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THE ECONOMIC MOOD IS WARMING

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto HEALTH OF THE CANADIAN ECONOMY When the federal Liberals took office, the mood of Canadians on the economy was fairly gloomy: only 32% said it was in good shape. That number has climbed to 52%. In every region, feelings about the economy have improved since May. The greatest gains

GRIT SUPPORT BROADENING WITH TIME

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest survey interviewed more than 2,000 respondents and covered a host of political topics. Our first release from this package of data covers the regular political bases. ACCESSIBLE VOTER POOLS At the beginning of 2015, all three major parties had accessible voter pools of a similar size. Today,

THE FUTURE AS CANADIANS SEE IT – WORK, HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our recent nationwide survey, we asked Canadians to tell us whether they thought a series of scenarios were likely or unlikely to transpire over the next 10 or 20 years. Our first release can be found here. Here are our findings on items related to science and technology:

CANADIANS LOOK INTO THE FUTURE

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our recent nationwide survey, we asked Canadians to tell us whether they thought a series of scenarios were likely or unlikely to transpire over the next 10 or 20 years. We are releasing the results over the next few days, grouping some items together for ease of presentation. When

HOW BIG ARE CANADIAN REGIONAL DIFFERENCES ON QUESTIONS OF MORALITY?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included questions on what people consider to be morally acceptable or morally wrong. See our earlier releases  here and here. Here’s a look at regional differences, particularly looking at how Alberta, often understood to be the most conservative province, and Quebec, often seen as at

COMPARING CANADIAN MEN & WOMEN ON QUESTIONS OF MORALITY

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included questions on what people consider to be morally acceptable or morally wrong. See our earlier release here. Here’s a look at gender differences: Women and men largely agree (within five points of each other) on the morality of: • Abortion, birth control, divorce, unmarried

CANADIANS’ MORAL COMPASS SET DIFFERENTLY FROM THAT OF OUR NEIGHBOURS TO THE SOUTH

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Recently, the Gallup organization in the US updated a series of questions they have asked over the years about what behaviours or choices Americans consider to be moral or immoral. We decided to mirror the questions in our most recent survey of Canadians. Here’s what we found: • The

MARIJUANA POLICY: CANADIANS PUT EMPHASIS ON SAFETY, TESTING, EDUCATION

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included questions related to the federal government’s announced plan to legalize marijuana. The highlights: • 35% of those surveyed are “firmly in favour” of the idea of legalizing marijuana, 24% firmly opposed, and 42% say they are “somewhere in the middle”. Younger people are more

New report finds convenience, innovation and trust behind 84 per cent approval rating of banks in Canada

The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) today released a new report from Abacus Data which found that 84 per cent of Canadians have a positive view of the banking industry, and that number jumps to a 93 per cent approval rating when people are asked about their own bank. The report, based on public opinion research

GOVERNMENT APPROVAL HITS NEW HIGH OF 56% AS HOUSE RISES

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included some of our recurring measures about the state of public opinion on federal politics. The highlights: FEELINGS ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT • 56% approve of the job being done by Justin Trudeau and his government, the highest number achieved by the new government. Only 24%
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