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Our team regularly releases new polls and thought pieces on public affairs, marketing, and generational differences (including Canadian Millennials). We strive to generate high quality insights while being transparent and honest about our methods. You can access all our polls and insights on this page.


Thoughts + Findings

02 | 03 | 2016

Less than 1 in 3 oppose changes to Canada’s role in fight with ISIS

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto MOST ACCEPT CANADA’S SHIFT IN ROLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS Our latest poll […]

By: Abacus
01 | 03 | 2016

Life in Canada’s Communities: Reactions to the Federal Government’s Agenda

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Abacus recently completed an in-depth nationwide LIFE IN CANADA’S COMMUNITIES study for the Federation […]

By: Abacus
29 | 02 | 2016

Life in Canada’s Communities: What’s getting better or worse, and what the priorities should be

We like where we live, but we see more signs of pressure than improvement By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto […]

By: Abacus
25 | 02 | 2016

We like where we live.

Most Canadians feel their community is better than average: quality of life is good, economic opportunities could be better By […]

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21 | 01 | 2016

Conservative Leadership: MacKay, Raitt, Kenney, Clement

Four names top the list of candidates attracting interest in the CPC race. By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In […]

By: Abacus
20 | 01 | 2016

The Canada-China Relationship

By Bruce Anderson Abacus Data conducted a nationwide survey on behalf of Teck Resources – Canada’s largest diversified resource development […]

By: Abacus
20 | 01 | 2016

Promises, Promises: Which Liberal campaign promises do Canadians want the government to follow through on?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest poll we asked how people felt about a range of the […]

By: Abacus
17 | 01 | 2016

Popularity & Prime Ministers

Highest positives for Trudeau son & father Highest negatives for Stephen Harper By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our […]

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15 | 01 | 2016

How do we feel about the Trudeau government?

By a 2:1 margin, people approve By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Today, 53% say they approve of the performance […]

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14 | 01 | 2016

The Economy & National Politics?

Economic concerns are rising. Political preferences fairly stable. LPC 45%, CPC 28%, NDP 17% By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto […]

By: Abacus
09 | 12 | 2015

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 […]

By: Abacus
07 | 12 | 2015

Early Handicapping of the CPC Leadership Race: MacKay on top

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our most recent nationwide public opinion survey, we tested support levels for 9 […]

By: Abacus

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