Public Affairs Research

What does the public think and feel about the issues of the day?

Every week, INNOVATIVE researchers explore basic public opinion questions:

  • What are the key issues the public is talking about?
  • How are they reacting to breaking issues?
  • What are the public’s expectations of government?

INNOVATIVE consultants come both from the practical world of campaigns and issues management and the academic world of political science. Combining our experience managing campaigns and issues across Canada with latest insights from the academic world gives us an edge. That’s how we help our clients understand what the public really thinks about an issue, and how they are likely to react when new information is presented, or passions are inflamed.

Latest Articles on Public Affairs & Opinion Research:

February 25, 2022

Canadians Say COVID is Over for Now but Not Necessarily Forever

Canadians believe it is time for a lull in COVID restrictions, but see a real risk of future waves. These findings are from the latest waves […]
February 18, 2022

What Defines Truck Convoy Protesters?

Has the truck convoy unveiled a new politics in Canada? Today, INNOVATIVE released a new analysis of our protest tracking from the first two weeks of […]
February 16, 2022

Comparing Public Reactions to Truckers Convoy and the Coastal Link Protest Show Surface Similarities but Deep Underlying Differences

Canadians view protests through strongly partisan lenses. In March 2020, INNOVATIVE asked 1,200 Canadians how they felt about the protests held across Canada against a natural […]
February 16, 2022

Opposition and Attention Increase as More Canadians are Paying Attention to the “Trucker” Protest

Polling last weekend shows opposition and attention to the protests continuing to increase as the demonstrations escalated into their third week. These findings are from the […]
February 9, 2022

Both the Liberal Government and Protestors are Losing Ground as the Stalemate Continues

Opposition to both the protests and the Liberal response to the issue have increased since last week. These are the findings from INNOVATIVE’s Canada This Month […]
February 3, 2022

Opposition Growing to Truckers’ Protest

Opposition to the ongoing protests by truckers has grown since late last week. These are the findings from INNOVATIVE’s Canada This Month survey, in field from […]
January 31, 2022

Three-in-Ten Support “Truckers’” Protest

Thirty-one percent (31%) of Canadians support the idea of the “truckers’” protest while 38% support bringing back the exemption for unvaccinated truck drivers.  These are the […]
January 19, 2022

Almost Half of Canadians Feel Governments are Doing their Best on COVID-19 Restrictions

While Canadians are more divided on COVID restrictions, most do not agree the current restrictions are an over-reaction to the new variant and almost half feel […]

Latest Articles on Public Affairs & Opinion Research:

February 25, 2022

Canadians Say COVID is Over for Now but Not Necessarily Forever

Canadians believe it is time for a lull in COVID restrictions, but see a real risk of future waves. These findings are from the latest waves […]
February 18, 2022

What Defines Truck Convoy Protesters?

Has the truck convoy unveiled a new politics in Canada? Today, INNOVATIVE released a new analysis of our protest tracking from the first two weeks of […]
February 16, 2022

Comparing Public Reactions to Truckers Convoy and the Coastal Link Protest Show Surface Similarities but Deep Underlying Differences

Canadians view protests through strongly partisan lenses. In March 2020, INNOVATIVE asked 1,200 Canadians how they felt about the protests held across Canada against a natural […]
February 16, 2022

Opposition and Attention Increase as More Canadians are Paying Attention to the “Trucker” Protest

Polling last weekend shows opposition and attention to the protests continuing to increase as the demonstrations escalated into their third week. These findings are from the […]
February 9, 2022

Both the Liberal Government and Protestors are Losing Ground as the Stalemate Continues

Opposition to both the protests and the Liberal response to the issue have increased since last week. These are the findings from INNOVATIVE’s Canada This Month […]
February 3, 2022

Opposition Growing to Truckers’ Protest

Opposition to the ongoing protests by truckers has grown since late last week. These are the findings from INNOVATIVE’s Canada This Month survey, in field from […]
January 31, 2022

Three-in-Ten Support “Truckers’” Protest

Thirty-one percent (31%) of Canadians support the idea of the “truckers’” protest while 38% support bringing back the exemption for unvaccinated truck drivers.  These are the […]
January 19, 2022

Almost Half of Canadians Feel Governments are Doing their Best on COVID-19 Restrictions

While Canadians are more divided on COVID restrictions, most do not agree the current restrictions are an over-reaction to the new variant and almost half feel […]