Research with the Angus Reid Institute

Extensive public opinion research shows that faith and religion are an integral part of Canadian society. Cardus and the Angus Reid Institute are cooperating to bring this research into the conversation about Canadian public life.




Canada across the religious spectrum: A portrait of the nation’s inter-faith perspectives during Holy Week

Canada across the religious spectrum: A portrait of the nation’s inter-faith perspectives during Holy Week (April 18, 2022)


Young leaders in Canada: Plurality emphasize restructuring society over improving existing systems (November 10, 2021)



Religious Canadians praying for return to in-person worship, but won’t forsake online services in future (April 1, 2021)



Child Care in Canada: Little consensus over best approach to assist parents of little children (March 3, 2021)



COVID Christmas: High anxiety around surging infections, but many won’t commit to staying home for the holidays (December 7, 2020)



Philanthropy, Pandemic & Political Scandal: COVID-19 curtails donor giving; WE affair weakens trust in charities (September 17, 2020)


Holy Week at Home: Canadians of faith turn to prayer & tech as COVID-19 disrupts Easter and other celebrations  (April 10, 2020)


Freedom of religion widely valued in Canada, but the role of faith in modern society still a source of debate (December 4, 2019)



The Politics of Faith: Does a leader’s personal religious practice hurt or help with voters? It depends (November 28, 2019)


A Portrait of social isolation and loneliness in Canada today (June 17, 2019)

Portrait de l’isolement social et de la solitude au Canada aujourd’hui (17 juin, 2019)



Faith in the Public Square? A comprehensive study of the segments of Canadian society (November 23, 2018)



Religious Freedom in Canada: Perspectives from First and Second-Generation Canadians (September 13, 2018)



Faith and Immigration: New Canadians rely on religious communities for material, spiritual support (July 9, 2018)

Funding religious schools: the majority of Canadians say at least some public dollars should be provided (December 14, 2017)

Faith and Religion in Public Life: Canadians deeply divided over the role of faith in the public square (November 16, 2017)



Canada at 150: Religion seen to have played a positive role in local communities, less so on the national stage (June 29, 2017)



Spirituality in a changing world: Half say faith is ‘important’ to how they consider society’s problems (May 17, 2017)



A spectrum of spirituality: Canadians keep the faith to varying degrees, but few reject it entirely (April 13, 2017)