Global attitudes about women as national leaders

The Environics Institute is releasing a new global survey on public attitudes about the qualifications of women as national leaders

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Canadian Millennial Social Values Study

The Environics Institute has just completed a major new study of Canada's Millennial generation, looking at their social values and how these influence outlook on life, career and civic engagement

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Black Experience in the GTA

What does it mean to be a Black person today in Canada’s largest city?

The Environics Institute, in partnership with Ryerson University's Diversity Institute, United Way Toronto, and the YMCA of Greater Toronto, has conducted a major study focusing on the Black community in the Greater Toronto Area. Stay tuned for a public release of the study findings and conclusions in Septermber 2016.

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April 27, 2017

Webinar series on Canadian Millennials

On April 18-20, the Counselling Foundation of Canada hosted a three-part webinar series featuring the Environics Institute's recently-released Canadian MIllennials Social Values Study. The series featured Institute Exeutive Director Keith Neuman, who presented key results from the research. Each session also included commentary and discussion with noted exp...

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December 30, 2016

Michael Adams named to the Order of Canada

Environics Institute President and Founder Michael Adams was one of more than 100 prominent Canadians to be named by the Governor General to the Order of Canada. Rideau Hall revealed the list today, ahead of the country's 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Order. Established in 1967, it is one of the country's highest civilian honours ...

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October 25, 2016

As many turn away from immigrants, Canada continues our embrace

The following commentary by Michael Adams and Rubin Friedman was published in teh Globe and Mail on October 25, 2016>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Although mass migration has been happening for decades, in recent years the flight of refugees from conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East has produced striking ima...

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What to conclude about public opinion research post-US election

The apparent failure of political polling to accurately predict the stunning outcome of the 2016 US election is raising fresh questions about the validity of this kind of research. There are many reasons why it is becoming more difficult to measure voter intentions and rely ... Read More

Conservatives and the 'values' thing The next leader must embrace the base — without scaring off everyone else

Theh following commentary was published by Michael Adams in the July 15, 2016 edition of iPolitics >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Even as most of us are glued to America's rancorous election, some Canadians--notably committed Conservati... Read More

Muslims and diversity in western democracies: Lessons from Canada

Commentary by Michael Adams, Founder and President of the Environics Institute Sadiq Khan, London’s recently elected mayor and a Muslim, predicted that Hilary Clinton will “trounce” Donald Trump in the U.S. general election in November. Khan’s Conse... Read More

How well do web surveys represent the public?

Arguably the most significant development in survey research over the past decade has been the rapid emergence of web-based online research methods. This trend has been driven primarily by the spread of online access and activity across the population; today roughly nine in ... Read More

Katrina 10 years later – How is New Orleans doing?

Ten years ago this month Hurricane Katrina came ashore at New Orleans and devastated parts of the city, with aftereffects taking an even greater toll on the community in terms of dislocation, government mismanagement, racism and post-traumatic stress. Reconstruction of the i... Read More

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