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Confederation of Tomorrow

Updated May 20, 2022 Published September 10, 2020

The Confederation of Tomorrow is a landmark annual survey of public opinion that explores the attitudes of Canadians towards the practice of federalism and their federal community.  This snapshot is a unique resource for scholars and journalists interested in public opinion and federalism.

The 2022 study consists of a survey of 5,461 adults, conducted online in the provinces between January 18 and February 10; and by telephone in the territories between January 6 and 30.

This page will be updated as reports are published. You can find 2022 Confederation of Tomorrow results below:

Report 1 – Support for Equalization

Report 2 – Provincial Identity and Autonomy

Report 3 – Most Important Problem Facing Canadians Today

Report 4 – The Evolution of Prairie Discontent

Centre Bulletin – Federal transfers to provinces: public preferences

For those interested in using the data in their own research, data is available upon request, please contact us at

The study is conducted by the Environics Institute for Survey Research, in partnership with four leading public policy organizations across the country: the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation at the IRPP, the Canada West Foundation, the Centre D’Analyse  Politique Constitution Fédéralisme, and the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government at StFX University.

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COVID-19 provincial policies, fiscal relations, Indigenous governance, public opinion on federalism: the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation is the IRPP's new permanent research initiative providing key insights on the Canadian federation.

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