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The return to normal travel is delayed, but not cancelled.

By: Oksana Kishchuk Just this week, the federal government announced plans to open our borders to international travelers, starting in August. This is one of the first signals we’ve seen about ‘post-pandemic’ travel, and a return to normal tourism. But as Canada opens its borders, how do Canadians themselves feel about traveling? Earlier this month
The return to normal travel is delayed, but not cancelled.

2.4 million are vaccine “maybes”, another 2.4 million say “no”. More than 5 million doubt the second shot is essential.

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group The latest Abacus Data research conducted as a contribution to the Faster Together coalition reveals that vaccine-hesitant Canadians number 8% of adults (roughly 2.4 million people), while vaccine refusers number 8% (2.4 million). We find 60% saying they
2.4 million are vaccine “maybes”, another 2.4 million say “no”. More than 5 million doubt the second shot is essential.

How Canadians view the federal party leaders

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included a series of probes designed to help understand how the public sees the leaders of the three biggest national political parties. Here’s what we found. JAGMEET SINGH Today, Mr. Singh is arguably the most popular national political leader, with 38% saying they have a
How Canadians view the federal party leaders

Introducing Carson Miles – an Ottawa-based road cyclist being supported by Abacus Data

As many in our community know, I’m pretty passionate about cycling. I love all aspects of the sport – the way a ride makes me feel, the excitement of July when the Tour de France is on, or how a bike is a great equalizer. Earlier this year, I was introduced to Carson Miles –
Introducing Carson Miles – an Ottawa-based road cyclist being supported by Abacus Data

2021 is not 2019: Liberals well ahead as Conservative vote hits a new low

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1500 Canadian adults (June 10-15). Here’s what the survey found: HOW BIG ARE THE PARTY VOTER POOLS? If there is a national election in Canada this year, it may have a different flavour than recent elections. The “accessible voter pool” (meaning the
2021 is not 2019: Liberals well ahead as Conservative vote hits a new low

Liberal fortunes strengthen; Conservatives shed 5 points in a month

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national survey of 2,070 Canadian adults from June 18 to 21, 2021 finds the Liberals opening a 10-point lead over the Conservatives as the federal government’s approval rating improves. APPROVAL OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Since our last survey, we see a four-point rise in approval of the federal
Liberal fortunes strengthen; Conservatives shed 5 points in a month

Canadians see risk but more opportunity in transition; Broad support for policies designed to help an energy shift along

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, we found 3 out of 4 Canadians believe countries that set higher emissions reduction ambitions will be more successful competitors in the global economy compared to those who set lower ambitions. While some Canadians see economic risk in the transition away
Canadians see risk but more opportunity in transition; Broad support for policies designed to help an energy shift along

Almost all plan to get a second shot, but a quarter doubt necessity

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group The latest Abacus Data research conducted as a contribution to the Faster Together coalition reveals that the number of vaccine-hesitant Canadians has continued to decline, and now numbers 13%, with another 6% indicating they will never take a

What dads really want for Father’s Day

By Michael Monopoli Father’s Day is this weekend, and with pandemic restrictions relaxed across the nation, many families are eager to safely celebrate with their loved ones and show their fathers how appreciated they really are. For the majority of those who celebrate (86%), this means finding the perfect Father’s Day gift. But what does
What dads really want for Father’s Day

Liberals lead by 5 but NDP makes big gains

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults (from June 10 to 16, 2021). Here’s what the survey found: NATIONAL MOOD CONTINUES TO IMPROVE There is a continuing upswing in the number of people who say Canada is heading in the right direction, from an ebb of
Liberals lead by 5 but NDP makes big gains
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