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Go Canada Go: How Canadians are reacting to the men’s soccer qualifying for the World Cup

By David Coletto With news that the Canadian men’s soccer team qualified for the 2022 World Cup taking place later this year in Qatar, we wanted to understand how Canadians feel about it and whether they will be cheering on Team Canada. Now, I admit, I’m not a huge fan of soccer. As an Italian-Canadian,

Ontario PCs lead by 4 as Doug Ford’s image and performance rating improves

By David Coletto As we head towards the 2022 Ontario provincial election, our team at Abacus Data will be conducting regular surveys to gauge public opinion and reaction to the campaign. Clients interested in purchasing questions on our Ontario survey should reach out to Yvonne Langen. In our first survey of the Ontario election season,

COVID anxiety moderate to low: 6th wave hasn’t caused a spike in fear

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 2,000 Canadians from April 4 to 9, 2022. WORRIED ABOUT COVID TODAY Just under 1 in 5 people in Canada indicate they are extremely or very worried about Covid 19 today, while 59% say they are not very concerned

Liberals and Conservatives statistically tied as the opinion environment holds steady amid global and domestic shocks.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 2,000 Canadian adults from April 4 to 9, 2022. Most of the interviews were completed prior to the federal budget released on April 7. Yesterday, we shared some data on how Canadians might react to Pierre Poilievre’s campaign narrative.

How do Canadians react to Pierre Poilievre’s campaign narrative?

By David Coletto Abacus Data recently completed a national survey with a sample of 2,000 Canadian adults from April 4 to 9, 2022. In that survey, we showed respondents who completed the survey in English the campaign launch video of Conservative Party leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre as a way to test reaction to his campaign’s

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

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