The Canada-China Relationship

By Bruce Anderson Abacus Data conducted a nationwide survey on behalf of Teck Resources – Canada’s largest diversified resource development company and a significant Canadian exporter. The focus of the study was Canadians’ views of Canada’s relationship with China, with an emphasis on trade, including their preferences for that relationship going forward. This release highlights

Promises, Promises: Which Liberal campaign promises do Canadians want the government to follow through on?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest poll we asked how people felt about a range of the promises that the Liberal Party made while campaigning last fall. In each case, we asked if people wanted them to go ahead with the promise, would prefer they not go ahead, or didn’t care much

Popularity & Prime Ministers

Highest positives for Trudeau son & father Highest negatives for Stephen Harper By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest poll we asked how people felt about the last 7 people who won elections and became prime minster. The results provide some context in which to assess feelings about the two most recent election

How do we feel about the Trudeau government?

By a 2:1 margin, people approve By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Today, 53% say they approve of the performance of the federal government, similar to the 51% we measured in December. To put this in context, at no point during 2015 did the Harper government find an approval rating higher than 37%. Also noteworthy

The Economy & National Politics?

Economic concerns are rising. Political preferences fairly stable. LPC 45%, CPC 28%, NDP 17% By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A year ago, two thirds of Canadians said the economy was in good shape; one third said it was “poor”. Today, those numbers are reversed, illustrating how significant has been the shift in sentiment. Much

What do Canadians think should be done about ISIS?

Canadians are unsure bombing will work, hesitant about sending troops, and think a ground war may be needed. By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our most recent nationwide public opinion survey, we explored three questions that tapped into how Canadians feel about the choices facing Canada and other countries when it comes to dealing

Early Handicapping of the CPC Leadership Race: MacKay on top

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our most recent nationwide public opinion survey, we tested support levels for 9 people whose names have been rumoured as people who might make good candidates for the leadership of the federal Conservative Party. Undoubtedly, other names may be added and some subtracted from this list next time

Financial Literacy in Canada: Trust and Sources of Information

By Bruce Anderson, Chairman, Abacus Data Research Objectives In June, Canada launched its first-ever National Strategy for Financial Literacy and the country is now examining how best to increase the financial knowledge and skills of Canadians. On behalf of the Canadian Bankers Association, Abacus conducted an extensive nationwide study of Canadians’ financial aspirations and their

Job Approval of the New Government: 51% approve vs. 19% disapprove

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Remarkably Few Unhappy with New Government While less than half of Canadian voters marked a ballot for a Liberal candidate, only 19% are unhappy with the performance of the Trudeau government so far. This view cuts across regional, demographic and political lines to a remarkable degree. Demographically, there is

How Financially Literate are Canadians?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Research Objectives In June, Canada launched its first-ever National Strategy for Financial Literacy and the country is now examining how best to increase the financial knowledge and skills of Canadians. On behalf of the Canadian Bankers Association, Abacus conducted an extensive nationwide study of Canadians’ financial aspirations and their

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