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Most Canadians would vote for the USMCA deal.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked several questions about the recently agreed to trilateral trade deal (USMCA) which is proposed to replace NAFTA. Here is what we found: Across the country, 59% believe that it was a “good step” for Canada to decide to enter this agreement, based
Most Canadians would vote for the USMCA deal.

Canadians are ready for legal cannabis

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Téléchargez le rapport en français ici As recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal on October 17, we conducted a national survey of 3,000 Canadian adults on behalf of The Cannabis Council of Canada in September to find out how the country was feeling about legalization.  Here’s
Canadians are ready for legal cannabis

Ontario PCs lead amidst slight Liberal recovery and NDP slide

By Ihor Korbabicz Premier Ford was swept into power by an intense desire for change incubated over a long stretch of provincial Liberal governments and under a historically disliked premier. In Abacus Data’s first poll months since the Ontario PC win, we find that while most Ontarians still have negative views of the premier, few
Ontario PCs lead amidst slight Liberal recovery and NDP slide

Do you love oil? Hate oil? Either way, you’re in the minority.

By Bruce Anderson In our most recent national public opinion survey, we explored one of the most contentious topics in Canadian politics – oil – and found most people don’t find it all that contentious. When asked if they loved oil, hated oil, or “don’t have strong feelings about oil, it’s just a product that has
Do you love oil? Hate oil? Either way, you’re in the minority.

Housing affordability is the top issue for Millennials who are looking to achieve the dream of homeownership

By David Coletto On behalf of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), we conducted a national survey of 2,500 Canadian millennials (those aged 18 to 38) earlier this spring (April 18 to May 9). The survey explored attitudes and perceptions around housing with Canada’s largest generation. Come the time of the next federal election in
Housing affordability is the top issue for Millennials who are looking to achieve the dream of homeownership

Liberal Re-Election Hopes?

May have less to do with a pipeline, more about attracting investment and helping with housing affordability. By Bruce Anderson As of today, 42% of voters say they would like to see the Liberals re-elected next year, and 58% say they would prefer to see a different party take power in Ottawa.  To put this
Liberal Re-Election Hopes?

Only 1 in 5 Canadian millennials believe they will see global gender equality in their lifetimes.

By David Coletto On behalf of The MATCH Fund, we asked Canadian millennials (those aged 18 to 37) their views on global gender equality and Canada’s role in trying to achieve it. Here’s what we found: Only one in five millennials believe they will see global gender equality achieved in their lifetime. Most think that
Only 1 in 5 Canadian millennials believe they will see global gender equality in their lifetimes.

Election 2015 started as a three party race. Countdown to 2019 begins with the NDP well back.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A year from now, we will likely be in the middle of the 2019 federal election. Over the past 5 days, we polled 2,000 Canadian adults how they are seeing their political choices and how they feel about their political leaders. Here are the highlights as we see them:
Election 2015 started as a three party race. Countdown to 2019 begins with the NDP well back.

Ottawa residents want progress on LeBreton Flats redevelopment

Most residents, including 67% of Sens fans, support the NHL stepping in to get the project moving forward. By David Coletto The Capital Build Taskforce, a sub-committee of the Ottawa Board of Trade focused on supporting key economic development in the National Capital Region, commissioned local polling firm Abacus Data to conduct a survey of
Ottawa residents want progress on LeBreton Flats redevelopment

Abacus Data Continues to Grow

Abacus Data welcomes Yvonne Langen as the new Business Development Manager. Yvonne comes to us with a breadth of experience in account management, lead generation, relationship management, marketing, and communications. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University and a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto. Yvonne will be responsible for cultivating
Abacus Data Continues to Grow
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