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The Canadian Opinion Research Archive at Queen's University makes available commercial and independent surveys to the academic, research and journalistic communities. Founded in 1992, CORA contains hundreds of surveys including thousands of discrete items collected by major commercial Canadian firms dating back to the 1970s.

CORA is continually adding new surveys and is always soliciting new data from commercial research firms, independent think tanks, research institutes, NGOs, and academic researchers. This website also includes readily accessible results from these surveys, tracking Canadian opinion over time on frequently asked survey questions, as well as tabular results from recent Canadian surveys, and more general information on polling. This material is made available as a public service by CORA and its partners.

Individuals conducting research for non-commercial purposes are able to get access to the CORA electronic holdings and conduct searches of the database. The CORA data are stored on a secure server at Queen's University. Researchers are able to conduct the full range of bivariate and multivariate analysis on data through one of two interfaces.

The CORA is housed in the data library of Stauffer Library, and is administratively accountable to the School of Policy Studies. You can contact us at


Environics Focus Canada data update to the end of 2013, including special thematic surveys on climate change and crime and justice!

The 2011 Canadian Election Study via Nesstar and download.






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Check out the Archive's improved search capabilities for question-level searches.

Check out our research partner, The Environics Institute, which designs and promotes public opinion and social research.


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