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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 With mask mandates no longer in effect, and Halloween night just around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?

Do Canadians Still Watch Awards Shows?

By Michael Monopoli Final voting for the Oscars kicks off today (March 17, 2022) and runs for just six days before ending on the 22nd. As the 94th annual Academy Awards (scheduled for Sunday, March 27th) quickly approaches, we were eager to explore just how many Canadians will be tuning in. We conducted a national survey
Do Canadians Still Watch Awards Shows?

One Quarter of Canadians Experiencing Deteriorating Relationships Due to a Difference of Opinion Regarding COVID-19

By: Michael Monopoli As our data from last week showed, the so-called freedom convoy has been a polarizing issue for Canadians. As tensions continue to run high here in Ottawa and elsewhere across the country, we wanted to dig deeper to explore how the pandemic and subsequent public health mandates have changed how we relate
One Quarter of Canadians Experiencing Deteriorating Relationships Due to a Difference of Opinion Regarding COVID-19

Love (AKA: Emotional Compatibility) Is in the Air

By: Oksana Kishchuk The holiday of love is right around the corner, so what better time to reflect on who we love, why we love them, and (you knew this was coming) whether the pandemic has had an impact. First, a state of play on where things stand on relationships. Two-thirds (65%) of Canadians are
Love (AKA: Emotional Compatibility) Is in the Air

2022: The Year of Smart Resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions have a longstanding history dating back thousands of years. With 2021 in the rear view, some Canadians are setting their sights on 2022, and making resolutions for a better future in the process. This led us to wonder if the tradition is still living strong today. Just how many Canadians are making
2022: The Year of Smart Resolutions.
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