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What dads really want for Father’s Day

By Michael Monopoli Father’s Day is this weekend, and with pandemic restrictions relaxed across the nation, many families are eager to safely celebrate with their loved ones and show their fathers how appreciated they really are. For the majority of those who celebrate (86%), this means finding the perfect Father’s Day gift. But what does
What dads really want for Father’s Day

Liberals lead by 5 but NDP makes big gains

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults (from June 10 to 16, 2021). Here’s what the survey found: NATIONAL MOOD CONTINUES TO IMPROVE There is a continuing upswing in the number of people who say Canada is heading in the right direction, from an ebb of
Liberals lead by 5 but NDP makes big gains

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.

Pandemic Pets: Did Canada see a pandemic pet boom?

By: David Coletto On Saturday, my spouse and I are welcoming a new addition to our family: a puppy! Since I was a little kid, I’ve always wanted a dog but my parents weren’t really dog people and I’m quite allergic to cats so the only pets we ever were had were fish. Like many
Pandemic Pets: Did Canada see a pandemic pet boom?

Pandemic Fitness: From gym closures to Zoom workouts

By: Oksana Kishchuk Like many of our pre-pandemic routines, our health and fitness habits have been altered during the last 14 months. With gyms and fitness classes open in some jurisdictions and closed in others, many Canadians have been left to improvise our workouts at least some point during the pandemic. We were curious just
Pandemic Fitness: From gym closures to Zoom workouts

Canadians see upside to ambitious climate targets

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, almost three out of four people in Canada (72%) think that those countries which set more ambitious targets will end up stronger economically than those countries which don’t pursue such targets.   While believing ambitous targets are good for longer term
Canadians see upside to ambitious climate targets

Vaccine acceptance continues to rise

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group The number of Canadians willing to be vaccinated is on the rise, and the number of people hesitant or refusing to take a Covid-19 vaccine is at a new low. Abacus has been providing data on vaccine opinions

National mood brightens; Liberals remain narrowly ahead

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadian adults (from May 26 to May 28, 2021). Here’s what the survey found: NATIONAL MOOD In the last five weeks, we’ve noticed a strong 12-point upswing in the number of people who say the country is heading in the right
National mood brightens; Liberals remain narrowly ahead

Pan-Canadian Survey Finds Black Entrepreneurs Face Significant Barriers to Success

La version française est ci-dessous The results of a major new survey on Black entrepreneurship in Canada were released today that reveals systemic barriers to growth and success facing Black Canadian entrepreneurs. The survey was commissioned by the African Canadian Senate Group and Senator Colin Deacon, in collaboration with twelve prominent, Black-led business organizations across
Pan-Canadian Survey Finds Black Entrepreneurs Face Significant Barriers to Success

Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck again

Don’t miss David’s interview with Canada’s Chief Statistician and head of Statistics Canada on inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults (from May 7 to 12, 2021). Here’s what the survey found: CURRENT VOTING INTENTION If an election were held now, the
Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck again
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