Highlights / opinion

International, Society

More Canadians have a poor opinion of the U.S.

Fewer than half of Canadians (44 per cent) have a favourable or somewhat favourable opinion of the United States compared to 68 per cent in the fall of 2012, according to surveys. The Focus Canada program has been tracking attitudes »

Economy, International, Politics

Canadians view of China continues to decline, but also that of the U.S,

The latest national poll conducted by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute shows a new low in Canadians opinion of China. That said, Canadians opinion of the U.S is also down to a 40 year low The poll shows only 14 »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Natural gas pipeline and blockades divide Canadians

The construction of a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia has  divided Canadian opinion. A small group of hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs and supporters has opposed the project, while the elected chiefs, and apparently most of the Wet’suwet’en, have approved »

International, Politics

Survey: Canadians split on issue of U.S. killing of Iranian general.

A new survey  by the Angus Reid Institute shows a little over half of Canadians feel the killing of Gen. Qassim Soleilmani was not a good move by the U.S.  Three in ten said it was a good move and »

Terry Haig, Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online, Oct 18.19.20, 2019

Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Canada’s election and political opinion polls: Can they influence voters? In any major election, there are almost always dozens of opinion polls taken, and often on a daily basis. They »

International, Politics

What Canadians think of world leaders

(public commenting open on all RCI  stories-scroll to bottom to post or read comments of others) Leaders of the world’s G7 countries are gathering in Canada this week for the G7 Summit. It is expected as usual that cordiality among »

International, Politics

Trump drags down world opinion of U.S. leadership

A worldwide survey has found the approval rating of U.S. leadership under Donald Trump has sunk nearly 20 points to 30, and Canadians’ opinions of him dropped most among western countries. Germany gets best rating Germany replaced the U.S. as »

Immigration & Refugees, International

World opinion on migrants: Unease mounts

Almost half (48%) of the thousands interviewed say there are too many immigrants in their country. An Ipsos survey of opinion in 25 countries around the world shows a high level of unease with migration, whether immigration, migrants or refugees. »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Many want immigrants tested for Canadian values

Another public opinion survey has been conducted to test Canadian attitudes towards immigrants and it found almost three-quarters of respondents think they should be tested on “Canadian values.” This is a controversial idea held by Kellie Leitch, a candidate for the »

International, Society

Canadians becoming desensitized to terror stories, but concerned about travel

It seems almost every night, the news reports some horrific terrorist act, mass shooting, deliberate airline crash, bombing, or some other form of violence. One of the largest international polling firms has conducted a survey of Canadian attitudes to such »