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Millions feeling pain on food costs; Pessimism persists

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Over the last several months we’ve been measuring how Canadians are reacting to the higher rate of inflation and rising interest rates today.  Here’s what we found in our latest tracking. CURRENT PERSONAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS Today, 11% say the economic conditions for them personally are relatively good, while 52%
Millions feeling pain on food costs; Pessimism persists

The Mental Health Crisis at Work

Almost 6.5 million Canadian workers suffer mental health distress from work By David Coletto Inflexible, unsupportive workplaces, unrewarding work and jobs that don’t pay the bills are leading factors in causing mental health distress for one in three working Canadians, who also say the problem is getting worse. Overall, almost half of Canadian workers say
The Mental Health Crisis at Work

Canadians’ views on Bill C-18, the Online News Act

By David Coletto Google Canada commissioned Abacus Data to design and execute a national public opinion survey exploring perceptions and views about Bill C-18, the Online News Act and to gauge public reaction to Google’s concerns about the Bill. The survey was conducted with 2,207 Canadian adults from August 19 to 26, 2022. In designing
Canadians’ views on Bill C-18, the Online News Act

COVID Anxiety Low, Vaccine Hesitancy up a Notch

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto WORRY LEVELS REMAIN LOW Just 14% are “extremely worried” or “worried a lot” about Covid19. Just 19% say their level of concern has increased in recent days. Both numbers are among the lowest we’ve recorded. INFECTION RATES, AND SYMPTOM REPORTS UNCHANGED A total of 40% say they are sure
COVID Anxiety Low, Vaccine Hesitancy up a Notch

Public Stress About Inflation Is High, but Not Rising Much

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In July, and then again last week, we measured public sentiment about the economy and inflation.  Here’s what we found. CURRENT PERSONAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS Today, 9% say the economic conditions for them personally are relatively good, while 53% say things “could be better but are not really difficult.” Just
Public Stress About Inflation Is High, but Not Rising Much

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.
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