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Advantage Poilievre but Charest could be competitive: new Abacus poll.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 1,500 Canadian adults from March 22 to 25, 2022. IMPRESSIONS OF CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES Across the country, one in five voters says they have a positive impression of Pierre Poilievre and Jean Charest. Neither has particularly high negatives, with

Liberal-NDP deal: By 2 to 1 margin, public thinks it will be good rather than bad for Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 1,500 Canadian adults from March 22 to 25, 2022. All the interviews were completed after news of the Liberal-NDP confidence and supply agreement was reported. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL The mood of the country has improved markedly from

Conservative Leadership Campaign: Initial impressions of declared/potential candidates

By David Coletto We were in the field at the end of February (Feb 23-Mar 1) and asked Canadians their impression of four declared/possible Conservative Party leadership candidates. Jean Charest would start the race with higher name recognition than Poilievre and about similar favourables nationally (gen pop). Patrick Brown is much less known, especially outside

Economic anxiety and public policy: A guide to understanding your audiences today for business, policy, and political leaders

By David Coletto I’ve been thinking a lot about the occupation/protests in Ottawa. Our team has done a lot of work examining public reactions to these protests and surrounding views on the pandemic and restrictions/protections. I have also been inspired by work and insights by colleagues and others to understand the dynamics of public opinion

Burnout Nation?

By Richard Jenkins, David Coletto & Oksana Kishchuk As 2021 came to an end, we were noticing that our colleagues, friends, clients, and family members were increasingly telling us they were feeling burned out. We wondered whether this was simply anecdotal, or more widespread, so we asked a series of questions of working Canadians about

Emergency measures: Government approval holds as Liberals and Conservatives deadlocked

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a larger than normal sample size of 5,200 Canadian adults completed from February 17 to 22, 2022. Here is what we found: PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL The mood of the country is unchanged from our last reading, with 34% feeling the

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

Voting intentions favour Liberals, but frustration is mounting across the country

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults from February 4 to 8, 2022. Here’s a snapshot of our findings. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL The mood of the country has soured further since our last wave of research roughly a month ago. Today, 34% feel the country

Canadians See Investment Growing in Clean Energy and Sustainable Products, and Want an Ambitious Strategy to Compete in These Markets

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, Canadians expect the next 20 years will see rising investment around the world in renewable and lower carbon forms of energy, and they want Canada to be a vigorous competitor when it comes to winning that investment race. Key findings include:

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

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