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You vaxxed? Millions are asking each other and relationships might hang in the balance

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The latest Abacus Data research explored how Canadians are feeling about vaccination against Covid-19. Our polling is based on a representative sample of the adult Canadian population, as our sampling includes people 18 and older. Here’s what we found: • 84% of adults accept being vaccinated, 8% are hesitant

The return to normal travel is delayed, but not cancelled.

By: Oksana Kishchuk Just this week, the federal government announced plans to open our borders to international travelers, starting in August. This is one of the first signals we’ve seen about ‘post-pandemic’ travel, and a return to normal tourism. But as Canada opens its borders, how do Canadians themselves feel about traveling? Earlier this month

2.4 million are vaccine “maybes”, another 2.4 million say “no”. More than 5 million doubt the second shot is essential.

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group The latest Abacus Data research conducted as a contribution to the Faster Together coalition reveals that vaccine-hesitant Canadians number 8% of adults (roughly 2.4 million people), while vaccine refusers number 8% (2.4 million). We find 60% saying they

How Canadians view the federal party leaders

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included a series of probes designed to help understand how the public sees the leaders of the three biggest national political parties. Here’s what we found. JAGMEET SINGH Today, Mr. Singh is arguably the most popular national political leader, with 38% saying they have a

2021 is not 2019: Liberals well ahead as Conservative vote hits a new low

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1500 Canadian adults (June 10-15). Here’s what the survey found: HOW BIG ARE THE PARTY VOTER POOLS? If there is a national election in Canada this year, it may have a different flavour than recent elections. The “accessible voter pool” (meaning the

Liberal fortunes strengthen; Conservatives shed 5 points in a month

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national survey of 2,070 Canadian adults from June 18 to 21, 2021 finds the Liberals opening a 10-point lead over the Conservatives as the federal government’s approval rating improves. APPROVAL OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Since our last survey, we see a four-point rise in approval of the federal

Canadians see risk but more opportunity in transition; Broad support for policies designed to help an energy shift along

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, we found 3 out of 4 Canadians believe countries that set higher emissions reduction ambitions will be more successful competitors in the global economy compared to those who set lower ambitions. While some Canadians see economic risk in the transition away

Almost all plan to get a second shot, but a quarter doubt necessity

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group The latest Abacus Data research conducted as a contribution to the Faster Together coalition reveals that the number of vaccine-hesitant Canadians has continued to decline, and now numbers 13%, with another 6% indicating they will never take a

Liberals lead by 5 but NDP makes big gains

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults (from June 10 to 16, 2021). Here’s what the survey found: NATIONAL MOOD CONTINUES TO IMPROVE There is a continuing upswing in the number of people who say Canada is heading in the right direction, from an ebb of

Canadians recognize we need to stop COVID everywhere, before this pandemic ends.

David Coletto In May of 2021, Abacus Data conducted the second wave of the national public opinion survey commissioned by World Vision Canada, a global relief, development, and advocacy organization. As vaccination rates increase and optimism about the end of the pandemic rising, the study explored how Canadians felt about the global impact of Covid-19.

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