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Liberal support recovers slightly

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto After several weeks of downward pressure caused by the WE Charity matter, Liberal support is showing some signs of recovery. An election today would see the Liberals (36%) with a 6-point margin over the Conservatives (30%) and the NDP further back with 18%. The regional patterns show the Liberals
Liberal support recovers slightly

As the pandemic goes on, the threat to live music grows

By David Coletto For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca In May, we published results of a national survey conducted for Music Canada to explore how the music industry is being impacted by the pandemic through the lens of concert-goers and those who consume live,
As the pandemic goes on, the threat to live music grows

WE Controversy undermines Liberal support and confidence in Morneau & Trudeau

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto The controversy about the WE Charity has eroded Liberal support, including among one in five who voted for a Liberal candidate only months ago. An election today would see the Liberals (34%) with a 4-point margin over the Conservatives (30%) and the NDP further back with 17%. The regional
WE Controversy undermines Liberal support and confidence in Morneau & Trudeau

WE Controversy takes a bite out of Liberal support and the PM’s image too.

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto If an election were held right now, the Liberal Party (36%) lead nationally – five-point ahead of the Conservatives (31%) – but Liberal support has slid four points since our last measurement at the end of June. The Liberals lead has shrunk to 7-points in Ontario, 4-points over the
WE Controversy takes a bite out of Liberal support and the PM’s image too.

Crowded Out: What Canada’s professional musicians say the impact of the pandemic has been on their lives, art, and, work.

By David Coletto The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the lives and incomes of Canada’s professional musicians. Not only have live events been cancelled or postponed this year, but the outlook for 2021 is not promising. According to a national survey of over 700 professional musicians commissioned by Music Canada, most professional
Crowded Out: What Canada’s professional musicians say the impact of the pandemic has been on their lives, art, and, work.

Canadian do not want to speed up return to normal activities – America is a cautionary tale.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto When asked to assess the speed at which different governments are moving to return to normal activities, most Canadians say the current pace is appropriate or things are going to fast. Few think the federal or provincial governments are moving too slowly. Most think the Trump Administration is moving
Canadian do not want to speed up return to normal activities – America is a cautionary tale.

COVID-19: Almost as many feel mental health impacts as feel financial woes.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our last national survey, we asked Canadians to what extent the pandemic has impacted different aspects of their lives. Here’s what we found: Almost as many Canadians report the pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health as those who say it has had a negative
COVID-19: Almost as many feel mental health impacts as feel financial woes.

1 in 4 Canadians never wear a mask but making it mandatory finds little resistance

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Last week in a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults we asked some questions about wearing masks as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s what we found: A third of Canadians always wear a mask when they enter a public place like a retail outlet and
1 in 4 Canadians never wear a mask but making it mandatory finds little resistance

Most think Wexit is a terrible idea, but the concept could divide Conservatives.

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto In the wake of the announcement that former Harper-era cabinet minister Jay Hill is taking over the leadership of Wexit Canada – a political party whose goal is the separation of the four most western provinces from the rest of Canada – we polled Canadians on what they thought
Most think Wexit is a terrible idea, but the concept could divide Conservatives.

O Canada: Canadians, our public institutions, and the pandemic

A new poll finds Canadians are satisfied with Canada’s public institutions’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Oksana Kishchuk At the beginning of May, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by the Rideau Hall Foundation. This survey was a follow-up to research that was conducted in February just a few weeks before the
O Canada: Canadians, our public institutions, and the pandemic
Good decisions require good data.