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The Shortage Economy in Canada and What it Means for Leaders

By David Coletto In its early October edition, the Economist put a spotlight on what it called the “shortage economy” and argued that “scarcity has replaced gluts as the biggest impediment to growth.” As a public opinion and social researcher, I was of course intrigued. And so, at the beginning of this year, I conducted
The Shortage Economy in Canada and What it Means for Leaders

Ontario PCs lead by 9 over Liberals as 2022 begins and election looms

By David Coletto Ontario is likely heading to the polls in early June 2022 and over the next months, our team will track public opinion and preferences in the lead-up to the campaign. This is part of our team’s expansion in Toronto.  We have opened a new office in downtown Toronto and will be focusing
Ontario PCs lead by 9 over Liberals as 2022 begins and election looms

Public mood sours and federal government approval steady as Omicron cases rise.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,200 Canadian adults from January 7 to 12, 2022. Here’s a snapshot of our findings. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL Since early December, the mood of the country has soured as Omicron has spread and anxiety about the pandemic has increased. Today, 37%
Public mood sours and federal government approval steady as Omicron cases rise.

What Threats Do Canadians Perceive and What Is Canada’s Influence Around the World? Now vs. 2018

By Richard Jenkins and David Coletto As more and more things are going back to normal in Canada, we decided to get Canadians to look beyond Canada’s borders to think about the threats and priorities they have for Canada on the global stage.  We also asked them to gauge Canada’s influence in the world. We
What Threats Do Canadians Perceive and What Is Canada’s Influence Around the World? Now vs. 2018

A Throne Speech Meets a Distracted Public. Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,025 Canadian adults from November 25 to 30, 2021. Here’s a snapshot of our findings. SPEECH FROM THE THRONE One in three people didn’t know there was a Speech from the Throne, and another half only heard about it.  Fewer than one in
A Throne Speech Meets a Distracted Public. Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck.

Fear of Omicron triggers anxiety across Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,025 Canadian adults from November 25 to 30, 2021, and asked some questions about COVID and public concerns that we have been tracking since the start of the pandemic.  Here’s what we found: MILLIONS ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT COVID-19 OVER THE PAST FEW
Fear of Omicron triggers anxiety across Canada

Is Flexibility the Key to a Successful Return to Office?

By David Coletto & Michael Monopoli As the COVID-19 pandemic transitions to an endemic over the next few weeks, employers are increasingly asking how to get their teams back into the workplace, especially office-based teams who have been able to work remotely for the past 19 months. Back in April 2020, a survey we conducted
Is Flexibility the Key to a Successful Return to Office?

What do Canadians know about Canadian politics and institutions?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In a recent national survey, we asked Canadians five questions to get a sense of how well people know some facts about our political system.   Here’s what we found. 3 out of 10 think someone other than the Prime Minister chooses the members of the federal Cabinet. 13% think
What do Canadians know about Canadian politics and institutions?

Renting: Smooth Sailing or Jumping Ship?

By Megan Ross In our most recent survey, we looked at how Canadian renters are doing. Are they renting happily ever after or are they looking for greener pastures by purchasing a home as soon as possible? What is the current market outlook for renters right now? How is the rental market doing in terms
Renting: Smooth Sailing or Jumping Ship?

What do Canadians think about climate change and climate action?

By David Coletto As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, kicks off this weekend in Glasgow, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a measure of Canadian public opinion towards climate change. To track opinions, I asked a series of questions we have fielded over the past few years
What do Canadians think about climate change and climate action?
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