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Conservatives lead Liberals by 4 as inflation, healthcare, and the economy in focus.

By David Coletto If an election were held today, 35% would vote for the Conservative Party, 31% for the Liberal Party, 18% for the NDP, and 7% for the BQ. There have been little change since the end of November. The Conservatives are ahead in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Conservatives and Liberals
Conservatives lead Liberals by 4 as inflation, healthcare, and the economy in focus.

Alberta Politics Deep Dive: Notley’s NDP leads Smith and the UCP by 8 but a core group of “reluctant” UCP voters will likely decide the election

Earlier this week I was in Calgary speaking to a business group about the political environments in Canada and Alberta. I shared some data from a new survey Abacus Data completed last week exploring the public mood as well as political opinions and perceptions. The data in this briefing comes from an online survey of
Alberta Politics Deep Dive: Notley’s NDP leads Smith and the UCP by 8 but a core group of “reluctant” UCP voters will likely decide the election

Six in ten Canadians believe an electric vehicle will ultimately cost them less than a gas car

Most Canadians believe that an electric vehicle will end up costing them less, despite a higher upfront cost, than a gas vehicle. Almost six in ten Canadians believe that an electric vehicle will end up being cheaper for them over a gas vehicle, while 41% think gas will end up being cheaper. At the same
Six in ten Canadians believe an electric vehicle will ultimately cost them less than a gas car

Canadians see a Clean Energy System as More Affordable and More Secure than a Fossil Fuel Energy System

Eight in ten think it’s important for Canada to invest in clean energy opportunities in response to the American Inflation Reduction Act investments in climate action. In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, Canadians believe a clean energy system that includes hydro, wind, solar power and electric vehicles would
Canadians see a Clean Energy System as More Affordable and More Secure than a Fossil Fuel Energy System

Holiday Celebrations Reborn, Regardless of What Public Health and Officials Say

By: Michael Monopoli In our latest national survey completed on November 30th, we asked Canadians about their plans for holiday gatherings. Comparing our results to last year, Canadians are significantly more comfortable celebrating with family and friends this holiday season. This year, only 12% intend to restrict their holiday plans to household members only. This
Holiday Celebrations Reborn, Regardless of What Public Health and Officials Say

Understanding Youth and Child Civic Engagement In Canada

In December 2021, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by the Rideau Hall Foundation as part of a wider consultation related to strengthening the Forum for Young Canadians program. The survey was conducted with 1,750 young people in Canada, aged 16 to 24, and 700 children (through their parents) aged 12 to
Understanding Youth and Child Civic Engagement In Canada

Satisfaction Levels High with Segregated Funds and Mutual Funds

On behalf of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Abacus Data conducted research among a national sample of adult Canadians, including 709 people who had experience with segregated funds and 782 who had experience with mutual funds. This research was conducted between September 4th and October 3, 2022. Here are the key findings. •

Ford vs. Education Workers: How are Ontarians reacting?

By David Coletto On November 4th and 5th, we conducted a province-wide survey of 1,000 adults to explore initial public reaction to the labour dispute between the Ontario government and the province’s education workers who were set to strike on Friday. The survey finds: 1. There is widespread awareness and significant attention being paid to
Ford vs. Education Workers: How are Ontarians reacting?

Millions Following Emergencies Act Commission. Most are Concluding Ottawa Had No Better Choice

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto ATTENTION PAID TO THE EMERGENCIES ACT COMMISSION About 1 in 5 people (16%) say they have been following the commission hearings closely, and another 50% “a little” while 34% are not following it at all. Conservative (21%), Liberal (20%), and NDP (16%) voters are about as likely to be
Millions Following Emergencies Act Commission. Most are Concluding Ottawa Had No Better Choice

COVID Anxiety Ticks Up, More Take Vaccine Boosters

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto WORRY LEVELS LOW, BUT NOTCHING UPWARD 5% are “extremely worried” or “worried a lot” about Covid19, which is only a marginal change from our last wave, but 29% say their level of concern has increased recently, which is up 10 points. The degree of worry hasn’t intensified, but awareness
COVID Anxiety Ticks Up, More Take Vaccine Boosters
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