In 2017, the Canadian Association for Equality commissioned the independent public opinion research company Nanos to conduct polls on public support for a presumption of equal parenting. These had previously been conducted in 2007 and 2009. In each instance, polling demonstrated overwhelming public support for a rebuttable presumption of equal parenting in custody cases.

In 2017, it was found that over two in three Canadians strongly support or somewhat support legislation to create a presumption of equal parenting in child custody cases, with 35% of Canadians strongly supporting and 35% somewhat supporting. Only 9% somewhat opposed and 4% strongly opposed. 16% were unsure.

2017 Nanos Polling

2009 Nanos Polling

2007 Nanos Polling