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Canadian Small Businesses Embraced Connected Technology During the Pandemic and Most Say a Fast and Reliable Internet Connection Is Essential for Their Business Going Forward

By: David Coletto For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca The pandemic was deeply disruptive for small and medium-sized businesses across Canada. More than half had to shut down their workplace and many had to adapt to a remote workforce. According to our recent survey
Canadian Small Businesses Embraced Connected Technology During the Pandemic and Most Say a Fast and Reliable Internet Connection Is Essential for Their Business Going Forward

The local traveller will be around for one more season, at least.

By: Oksana Kishchuk Three months ago in July, optimism about travel was building. Back then, we were full of optimism about a lot of things. Vaccinations becoming more commonplace, cases seeing a dip in the summer heat, and a growing sense of hope and optimism that we may not have to endure another COVID fall
The local traveller will be around for one more season, at least.

Canadians recognize we need to stop COVID everywhere, before this pandemic ends.

David Coletto In May of 2021, Abacus Data conducted the second wave of the national public opinion survey commissioned by World Vision Canada, a global relief, development, and advocacy organization. As vaccination rates increase and optimism about the end of the pandemic rising, the study explored how Canadians felt about the global impact of Covid-19.
Canadians recognize we need to stop COVID everywhere, before this pandemic ends.

How do Canadians like their steak cooked?

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By Samriddh Chaudhury & David Coletto We all have our bucket list items to do when life gets back to normal. Maybe a well-deserved vacation with sunny beaches, a shopping trip across the border, or a delicious dinner with our loved ones. Personally, we are
How do Canadians like their steak cooked?

Whole Foods & Poppies: The speed news can spread and the impact on reputation

By David Coletto & Samriddh Chaudhury Last Thursday, Whole Foods Market got into a bit of trouble when  CBC News reported that its team members in Canada were asked not to wear poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. As a result of the public outcry, by the end of the day on Friday, the company announced
Whole Foods & Poppies: The speed news can spread and the impact on reputation

What do Canadians think about virtual healthcare?

In mid-May, the Canadian Medical Association commissioned us to conduct a national survey to explore Canadian perceptions, impressions, and behaviours when it comes to virtual healthcare. The full report can be found here. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions in many parts of our daily life, including in the ways we can access the medical
What do Canadians think about virtual healthcare?

A meatless revolution or a temporary fad?

What consumer attitudes tell us about potential shifts in consumer behaviour in Canada towards plant-based alternatives. By David Coletto, Oksana Kishchuk, and Megan Ross This past May, Beyond Meat Inc. started trading shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Its stock was initially priced at $25 USD and within a few months, it gained over 800%
A meatless revolution or a temporary fad?

Election Poll: Singh impresses at debate while Trudeau and Scheer break even

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Following the English language network debate, we polled Canadians on their reactions. Here’s what we found: 13% WATCHED THE ENTIRE DEBATE The vast majority (87%) didn’t watch the whole debate.  Just under half (47%) watched all (13%) of some (29%) of it.  Another 23% said they heard something about
Election Poll: Singh impresses at debate while Trudeau and Scheer break even

Election Poll: Tight race with two weeks to go

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey measured the federal election trends. Here’s what we found: LIBERALS HAVE SLIGHT EDGE – TWO WAVES IN A ROW. If an election were held at the time of the survey, the Liberals (35%) would capture slightly more support than the Conservatives (33%), followed by the
Election Poll: Tight race with two weeks to go

Election Poll: French Language Debate a Setback for the Conservatives

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest nationwide survey, we asked francophone respondents in Quebec some questions about the leaders’ debate held in French last week. Here’s what we found (based on 373 interviews with francophone respondents in Quebec): A SIZEABLE AUDIENCE FOR THIS DEBATE 14% said they watched the whole debate, 27%
Election Poll: French Language Debate a Setback for the Conservatives
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