Do you love oil? Hate oil? Either way, you’re in the minority.

By Bruce Anderson In our most recent national public opinion survey, we explored one of the most contentious topics in Canadian politics – oil – and found most people don’t find it all that contentious. When asked if they loved oil, hated oil, or “don’t have strong feelings about oil, it’s just a product that has

Housing affordability is the top issue for Millennials who are looking to achieve the dream of homeownership

By David Coletto On behalf of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), we conducted a national survey of 2,500 Canadian millennials (those aged 18 to 38) earlier this spring (April 18 to May 9). The survey explored attitudes and perceptions around housing with Canada’s largest generation. Come the time of the next federal election in

Liberal Re-Election Hopes?

May have less to do with a pipeline, more about attracting investment and helping with housing affordability. By Bruce Anderson As of today, 42% of voters say they would like to see the Liberals re-elected next year, and 58% say they would prefer to see a different party take power in Ottawa.  To put this

Only 1 in 5 Canadian millennials believe they will see global gender equality in their lifetimes.

By David Coletto On behalf of The MATCH Fund, we asked Canadian millennials (those aged 18 to 37) their views on global gender equality and Canada’s role in trying to achieve it. Here’s what we found: Only one in five millennials believe they will see global gender equality achieved in their lifetime. Most think that

What’s the Deal with Meal Kits

By Oksana Kishchuk The meal kit industry has taken off in Canada and is currently valued at more than 120 million in the total global meal kit market of 2.2 billion. Meal kit subscriptions offer convenience, customization, and worry-free meal prep like no other offering in the food industry. The promise of a fresh, quick,

Election 2015 started as a three party race. Countdown to 2019 begins with the NDP well back.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A year from now, we will likely be in the middle of the 2019 federal election. Over the past 5 days, we polled 2,000 Canadian adults how they are seeing their political choices and how they feel about their political leaders. Here are the highlights as we see them:

Ottawa residents want progress on LeBreton Flats redevelopment

Most residents, including 67% of Sens fans, support the NHL stepping in to get the project moving forward. By David Coletto The Capital Build Taskforce, a sub-committee of the Ottawa Board of Trade focused on supporting key economic development in the National Capital Region, commissioned local polling firm Abacus Data to conduct a survey of

Abacus Data Continues to Grow

Abacus Data welcomes Yvonne Langen as the new Business Development Manager. Yvonne comes to us with a breadth of experience in account management, lead generation, relationship management, marketing, and communications. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University and a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto. Yvonne will be responsible for cultivating

Canadian Perspectives on Pharmacare

By Bruce Anderson AFFORDABILITY OF MEDICINE AND GROUP/PRIVATE INSURANCE PLANS Today, 77% say that the medicines they need are affordable or “affordable enough” while 23% say they are unaffordable.  Those who do not have private or group health insurance coverage are about three times more likely to say the medicines they need are unaffordable. In

Is there any middle ground in the pipeline and carbon price debate?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Two of the more contentious issues in Canadian politics, issues that may play an important role in the next federal election, are the Trans Mountain Pipeline and the idea of putting a price on carbon pollution. We recently polled Canadians to see how opinion is shaping up on these

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