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Ontario poll on the Liberal leadership race: Ontarians give Crombie highest scores, best outlook against Ford

Pluriel's November 2023 What Canadians Think omnibus survey was in the field on November 26th, the day of the Ontario Liberal Party's leadership vote. Here we provide a unique snapshot into Ontarians' views on the leadership race.

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On eve of new alcohol retail rules in Ontario, 47% support beer & wine in convenience stores

With the Ontario government set to announce a new deal in alcohol retail, a Pluriel poll finds 47% support for beer and wine sales in convenience stores, while only 29% oppose.

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Federal conservatives maintain lead, substantial gap in personal vs. national economic optimism

Poilievre's Conservatives lead Trudeau's Liberals 39% to 25%. There is a mismatch between Canadians' relative optimism for their personal finances vs. the nation's economy as a whole, and these trends are apparent in how they rate Trudeau's performance as PM.

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Large majority of Canadians want Bank of Canada to lower interest rates, believe economy is in recession

Ahead of the December 6th interest rate announcement by the Bank of Canada, 68% of Canadians think it's time for interest rates to start coming down.

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Introducing Pluriel’s Economic Precarity Index: Measuring our Financial Stress

A majority of Canadians report that they’re living paycheque-to-paycheque and that they’re very or somewhat stressed about covering their monthly expenses. With the cost of food dominating headlines about inflation, 25% have skipped a meal.

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Pluriel’s Halloween Survey: 40% of Canadians believe in ghosts

Pluriel's Halloween survey finds that 40% of Canadians believe in ghosts, 11% of Canadians have seen a ghost, and 25% have sensed that a ghost was nearby.

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Half of Torontonians are living paycheque-to-paycheque

50% of Toronto residents live paycheque-to-paycheque. Nearly nine-in-ten Torontonians say if they leave the city, high cost-of-living will be a driving force.

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Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow receives net +24 point approval rating

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow nets a +24-point approval rating in October. But with 41% of Torontonians saying their assessment of her performance is "neutral" or that they "don't know," Chow has an opportunity to further shape public opinion before it solidifies.

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Most Torontonians concerned about rideshare driver freeze’s impact on wait times and prices

Majority of Torontonians believe a rideshare freeze will only make life more difficult and more expensive.

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Few Canadians support an Alberta withdrawal from the Canada Pension Plan

In partnership with the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), we surveyed Canadians on Alberta’s proposal to leave the Canada Pension Plan in order to create their own provincial pension for Albertans. 

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Most Canadians say politicians’ personal lives don’t affect their opinions

Canadians say they don’t put much weight on the personal lives of their political leaders.

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Snapshot of sentiments on Truth and Reconciliation ahead of National Day

Canadians are optimistic about reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, but believe the country still has much work to do.

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Canada-India relations in aftermath of assassination allegations

Most Canadians (53%) view the alleged incident a “major foreign policy crisis.”

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The housing crisis in Canada: Despair, anger, and worry amongst Canadians

New data from Pluriel Research’s What Canadians Think survey finds that despair is a dominant emotion felt by Canadians when it comes to housing.

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Young Canadians least satisfied with mental health

61% of Canadians say they are satisfied with their mental health, but that number dips sharply among young people.

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How Canadians feel about AI is heavily influenced by their age

Do you think AI will have a positive or negative impact on the economy? How you answer may depend on your age.

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Majority of Canadians say they would not take new drugs used for weight loss

Even among Canadians who say they are dissatisfied with their weight, a majority said they would either definitely or probably be unwilling to take drugs used for weight loss like Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro.

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Conservatives open up 9-point lead over Trudeau Liberals

Pierre Poilievre's Conservatives have opened up a sizeable lead over Justin Trudeau's Liberals and are ahead in every part of the country except Quebec.

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93% of Canadians report a higher cost of living than last year. This is who they blame.

Nearly all Canadians say their cost of living is higher than last year. Few think governments are doing enough about it.

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