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Ontario PCs and Liberals tied as frustration over vaccine rollout and 3rd wave rises

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By David Coletto As part of our national survey completed on April 14, we asked some questions exclusively of the 817 respondents living in Ontario. Note, this survey was done prior to yesterday’s announcement on new restrictions in the province and serves as a good

Vaccine hesitancy in Canada: How much is there, who are the hesitant, and why are they hesitant

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson This week we completed a national survey of 1,981 Canadian adults (from April 9 to 14) with a series of questions on Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy. This work is being done as part of broad Task Group working to promote vaccine acceptance, under

A grim mood as Canada grapples with another COVID wave: Liberals maintain lead over the Conservatives

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,981 Canadian adults (from April 9 to 14). Here’s what the survey found: CURRENT VOTING INTENTION If an election were held now, the Liberals would win 37% of the vote, the Conservatives

Liberals open up an 8-point lead over the Conservatives as O’Toole’s negatives keep rising

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadian adults (from March 25 to 30). Here’s what the survey found: CURRENT VOTING INTENTION If an election were held now, the Liberals would win 38% of the vote (up 5

Canada’s political mood tentative as spring arrives

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadian adults (from March 12 to 17). Here’s what the survey found: DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY By a narrow margin, more Canadians feel the country is going in the right direction

How can Canada’s Conservative Party grow support? A gap analysis

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By David Coletto With the Conservative Party’s policy convention starting today, I took a quick look at some of our recent surveys to understand the opportunities and risks for the party heading into a likely federal election. For all of 2020 and 2021, the party’s

Everything & nothing has changed. The pandemic one year later

By: Oksana Kishchuk While reflecting on the pandemic anniversary this week I came across a Twitter account from the UK which recently started posting news articles everyday from exactly one year prior. Some of the headlines seemed old, like the ones abter lockdown measures, were eerily similar to articles I’ve seen published just a few

The Silent Wave: Those with Chronic Disease/Major Illness, Their Caregivers & COVID-19

By Oksana Kishchuk Earlier this year we conducted a study for HealthPartners, an organization connecting Canadians to Canada’s most respected and well-known health charities. The online survey fielded to a general population sample of n=3,000 and included those with chronic disease/major illnesses and their caregivers. The purpose of the study was to understand the impacts

The Reno Boom: How 1 in 2 Canadians are Investing in Home Renovations during the Pandemic

By: Samriddh Chaudhury When the COVID-19 pandemic began, daily life as we knew it ground to a halt. Vacations were canceled, reunions were postponed, and while the world outside clamoured to cope with the new realities of COVID-19, inside their four walls, Canadian families had an opportunity to reset and use this time to adapt

Are Canadians Happier than Americans?

By: Oksana Kishchuk This last week we took the opportunity to answer a question that’s been on our minds since we started the Abacus Data Happiness Monitor: are Canadians happier than Americans? We went into field late last week with surveys in both countries to answer that question. But before we get into the comparison,

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