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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

Canadian Politics: Broad Support for New Government

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto 1 in 2 say they Would Vote Liberal Tomorrow In our latest nationwide poll, fully 49% say that they would vote Liberal if there was an election today, signalling that the early choices made by the Trudeau government have been generally well received by voters. Conservative support today stands

Our Values & Our Money

By Bruce Anderson 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 know how when

Financial Goals and Know How

By Bruce Anderson 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 know how when

Final NL Poll: Liberals heading for a big win.

By David Coletto & Bruce Anderson The Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal Party would win big if the election were held today, according to our new survey of 700 eligible voters in the province. Although down slightly, the Liberals have maintained their large lead over the incumbent PCs. Currently they lead by 42-points, down from the

NL Election 2015: Windsor Lake – Liberal Cathy Bennett leads Ryan Cleary by 58 points.

By David Coletto VOCM News commissioned Abacus Data to conduct surveys in four provincial electoral districts. Today, we report the results of a survey of 500 eligible voters living in Windsor Lake. The Race for Windsor Lake Liberal candidate and incumbent MHA Cathy Bennett has very large 58-point lead over PC candidate and former NDP
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