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Canadians see Biden taking climate action and want Canada to keep pace to stay competitive

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada believe that President-elect Biden will follow through on his promise to make climate change a major priority, including two out of three people in Canada’s leading oil-producing province, Alberta. When asked whether they believe
Canadians see Biden taking climate action and want Canada to keep pace to stay competitive

Doctors key to overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we explored how best to overcome the hesitancy which might keep some Canadians from taking the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to them. Roughly a third of those surveyed in September (33%) and November (31%) say they would get vaccinated as

How has the pandemic impacted holiday shopping and winter travel in Canada?

By David Coletto & Megan Ross This holiday season will be unlike any other that Canadian’s have experienced because the COVID-19 pandemic has severely restricted what we can and should do this year. For the past eight months, the pandemic has altered many of the ways we do things. It introduced consumers to new ways
How has the pandemic impacted holiday shopping and winter travel in Canada?

Canadians are patient about COVID-19 vaccine availability

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto When asked when they think a vaccine will be made available to them personally in the new year, only 23% expect that will happen in the first quarter, another 27% guess the second quarter, 17% the third quarter, and 20% believe it will happen in October or later. When
Canadians are patient about COVID-19 vaccine availability

Abacus Data Bulletin: Half of Canadians say they won’t gather with family outside their household for the holidays

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact David Coletto.     PLEASE NOTE: The results in this release were updated on December 3. In our latest national survey completed on December 3, we asked respondents what they planned to do for the holidays
Abacus Data Bulletin: Half of Canadians say they won’t gather with family outside their household for the holidays

Liberals lead by 6 nationally, as COVID-19 gains as top issue

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national survey puts the Liberals ahead by 6 nationally – and with leads in BC, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada that would give them potential to win a majority if an election were held today. • In BC, the Liberals 34% lead the Conservatives by six (28%).
Liberals lead by 6 nationally, as COVID-19 gains as top issue

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Canadians Concerned about COVID-19 Impacts

By Oksana Kishchuk Yesterday was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is a day to amplify the call to action of eliminating and preventing violence against women. The issue of violence against women is a problem world-wide and also at home. According to data from a Statistics Canada survey, every
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Canadians Concerned about COVID-19 Impacts

Wealth tax? Canadians like the idea.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked how Canadians felt about two different tax ideas that have been discussed as part of an approach to helping pay for the costs of the pandemic. Here’s what we found. On the idea of a 1% tax on wealth paid by people
Wealth tax? Canadians like the idea.

Mental and emotional strain of COVID-19 becoming key risk for many Canadians

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Canadians generally believe that the authorities who make the COVID-19 rules for where they live and work are finding the right balance in terms of mitigating health, economic and mental health risks, except in the Prarie provinces. Across the country, 58% say authorities are handling that challenge well, 33%
Mental and emotional strain of COVID-19 becoming key risk for many Canadians

COVID-19 & Canadian Youth: Impacts, Perspectives and The Recovery

By Oksana Kishchuk In September 2020 Abacus Data partnered with 13 youth-serving agencies to undertake a survey of Canadian youth aged 15 to 30. We wanted to better understand the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic thus far, as told by Canadian Youth. Here’s just some of what we found.  (To read the full report, click
COVID-19 & Canadian Youth: Impacts, Perspectives and The Recovery
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