How Canadians celebrate (or don’t celebrate) Christmas

By Megan Ross and David Coletto With Christmas around the corner, we decided to ask Canadians about how they do (or don’t) celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year” (in our opinion). We replicated some questions we asked back in 2012 to see what’s changed. Interesting, a lot has. Here’s what we found: Canadians

The public perception of Canadian politics as 2019 comes to a close

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Earlier this week, we completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadians and updated our federal political tracking. While not much has changed since Canadians voted on October 21, the results point to some of the strengths and weaknesses facing parties and their leaders amid the minority parliament. Here’s what

Consumer Spotlight: Streaming Services in Canada

By Megan Ross With the recent launch of both Disney+ and Apple TV Plus, the streaming wars are heating up.  The market is saturated with all your favourite tv shows and movies accessible at the click of your mouse. It begs the question of whether there is enough room in the market or money in

Majority support merging school systems in Ontario

By David Coletto & Ihor Korbabicz A slim majority (56%) of Ontarians support merging the separate (Catholic) and public school systems in Ontario into a singular publicly-funded school system. One in four strongly support the idea, while only one in ten are strongly opposed. The question of what to do with the separate school system

Abacus Data welcomes Megan Ross to the team as a new Senior Analyst

We are very excited to announce that Megan Ross has joined our team as a Senior Analyst. Prior to joining Abacus Data, Megan worked at H&K and the Gandalf Group as a research analyst. “Megan will play a critical role in our research operation, working with our team to execute research projects to the standard

Does Alberta want in or out and how does the rest of the country feel?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The post-election discussion in Canadian politics has centred a lot on the relationship with Alberta. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at where attitudes currently stand. • Right now, 75% of Albertans think the province has been treated unfairly by the rest of the country,

Andrew Scheer or Who?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto There’s been a lot of talk about whether the Conservative Party of Canada should stick with Andrew Scheer as its leader into the next election, whenever that will be.  The Conservative Party will have a vote to decide whether to hold a leadership race this spring. Here’s what our

What about the millennials and #elxn43?

By David Coletto & Claire Gummo As you’re probably aware, our team spends a lot of time thinking about the impact of generational change on different sectors, the consumer market, labour market, and in public affairs. There’s been a lot written through Election 43 about the impact that millennials could play in determining the outcome.

Election Poll: Regional races & turnout will decide an election with 2-points separating Liberals and Conservatives in Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Yesterday, we completed our final survey of Election 43, interviewing 2,000 Canadians from Thursday to Saturday. Here is our take on Canadian public opinion as polling stations are set to open tomorrow morning. THE MOOD OF THE COUNTRY In 2015, 60% of Canadians said they definitely wanted a change

Election Poll: NDP and BQ rise as Liberals and Conservatives remain deadlocked

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto  This week, we completed a large national survey of 3,000 Canadians.  All interviews were done after the English language debate and before the French-language debate Thursday evening. Here’s what we found:  LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AT 32%; NDP AND BQ GAIN GROUND.  If an election were held at the time

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