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Reaching Gender Parity in Politics: We Still Have Room to Grow

In late August 2022 Informed Opinions commissioned a survey to understand how Canadians perceive women’s political representation including how we rank relative to other countries, the level of importance of this issue and support for solutions.   The survey was conducted with n=2,000 general population individuals in Canada.  Here’s what we found: When it comes
Reaching Gender Parity in Politics: We Still Have Room to Grow

The Moral Compass of Canadians in the Shadow of a Big Decision on Roe v. Wade in the US

By: Oksana Kishchuk In the coming weeks, the US Supreme Court is set to make a decision on abortion that could seriously impact abortion rights. This has brought conversations about abortion, and the morality of limiting access to the forefront of our conversations here in Canada too. Back in 2016, we were curious to see
The Moral Compass of Canadians in the Shadow of a Big Decision on Roe v. Wade in the US

Is Co-ownership a Solution to the Housing Accessibility Crisis in Canada? Here’s What Canadians Think.

By David Coletto For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca To say that housing accessibility and affordability are a problem in Canada has become a massive understatement. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the average home price in Canada hit $816,720 in February –
Is Co-ownership a Solution to the Housing Accessibility Crisis in Canada? Here’s What Canadians Think.

Economic anxiety and public policy: A guide to understanding your audiences today for business, policy, and political leaders

By David Coletto I’ve been thinking a lot about the occupation/protests in Ottawa. Our team has done a lot of work examining public reactions to these protests and surrounding views on the pandemic and restrictions/protections. I have also been inspired by work and insights by colleagues and others to understand the dynamics of public opinion
Economic anxiety and public policy: A guide to understanding your audiences today for business, policy, and political leaders

2022: The Year of Smart Resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions have a longstanding history dating back thousands of years. With 2021 in the rear view, some Canadians are setting their sights on 2022, and making resolutions for a better future in the process. This led us to wonder if the tradition is still living strong today. Just how many Canadians are making
2022: The Year of Smart Resolutions.

How Will Canadians Be Celebrating This Holiday Season?

By Michael Monopoli With the holiday season in full swing, COVID-19 cases are rising across the nation. Will Canadians be staying home for the holidays this year? How will celebrations be affected? Every year, we ask Canadians how they are planning to celebrate the holidays. Here’s a summary of what we found: The holiday season
How Will Canadians Be Celebrating This Holiday Season?

Reflections of a Midlife Millennial

By David Coletto In less than a week I turn 40. That’s 14,600 days, 350,400 hours, and 21 million minutes since I was lucky enough to be born to my parents, in Toronto, in Canada, in 1981. Now, for many readers, the fact that I’m turning 40 may come as a surprise. Most people I
Reflections of a Midlife Millennial

What Threats Do Canadians Perceive and What Is Canada’s Influence Around the World? Now vs. 2018

By Richard Jenkins and David Coletto As more and more things are going back to normal in Canada, we decided to get Canadians to look beyond Canada’s borders to think about the threats and priorities they have for Canada on the global stage.  We also asked them to gauge Canada’s influence in the world. We
What Threats Do Canadians Perceive and What Is Canada’s Influence Around the World? Now vs. 2018

Line-ups or Aversion? Vaccine Hesitancy Among Parents

By Oksana Kishchuk Just two weeks ago, vaccine bookings for children aged 5 to 11 opened in Ontario and other regions across the country. We’ve seen many families express relief and excitement towards this news, as their younger family members become eligible to receive the jab. So far, we’ve seen that vaccines are a crucial
Line-ups or Aversion? Vaccine Hesitancy Among Parents

Today’s Menu: Whatever’s Convenient

By Oksana Kishchuk Eighteen months ago when the pandemic hit, many of our normal routines were upended and our food habits were no different. As restaurants closed during lockdowns, we looked for ways to spend as little time in the grocery store aisles as possible. That got us thinking about alternatives to the old ways
Today’s Menu: Whatever’s Convenient
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