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Abacus Election Bulletin: Emotion and Election Campaigns – The Impact of Happiness on Engagement and Assessment

Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. By Richard Jenkins Elections often feel like a referendum on the previous 4 years, or in this case 2 years.
Abacus Election Bulletin: Emotion and Election Campaigns – The Impact of Happiness on Engagement and Assessment

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

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

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,
Are Canadians Happier than Americans?

The Happiness Monitor- Who is the happiest?

By Oksana Kishchuk & Richard Jenkins One of the things we are most interested in when starting the Happiness Monitor was answering the question; ‘who is the happiest?’. We took a look at some difference demographics to see how happiness compares to build a portrait of national happiness. Where are the happiest people in Canada?
The Happiness Monitor- Who is the happiest?

The Happiness Monitor- Happiness & Mental Health

By Oksana Kishchuk At first glance, a question about someone’s level of happiness may appear superficial. But our perceived level of happiness is tied to all sorts of aspects of our lives- including our mental health. In fact, one of my first questions when starting the Happiness Monitor was what our happiness says about our
The Happiness Monitor- Happiness & Mental Health

The Happiness Monitor- About Happiness

By Richard Jenkins and Oksana Kishchuk “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” Aristotle Happiness is a deeply personal emotion. But, like values, it is key shaper of human behaviour. We pursue happiness. The decisions we take about our relationships, products and services we buy,
The Happiness Monitor- About Happiness
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