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Are Canadians Stepping Into 2023 on the Right Foot?

By: Oksana Kishchuk For many of us, a new year symbolizes a fresh start. A time for resolutions, resets and redefining our goals. But we are curious, are Canadians starting 2023 off on the right foot? How many of us had a positive mindset heading into 2023? Well, we looked into our happiness monitor numbers
Are Canadians Stepping Into 2023 on the Right Foot?

That’s a Wrap: 2022 Year in Review

As the final days of 2022 come to an end, we’re taking time to reflect and say thank you to all of those who have helped us grow over the past year. Here are some of our highlights from 2022:
That’s a Wrap: 2022 Year in Review

The 2022 Holiday Season: More of the Same

By: Michael Monopoli With the holiday season in full swing, and restrictions lifted across the country, will Canadians be celebrating as per usual this year? In our latest national omnibus survey, we ask Canadians how they are planning to celebrate the holidays. From the looks of things, this year will likely be a lot more
The 2022 Holiday Season: More of the Same

Feeling the pinch or not sparing an inch? 2022 Holiday spending

By: Oksana Kishchuk We may be more cost conscious this year, but December is usually a time to spend a little more, with inflation chasing us all year long we wanted to see whether it has caught up with our holiday spending. Most are holding steady on holiday spend, a quarter are spending less. 55%
Feeling the pinch or not sparing an inch? 2022 Holiday spending

Holiday Celebrations Reborn, Regardless of What Public Health and Officials Say

By: Michael Monopoli In our latest national survey completed on November 30th, we asked Canadians about their plans for holiday gatherings. Comparing our results to last year, Canadians are significantly more comfortable celebrating with family and friends this holiday season. This year, only 12% intend to restrict their holiday plans to household members only. This
Holiday Celebrations Reborn, Regardless of What Public Health and Officials Say

Understanding Youth and Child Civic Engagement In Canada

In December 2021, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by the Rideau Hall Foundation as part of a wider consultation related to strengthening the Forum for Young Canadians program. The survey was conducted with 1,750 young people in Canada, aged 16 to 24, and 700 children (through their parents) aged 12 to
Understanding Youth and Child Civic Engagement In Canada

Will Canadians Be Trick-Or-Treating This Halloween Night?

By Michael Monopoli Leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and the spooky season is officially upon us. While some of us start to pull the long-lost sweaters out from the back of our closets, others are planning the perfect costume for Halloween night. With mask mandates no longer in effect, and Halloween night just around
Will Canadians Be Trick-Or-Treating This Halloween Night?

Canadian Fashion Trends and How They Influence Our Spending

By: Michael Monopoli In case you missed it, Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week took place from July 3rd-7th, and saw celebrities, influencers, and fashion fanatics from all over the world gather to see some of the most innovative and daring designs to ever hit the runway. While the event doesn’t focus on trends, fashion houses
Canadian Fashion Trends and How They Influence Our Spending

Is Co-ownership a Solution to the Housing Accessibility Crisis in Canada? Here’s What Canadians Think.

By David Coletto For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca To say that housing accessibility and affordability are a problem in Canada has become a massive understatement. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the average home price in Canada hit $816,720 in February –
Is Co-ownership a Solution to the Housing Accessibility Crisis in Canada? Here’s What Canadians Think.

What Do Canadians Think of Canada’s Forest Products Sector?

By David Coletto Everyday, Canadians interact or use products produced by Canada’s forestry sector. Yet, despite this, few really understand how the sector works. That’s not surprising considering that more than 80% of Canadians live in or near a city, far from the managed forests that are the source of so many of the essential
What Do Canadians Think of Canada’s Forest Products Sector?
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