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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

Large majority in Ottawa oppose Freedom Convoy and think their point has been made and it’s time to leave

By David Coletto Perry Tsergas and I are friends and business partners. We also share an office space in downtown Ottawa. And very often we get fascinated by things happening around us and often get to work together on some really interesting projects. As two Ottawa-based businesses (Abacus Data & spark*advocacy) with most of our

Children & Vaccines: Vaccine Acceptance on the Rise

By: Oksana Kishchuk Is anyone ready for some good news? We’ve been in field with a lot of data on all things pandemic: COVID-19 worries, impressions on the convoy in Ottawa, the shortage economy, and more. But what about some numbers that bring some positivity to the conversation? Aside from tracking worry and concern, over

Pandemic frustration may be running high, but more don’t side with the so-called “Freedom Convoy”

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Two out of three (68%) interviewed in our latest nationwide poll feel they have “very little in common with how the protestors in Ottawa see things”, while 32% say they “have a lot in common.” Those who are more likely to feel aligned with the protestors are People’s Party

The Shortage Economy in Canada and What it Means for Leaders

By David Coletto In its early October edition, the Economist put a spotlight on what it called the “shortage economy” and argued that “scarcity has replaced gluts as the biggest impediment to growth.” As a public opinion and social researcher, I was of course intrigued. And so, at the beginning of this year, I conducted

Ontario PCs lead by 9 over Liberals as 2022 begins and election looms

By David Coletto Ontario is likely heading to the polls in early June 2022 and over the next months, our team will track public opinion and preferences in the lead-up to the campaign. This is part of our team’s expansion in Toronto.  We have opened a new office in downtown Toronto and will be focusing

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