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Worth A Look – November 1, 2017

 Happy hump day everyone! In this week’s edition of Worth a Look we recommend The Four by Scott Galloway. An engaging and fascinating look at four of the most influential and largest companies on the planet. We also share two pieces on generational change. One looks at the growing interest by American millennials in agrihoods – communities built around community farming.

Sexual Harassment of Women is Widespread in Canada

By Bruce Anderson There are almost 15 million adult women in Canada and according to our latest survey, almost 8 million of them (53%) have experienced unwanted sexual pressure. The prevalence of this experience is highest among women under 45. Just over one in ten Canadians says sexual harassment is “really quite common” in their

Canadian Politics Update: A more competitive political landscape

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Over the late summer, Canada’s political situation became more competitive, as Liberal Party support dipped, and the Conservatives saw gains. Today, an election would see 39% vote Liberal, 35% Conservative and 15% NDP. The biggest regional races show a dead heat in Ontario, a narrowing Liberal lead in BC,
Canadian Politics Update: A more competitive political landscape

Liberals Hit the Half-Way Mark with a 12-point Lead

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest polling on the political mood of Canadians shows that if an election were held today the Liberal Party would garner 43% support, compared to 31% for the Conservatives and 17% for the NDP. These numbers are in line with our results from July. On a regional basis,
Liberals Hit the Half-Way Mark with a 12-point Lead

More Expect U.S. to Take Military Action Against North Korea than the Reverse, 84% Say Trump Making Things Worse

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A solid majority (63%) of Canadians are following the tensions between North Korea and the US closely.  As of the taking of our latest poll (August 11-15) 43% thought it likely that North Korea would launch a missile at the US, 47% that North Korea would launch missiles at
More Expect U.S. to Take Military Action Against North Korea than the Reverse, 84% Say Trump Making Things Worse

US Government seen as no better than Chinese, Russian governments

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Remarkably, Canadians have a worse impression of the Government of the United States than they do of the Government of the People’s Republic of China. When asked if they have a positive or a negative view of several different governments, here’s what our survey results showed: 72% were positive

What Abacus Does: Assessing the Dynamics of Issues Environments

By: Ihor Korbabicz ‘What Abacus Does’ is a companion piece to some of the public facing opinion research we post. It looks at the research through a practical lens and gives a sneak peek into the type of work we do to unearth the strategic implications and “so what” of our data for clients, causes
What Abacus Does: Assessing the Dynamics of Issues Environments

Trump Attracts Most Canadians’ Attention; Jobs, Climate Change & Khadr Hot Button Issues

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Donald Trump is attracting huge interest on the part of Canadians, and not because people are impressed with the President.  This month, the number of people who say he is America’s “worst president ever” stands at 49%, up 7 points in one month. Polling Canadians about the topics they
Trump Attracts Most Canadians’ Attention; Jobs, Climate Change & Khadr Hot Button Issues

Liberal Support Holds with Improving Economic Mood

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Across the country, 43% say they would vote Liberal if a federal election were held today, 12 points ahead of the Conservatives (31%), and 27 points ahead of the NDP (16%).   In Ontario, the Liberals hold a 6-point advantage over the Conservatives, in BC, their lead is 13. 
Liberal Support Holds with Improving Economic Mood

Floods caused by climate change, say most Canadians

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Canada has been facing experience significant floods in recent years, with corresponding increases in the relief costs borne by governments, and rising financial pressures on insurers and the insured. In our latest poll, we asked whether people felt this type of weather related emergency is caused by climate change.
Floods caused by climate change, say most Canadians
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