What Abacus Does: Assessing the Dynamics of Issues Environments

By: Ihor Korbabicz ‘What Abacus Does’ is a companion piece to some of the public facing opinion research we post. It looks at the research through a practical lens and gives a sneak peek into the type of work we do to unearth the strategic implications and “so what” of our data for clients, causes

Trump Attracts Most Canadians’ Attention; Jobs, Climate Change & Khadr Hot Button Issues

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Donald Trump is attracting huge interest on the part of Canadians, and not because people are impressed with the President.  This month, the number of people who say he is America’s “worst president ever” stands at 49%, up 7 points in one month. Polling Canadians about the topics they

A tide to raise all boats: Millennials support Trudeau government as economic perceptions improve

By: Devlyn Lalonde Its morning again in Canada and we would like to welcome you to the second edition of our series, The Millennial Vote. And if you happen to be one of the 183 Liberal MPs representing your constituents in the House of Commons, I’m going to feed some carbon neutral unicorn coal into the

Liberal Support Holds with Improving Economic Mood

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Across the country, 43% say they would vote Liberal if a federal election were held today, 12 points ahead of the Conservatives (31%), and 27 points ahead of the NDP (16%).   In Ontario, the Liberals hold a 6-point advantage over the Conservatives, in BC, their lead is 13. 

We are not amused: How Millennials played “king” maker in UK General Election 2017

Welcome to our new series The Millennial Vote. In this series we will look at how Millennials are voting in elections around the world. Today we will be looking at the UK general election which took place on June 8th, 2017. Some context, this “snap” election was called by Conservative Party Leader, Theresa May and

What the heck is a Xennial?

The Xennial [Zen-ee-al]. You might have thought that us stats guys were busy recalibrating our regression models after Brexit and Donald Trump’s audacious electoral win—speaking of which, please consider donating to our crowd funder to aid broken and out-of-work statisticians 2016 has so crassly left washed upon the melancholic shores of societal dejection, they need

Newspapers in Peril?…Canadians Unworried

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto For the last few years, there have been clear signals that Canada’s newspaper industry is struggling and some newspapers may end up in bankruptcy.  In our most recent survey, we asked a few questions to get a sense of how people are feeling about this. Here’s what we found:

Trump and Canadians: it’s Not Going Well

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Following President Trump’s trip to the Middle East and Europe, we decided to ask Canadians how they were feeling about the new President, a little over 100 days into his term in office. Here’s what we found: Very few (10%) think Mr. Trump represented America well at the G7

Floods caused by climate change, say most Canadians

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Canada has been facing experience significant floods in recent years, with corresponding increases in the relief costs borne by governments, and rising financial pressures on insurers and the insured. In our latest poll, we asked whether people felt this type of weather related emergency is caused by climate change.

Canadians: Paris Accord a good idea, Trump wrong to exit

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The vast majority of Canadians (84%) say President Donald Trump made the wrong call in exiting the Paris Climate Change Accord, and exactly the same number say Canada should remain committed to the deal. Unusually, these views cross partisan lines. Even a majority of Canadian Conservative voters, who have

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