National Newswatch

Millions believe in conspiracy theories in Canada

Jun 12 2022 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — We recently completed nationwide surveying among 1500 Canadians. The focus was on the levels of trust people have in institutional sources of information, and belief in conspiracy theories. This is the second in a series called “Trust & Facts: What Canadians Believe” • 44% (the equivalent of 13 million adults) believe “big events like wars, […]

Liberal-NDP deal: By 2 to 1 margin, public thinks it will be good rather than bad for Canada

Mar 28 2022 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — In a time when many people don’t follow politics closely, the fact that 64% say that they were aware of the arrangement announced this week indicates that it cut through as being something worth paying attention to for many people. Awareness levels were fairly similar across Canada’s regions – above 60% everywhere but in Atlantic […]

Public opinion in flux over COVID rules and political unrest caused by protests and convoys

Feb 18 2022 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Sometimes the conversation and coverage of COVID-19 makes it sound like masks, distancing, vaccinations and other measures have all been imposed by government on unwilling citizens. That would be a bad take. And while things are changing right now, most Canadians still prefer caution over risk when it comes to COVID and public policy measures. […]