Tight race between Conservatives and Liberals continues as voter fluidity remains high

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto This week we completed a large national survey of over 3,000 Canadian adults. Along with our usual update on the political landscape, we also explore the issues Canadians say will affect how they vote. THE WORLD AND AMERICA ARE HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION For every Canadian (17%) who

Rising food costs worry 89% of Canadians

By David Coletto On behalf of Food & Consumer Products of Canada, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey of a representative sample of 2,500 Canadians. The study explored public attitudes towards rising food prices and implications to consumers if the government doesn’t help the food, beverage, and consumer product sector respond to the

What’s fueling Canada’s Green Party?

DIGGING INTO THE GREEN STORY By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Last week, we reported that 12% of those who had a committed choice today said they would vote Green, which represents 9% of the adult voting age population. Another 35% say they would consider voting Green, totaling 44%. This is more than enough to

Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck as Greens rise to 12%

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto This week, we completed a nationally representative survey of 1,500 Canadians and explored their views on Canadian politics to update our regularly tracking. Early next week we will release an in-depth analysis of the Green Party’s rise and surrounding implications. For now, here’s our view of the federal political

In Newfoundland & Labrador, PCs lead by 5 with a week to go before EDay

By David Coletto As the May 16 Election Day approaches in Newfoundland and Labrador, a new survey of 700 eligible voters conducted by Abacus Data finds the Progressive Conservatives lead the incumbent Liberal Party by 5-points. Here’s what we found: #1: A SLIGHT MAJORITY OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS FEEL THE PROVINCE IS HEADED IN THE WRONG

Memo: What our polling on affordability anxiety for the Broadbent Institute means for progressives in Canada

Memorandum To:                Broadbent Institute From:          David Coletto, Abacus Data Re:                What our polling on affordability anxiety means for progressives in Canada In a world where big issues – like action on climate change, immigration, fiscal policy, and

Beyond the LCBO? Broad support for Liberalizing Alcohol Sales in Ontario

By David Coletto At the start of 2019, we explored public attitudes toward liberalizing alcohol sales in Ontario. The provincial government expanded store hours in December and has started a consultation to look at other ways of changing the way alcohol is sold in the province. Note, this survey was not commissioned or paid for

I shop, therefore I am: Can Augmented Reality Save Canadian Stores?

By Maciej Czop Over a third of Canadians have already used Augmented Reality (AR) and most are interested in seeing the technology in retail spaces. Those under 45 are especially enticed by the idea of AR being integrated into their retail experience (75%). Like many new technologies, AR use in retail will probably be driven

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