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COVID worries continue to decline

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,400 Canadian adults from July 22 to 27, 2022 LOWEST LEVEL OF WORRY SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN Just 15% say they are extremely worried or worried a lot about Covid19, which is down from our reading in mid-July and the lowest number we

Conservative lead widens as unhappiness with federal government and Prime Minister Trudeau grows

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,400 Canadian adults from July 22 to 27, 2022. NATIONAL MOOD  Today 33% of Canadians think the country is headed in the right direction, which is 8-10 points below where things were a year ago. Views of the direction of the world

Over 7 million Canadians are certain they had COVID-19

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults from July 11 to 17, 2022. THOSE WHO ARE SURE THEY WERE INFECTED DOUBLED SINCE FEBRUARY A total of 25% say they are sure they had COVID and another 11% believe they probably did. Only 51% are sure they did

Air travel experiences meet expectations for most Canadian travelers

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults from July 11 to 17, 2022. ONE IN TEN FLEW IN CANADA LAST MONTH The number of people who have taken an airplane trip in Canada in the last four weeks is 10%. Just 4% took 2 or more flights

Public mood dips, government approval softens and PM negatives up

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults from July 11 to 17, 2022. NATIONAL MOOD SLIDES FOUR POINTS IN A MONTH The number of people who say Canada is heading in the right direction continues its downward trajectory with 33% feeling positively (down 2 since June

Softening support for the government as the House rises

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 3,026 Canadian adults from June 17 to 23, 2022. NATIONAL MOOD SLIDES FOUR POINTS The number of people who say Canada is heading in the right direction, is at 35%, down 4 points from mid-April, and one of the weaker results we

The Local Traveller Will Be Around for One More Season, at Least.

By: Oksana Kishchuk A few months ago as the weather warmed, mandates lifted and some countries eased their rules and restrictions, we wondered if optimism about travel would rise. With the pandemic and the trickle-down impacts continuing to impact our lives, choices and behaviours, travel is no different. Our pocketbooks are starting to oppose the

Final Abacus Data Poll: Ontario PCs lead by 13 as they head towards another majority government

By David Coletto Earlier today, we completed our final survey of the 2022 Ontario provincial election. Throughout this campaign, we have been tracking public attitudes and intentions and our latest survey indicates that Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives are headed towards an easy victory tomorrow and very likely another majority government. Here’s a quick

Pierre Poilievre may have the advantage, but his popularity is softening: New Abacus polling on Canadian politics.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide public opinion survey shows little change on several of the variables that we track, but we do see evidence that Pierre Poilievre has lost some popularity over the last few weeks. VOTE INTENTION & VOTER POOLS Since 2022 began, the Liberals have been tracking between 30%

Ontario PCs lead by 8: Debate does little as the desire for change drops

By David Coletto With less than two weeks to go before the Ontario election ends, we just completed a survey of 1,500 eligible voters conducted from May 18 to 21, 2022. Here’s a quick summary of the results: PCs lead by 8 over the OLP (PC 36, OLP 28, NDP 24) The Leaders’ Debate lifts

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