Canadian Opinion Research Archive[CORA] is a source for Canadian public opinion survey data. There is free access to some very useful data on Canadians' political, social and economic lives. Below is an intro to using CORA and a paper on Canadian's public opinion on public policy topics including crime, the environment etc.
Pew Research Center informs on issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world through their polling data. Download public opinion data here. It's worth a look.
CBU students and faculty can access many of StatsCan's surveys. Determine what is available by using Nesstar or Equinox. Using "My Equinox", registered users of CBU can download data themselves. For more information on accessing these products or other data, contact Laura R. Syms.