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

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

Election Poll: Singh impresses at debate while Trudeau and Scheer break even

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Following the English language network debate, we polled Canadians on their reactions. Here’s what we found: 13% WATCHED THE ENTIRE DEBATE The vast majority (87%) didn’t watch the whole debate.  Just under half (47%) watched all (13%) of some (29%) of it.  Another 23% said they heard something about

Support for Energy Transition is Strong and Broad

A strong majority of Canadians believe the transition to clean energy is more economic opportunity that economic downside. Last week Clean Energy Canada issued a new report, The Fast Lane, which indicated that the country’s clean energy sector would add significantly more jobs than are expected to be lost in fossil fuels. New Abacus Data-Clean

Election Poll: Tight race with two weeks to go

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey measured the federal election trends. Here’s what we found: LIBERALS HAVE SLIGHT EDGE – TWO WAVES IN A ROW. If an election were held at the time of the survey, the Liberals (35%) would capture slightly more support than the Conservatives (33%), followed by the

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