Canadians are ready for legal cannabis

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Téléchargez le rapport en français ici As recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal on October 17, we conducted a national survey of 3,000 Canadian adults on behalf of The Cannabis Council of Canada in September to find out how the country was feeling about legalization.  Here’s

Canadian Political Leaders: The midpoint reset

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Halfway between the 2015 and the 2019 elections and with two new opposition party leaders, it’s a useful moment to take stock of what people know and perceive about the three individuals leading Canada’s largest political parties. Here are the highlights: Mr. Trudeau is obviously better known than his

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

Tensions Rising: Canadian Views on Foreign Conflict, China, & Trudeau in an International Crisis

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto For generations, Canada’s interests, foreign policy and view of the world has been aligned with that of the United States.  This alignment has not always been perfect and disputes have arisen on occasions, but today there are reasons to wonder if the future will be different from the past

Millennials Have Arrived: How Gen Y Shaped the 2015 Canadian Federal Election

We all know the narrative about young people that we don’t vote. Article after article has been penned about Millennials’ political apathy. But that narrative may be about to change. New data from Elections Canada showed a nearly 20% bump in voter turnout from Canadians aged 18 to 24 from 2011 to 2015. The increase

What do Canadians think should be done about ISIS?

Canadians are unsure bombing will work, hesitant about sending troops, and think a ground war may be needed. By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our most recent nationwide public opinion survey, we explored three questions that tapped into how Canadians feel about the choices facing Canada and other countries when it comes to dealing

HARPER, MULCAIR, TRUDEAU – OVERALL IMPRESSIONS

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Third of several releases in the coming two weeks. For interviews or quotes, or to find out more about our services, please contact either Chairman Bruce Anderson at banderson@abacusdata.ca (613-882-0929) or CEO David Coletto at david@abacusdata.ca (613-232-2806) The next federal election will feature different leaders for two of the

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