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This page lists sources and search tool used to find public opinion
polls. An opinion poll is a survey of public opinion on a topic. A
random sample of people from a target population are interviewed and
the results are used to represent the opinions of the entire target
population with some degree of confidence.
Canadian Commercial Survey Research Firms
The findings of surveys may or may not be made available to the public,
for free or for a fee. The person or firm that commissions the survey
generally decides how, where and when to make the results available.
While the raw data is rarely made available, reports are occasionally
The findings of surveys may or may not be made available to the public.
The person or firm that commissions the survey generally decides how,
where and when to make the results available. While the raw data is
rarely made available, summaries of findings are often covered by news
sources. The following library resources are useful for finding poll
(ProQuest) Part of ProQuest Central. Canadian Newsstream provides access to more than 190 full-text Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. This full-text database includes electronic compilations from most newspapers, providing access to articles, columns, editorials, and special publications from each. Some compilations date from the late 70s.
(LexisNexis) A large multi-tiered database of thousands of sources including newspapers, journals, wire services, newsletters, company reports and SEC filings, case law, government documents, transcripts of broadcasts, and selected reference works.
The Communications Policy of the Government of Canada requires all federal departments and agencies to deposit with Library and Archives Canada the final reports of all public opinion research contracted since August 1, 2006.