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Pandemic Pets: Did Canada see a pandemic pet boom?

By: David Coletto On Saturday, my spouse and I are welcoming a new addition to our family: a puppy! Since I was a little kid, I’ve always wanted a dog but my parents weren’t really dog people and I’m quite allergic to cats so the only pets we ever were had were fish. Like many

Pandemic Fitness: From gym closures to Zoom workouts

By: Oksana Kishchuk Like many of our pre-pandemic routines, our health and fitness habits have been altered during the last 14 months. With gyms and fitness classes open in some jurisdictions and closed in others, many Canadians have been left to improvise our workouts at least some point during the pandemic. We were curious just

Canadians see upside to ambitious climate targets

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, almost three out of four people in Canada (72%) think that those countries which set more ambitious targets will end up stronger economically than those countries which don’t pursue such targets.   While believing ambitous targets are good for longer term

Vaccine acceptance continues to rise

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group The number of Canadians willing to be vaccinated is on the rise, and the number of people hesitant or refusing to take a Covid-19 vaccine is at a new low. Abacus has been providing data on vaccine opinions

National mood brightens; Liberals remain narrowly ahead

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadian adults (from May 26 to May 28, 2021). Here’s what the survey found: NATIONAL MOOD In the last five weeks, we’ve noticed a strong 12-point upswing in the number of people who say the country is heading in the right

Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck again

Don’t miss David’s interview with Canada’s Chief Statistician and head of Statistics Canada on inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults (from May 7 to 12, 2021). Here’s what the survey found: CURRENT VOTING INTENTION If an election were held now, the

Vaccine acceptance is on the rise

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group By Bruce Anderson The latest tracking polling by Abacus Data shows that the number of people who are willing to be vaccinated is on the rise, and the number of people hesitant or refusing to take a Covid-19

Post-Pandemic Beauty Boom or Bust?

By Megan Ross During the course of the pandemic, many of us have spent more time looking at ourselves than ever before. The transition to working from home has been enabled by videoconferencing tools like Zoom and nearly all our professional and social conversations are made possible by a series of video squares. While these

Post budget, Liberals lead by 7 nationally

Don’t miss David’s interview with Biden’s chief pollster John Anzalone on inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,201 Canadian adults (from April 20 to 25, 2021). Here’s what the survey found: CURRENT VOTING INTENTION If an election were held now, the Liberals would win

Third Wave and More Restrictions Impact Happiness but a Happier Future Might be Right Around the Corner

By: Richard Jenkins When Canada moved into the third wave of the Pandemic, happiness in the country faltered. The optimism that accompanied more vaccine arrivals and the early spring in most of the country soured. Not everyone, however, is unhappy. Those who have been already vaccinated represent a significant group of happy Canadians and these

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