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Abacus Election Bulletin: The Politics of Childcare

Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. By Richard Jenkins The Liberal government launch of $10 a day childcare through funding agreements with the provinces is the

Abacus Data’s Final Poll: Conservatives and Liberals are statistically tied on the eve of Election Day in Canada

ABACUS DATA’S FINAL POLL FOR #ELXN44 Earlier today we completed our final survey of Election 44, interviewing 2,431 Canadians eligible to vote from Friday to Sunday at 1:30pm ET. Here is our take on Canadian public opinion as polling stations are set to open tomorrow morning. THE MOOD OF THE COUNTRY & THE DESIRE FOR

16 Days to Go: A statistical tie between the Liberals and Conservatives as those thinking the Conservatives will win continues to rise

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,692 Canadians eligible to vote in the current federal election (September 1 to 4, 2021). 62% of the interviews were done after the TVA French-language debate on Thursday evening. We will have a new release out on Tuesday with a large sample

Abacus Election Bulletin: What issues are the parties owning and how has the campaign changed perceptions?

Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. By David Coletto Elections can often come down to voters choosing the party or leader best able to handle the

Affordability anxiety continues as income and wealth disparity, made worse by the pandemic, drives priorities for political agenda.

Pour l’analyse de la langue française, cliquez ici By David Coletto For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca In a survey I did for the Broadbent Institute back in March 2019, I described the mood at the time as affordability anxiety – a feeling that

Canadians expect bold action to deal with the economic and social impact of the pandemic

Earlier this month, the Broadbent Institute commissioned us to conduct a national public opinion survey to explore the kind of recovery agenda Canadians want the federal government to set in response to the pandemic. The survey found: 1. Almost half (45%) think the worst of the pandemic is still to come and only 19% think

Finding Parity: Canadian Opinions About Women in Politics

By David Coletto In partnership with Equal Voice and in recognition of International Women’s Day and Equal Voice’s Daughters of the Vote initiative, we conducted a national survey of over 2,100 Canadian adults and asked them a range of questions about their views and perceptions about women in politics. Here are the top 5 findings

CIVIX Student Budget Consultation 2015 Results

High school students to Finance Minister Oliver: Balance the budget and increase spending on education, the environment, and healthcare Despite the decline in oil prices and government revenues, 49% of high schools students believe that the federal government should do everything it can to make sure the budget is balanced this year. For the third

Looks, Gender, and Ideas: Do these matter?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our polling just before the end of 2014, we conducted a small experimental study. We wanted to test how people react to the physical image of a prospective political candidate and also explore whether and how gender stereotyping affects political choice. There are clear limitations to this work,

Political Leaders’ Choices and Voters’ Perspectives

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our year end public opinion poll, we asked people to let us know whether they approve or disapprove of several of the choices made by Canada’s political leaders over the last year. The results provide good insight into how people evaluate the leaders. Here’s what we found: •

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