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Understanding Youth and Child Civic Engagement In Canada

In December 2021, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by the Rideau Hall Foundation as part of a wider consultation related to strengthening the Forum for Young Canadians program. The survey was conducted with 1,750 young people in Canada, aged 16 to 24, and 700 children (through their parents) aged 12 to
Understanding Youth and Child Civic Engagement In Canada

Satisfaction Levels High with Segregated Funds and Mutual Funds

On behalf of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Abacus Data conducted research among a national sample of adult Canadians, including 709 people who had experience with segregated funds and 782 who had experience with mutual funds. This research was conducted between September 4th and October 3, 2022. Here are the key findings. •

Ford vs. Education Workers: How are Ontarians reacting?

By David Coletto On November 4th and 5th, we conducted a province-wide survey of 1,000 adults to explore initial public reaction to the labour dispute between the Ontario government and the province’s education workers who were set to strike on Friday. The survey finds: 1. There is widespread awareness and significant attention being paid to
Ford vs. Education Workers: How are Ontarians reacting?

Millions Following Emergencies Act Commission. Most are Concluding Ottawa Had No Better Choice

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto ATTENTION PAID TO THE EMERGENCIES ACT COMMISSION About 1 in 5 people (16%) say they have been following the commission hearings closely, and another 50% “a little” while 34% are not following it at all. Conservative (21%), Liberal (20%), and NDP (16%) voters are about as likely to be
Millions Following Emergencies Act Commission. Most are Concluding Ottawa Had No Better Choice

COVID Anxiety Ticks Up, More Take Vaccine Boosters

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto WORRY LEVELS LOW, BUT NOTCHING UPWARD 5% are “extremely worried” or “worried a lot” about Covid19, which is only a marginal change from our last wave, but 29% say their level of concern has increased recently, which is up 10 points. The degree of worry hasn’t intensified, but awareness
COVID Anxiety Ticks Up, More Take Vaccine Boosters

Conservatives lead Liberals by 3. Liberals trail on cost of living and the economy

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto If an election were held today, 34% would vote for the Conservative Party, 31% for the Liberal Party, 18% for the NDP and 6% for the BQ. The Conservatives are ahead in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Conservatives also have a small 3-point advantage in Ontario. In
Conservatives lead Liberals by 3. Liberals trail on cost of living and the economy

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
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