About EKOS Politics

We launched this website in order to showcase our election research, and our suite of polling technologies including Probit and IVR. We will be updating this site frequently with new polls, analysis and insight into Canadian politics. EKOS's experience, knowledge and sophisticated research designs have contributed positively to many previous elections.

Other EKOS Products

In addition to current political analysis, EKOS also makes available to the public general research of interest, including research in evaluation, general public domain research, as well as a full history of EKOS press releases.

Two-Thirds of Canadians Support Legalizing Marijuana:

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…BUT ONLY IF THEY DON’T SEE IT

This survey was conducted on behalf of La Presse
The full article is available on their website here.

[Ottawa – November 6, 2015] Support for decriminalizing marijuana is up insignificantly from last year, but our long-term tracking shows a clear shift in favour of loosening Canada’s marijuana laws over the last decade. Fully 71 per cent do not believe possession of small amounts of marijuana should be a crime, a dramatic change from 2000 when Canadians were evenly split on the issue. With three of the four federalist… [More...]

Rethinking the Public Interest: Evolving Trends in Values and Attitudes

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By Frank Graves

[Ottawa – October 2, 2014] Influential thinkers, organizers, policy developers and business leaders have gathered to discuss what we can accomplish as a nation at this year’s Canada 2020 conference. To open the conference, Frank Graves presents brand new public opinion data on the major policy challenges facing Canada.

Click here for the full story of how evolving trends in values and attitudes are causing our political leaders to rethink the public interest: Public Record – Canada 2020 conference – Polling Presentation (October 2, 2014)

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Two-Thirds of Canadians Support Decriminalization of Marijuana

HALF OF CONSERVATIVE VOTERS SAY POSSESSION SHOULD NOT BE A CRIME

[Ottawa – January 30, 2014] In our latest poll, we asked Canadians whether they feel that possession of marijuana should be crime. Results reveal that two out of three of Canadians now favour the decriminalization of marijuana, a rather significant shift from just over a decade ago. In 2000, Canadians were fairly evenly split on the issue, with a narrow plurality supporting decriminalization. With three of the four federalist parties now calling for reforms to Canada’s marijuana laws, not to mention the recent wave of politicians who have… [More...]

CANADIANS SUPPORT DECRIMINALIZATION OF MINOR POT POSSESSION AND LEAN TO NOT REINTRODUCING DEATH PENALTY – March 18, 2010

10 YEARS LATER WE ARE MORE PROGRESSIVE ON THESE INDICATORS

[Ottawa – March 18, 2010] – EKOS tested two indicators of social conservatism as part of an ongoing societal monitoring program. The indicators are interesting for a number of reasons.

One asks whether the public agree that we should NOT have legal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The other asks whether the respondent supports the reintroduction of the death penalty. In both cases, the current results were compared with benchmark testing conducted 10 years ago.

These indicators are interesting social barometers at any time but they… [More...]