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Canadians & the COVID-19 Shot: Patient and Mostly Confident

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto Listen to Bruce Anderson & Peter Mansbridge Wednesday’s on Smoke, Mirrors and the Truth, a podcast within Peter Mansbridge’s podcast The Bridge. By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Roughly two out of three Canadians expect to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine shot before the end

Liberals regain lead as the mood of the country brightens

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national polling data shows that an election held today would see the Liberals with 34% support (up two since from last month), the Conservatives at 30% (down 1), the NDP at 18% (unchanged) and the Greens at

Charities and the Pandemic: They need us now more than ever

By Megan Ross Since the beginning of the pandemic last March, many charities have experienced an increased demand for their services in support of their communities and the groups they are serving, and a decrease in charitable donations. At the extreme, some charities have had to close their doors permanently, leaving vulnerable populations with less

I want my old life back. What Canadians are looking forward to post-pandemic

By Oksana Kishchuk It has been 346 days since lockdowns began (at least here in Ottawa) and the COVID-19 pandemic began to really interfere with out lives. There are lots of things that we haven’t been able to do during that time. Celebrating a milestone birthday in-person with family members, taking a vacation to a

Pandemic + Winter Blues= Drop in Happiness?

By Richard Jenkins Last week happiness in Canada fell to its lowest point since late November. Are Canadians suffering from the winter blues? Is the pandemic taking its toll on our collective happiness? In fact, it is probably a combination of the two as the pandemic has made our winter blues more acute. January was

Moving to the country? More than 1 in 4 would love to do it.

Many Canadians would trade their current urban and suburban lifestyles for a smaller community or rural location. By Richard Jenkins Ever see the movie Funny Farm starring Chevy Chace? I may be dating myself a bit but it is a classic 80s comedy involving a couple who pick up and move to rural Vermont leaving

The Live Music Community is in Crisis

Canadians recognize the need for government support for recovery and worry about the future of live music in Canada. By David Coletto & Megan Ross For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca KEY FINDINGS 1. 85% of Canadians believe that the pandemic will have a

GameStop, Hedge Funds, and the Financial Market: What Canadians think and know

By Ihor Korbabicz Unless we’re talking massive sectoral job losses, fat Sienna Senior Living dividends, or a former US President gloating on Twitter, it is hard for a story about financial markets to burst into the consciousness of everyday Canadians. Let alone one about the performance of a single stock. And yet this is the

Horserace tightens as perceptions about federal vaccine rollout shift negative

Interested in a deeper dive on the latest polling in the run-up to a possible election? Register today for David’s new webinar series inFocus with David Coletto on February 9, 2021. By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national polling data shows that an election held today would see the Liberals with 32% support

Canadians want a National Self-Care Strategy to help protect the public healthcare system

By David Coletto Cliquez ici pour la version en français KEY FINDINGS 1. Healthcare is a top issue for most Canadians as many are dissatisfied with emergency room wait times and access to family doctors. 2. Canada’s ageing population, government deficits and debt, and the COVID-19 pandemic are seen as threats to health services across

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