IPSOS Public Affairs Datasets

The Ipsos Canadian Public Affairs Dataverse is a repository of over 60 Ipsos Canada surveys that shed light on Canadian culture, politics, and society. All data is open access. This resource has been graciously donated to LISPOP and Wilfrid Laurier University by Ipsos Canada.

  • The Dominion Institute (2007)

    All Dominion Institute Surveys focus on the knowledgeability of Canadians in issues that deal with citizenship, culture, and heritage.

    The Dominion Institute, Becoming Canadian Poll, 2007 [Canada] is a short survey interested in studying immigrants to Canada and how they perceive their ethnic identities.  Specific topics in this survey covered ethinic and cultural identification and its' importance, number of friends of the same racial background, participation in activities, groups, and organizations, and one's sense of belonging to Canada. There were 8128 respondents recorded.

  • The Dominion Institute (2005)

    All Dominion Institute Surveys focus on the knowledgeability of Canadians in issues that deal with citizenship, culture, and political participation. 

    The Dominion Institute, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Survey, 2005 [Canada] is a short survey interested in studying racism and racial prejudice. Specific topics in this survey covered racism, groups vulnerable to discrimination, personal opinion and treatment of other races, and prejudice. There were 1001 respondents recorded.

  • The Dominion Institute (2003)

    The Dominion Institute, Canada Day Poll, 2003 [Canada] is a short survey interested in studying Canadians knowledge of Canada's international and military history. All Dominion Institute Surveys focus on the knowledgeability of Canadians in issues that deal with citizenship, culture, and heritage. Specific topics in this survey cover history, international relations, military, and peacekeeping. There were 1,055 respondents recorded.

  • The Dominion Institute (2002)

    All Dominion Institute Surveys focus on the knowledgeability of Canadians in issues that deal with citizenship, culture, and heritage. 

    The Dominion Institute, Canada Day Poll, 2002 [Canada] is a short survey interested in studying Canadian's conceptions of accomplishments, opinion of Americans, and opinion on their own accomplishments. Specific topics in this survey cover Canadian accomplishments, recognition of accomplishment, how to determine a great Canadian, and comparisons to Americans regarding modesty about accomplishments. There were 1000 Canadian respondents recorded.

  • The Dominion Institute (2001)

    All Dominion Institute Surveys focus on the knowledgeability of Canadians in issues that deal with citizenship, culture, and heritage.

    The Dominion Institute, Prime Ministers Survey, 2001 [Canada] is a short survey interested in studying Canadians political knowledge of former prime ministers.  Specific topics in this survey covered Canada's first prime minister, first francophone prime minister, and the possibility of implementing a new holiday to honour prime ministers. There were 1000 respondents recorded.

  • National Angus Reid Polls (1990)

    The Ipsos-Reid, National Angus Reid Poll, November 1990 [Canada] asks the public for their opinion on federal and provincial politics. It also asks questions regarding the GST and how the public feel about it. The survey seeks the public's opinion on the GST and how they would like the government to react. Not only is the survey seeking answers about politics it also asks about cleaning products and its relation to the respondent. Questions ask the respondent about the usage of products such as baking soda, washing soda, and their usage of 'green' products.

  • National Angus Reid Polls (1991)

    The Ipsos-Reid, National Angus Reid Poll consists of core questions, but branches out into other issues depending on month and year. Questions consistent to each survey deal with federal and provincial politics.

    January 1991 - books, products and services, universities, and GST.

    February 1991 - 

    March 1991 - economy, employment, the federal budget, Federal Sales Tax (FST), Government Sales Tax (GST), and no-fault insurance.

  • National Angus Reid Poll (1992)

    National Angus Reid Polls Polls, from 1990-1995, measure the opinions of Canadians on topics such as politics and current events

    January 1992 [Canada] delves further into Aboriginals and health care. Other topics include doctor consultation, environment, financial services, and banking institutions.

    February 1992 [Canada] delves further into food consumption. Other topics include Canada's views on agriculture and food in British Columbia.

    March 1992 [Canada] delves further into Quebec, roads and streets, and Sunday shopping.

  • National Angus Reid Poll (1993)

    National Angus Reid Polls Polls, from 1990-1995, measure the opinions of Canadians on topics such as politics and current events.

    New Year's Survey, January 1993 [Canada] delves further into the topics of hazardous waste disposal, charitable donations, trade and competitiveness, and credit cards.

    January 1993 [Canada] delves further into the Royal family, gay rights, and the gulf war. Additional sections include education, company communication, AIDS, alcohol, waste disposal, religion, cable TV, telephone service, and insomnia