attitudes have changed in the last year and are» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

What you think you know about your country, vs. reality and facts

We get the news, we talk to others, and we get an idea of what’s going on around us. It seems however that our beliefs about situations in our respective countries, may be quite far from the reality, the facts» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada and Muslims: “They’re not the problem, they’re partners against radicalization,

A new survey of Canadian attitudes towards the Muslim community shows a slight majority see them as partners in the fight against radicalization, and not part of the problem. However, the survey also shows a distinct desire for the Muslim»