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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

Conservatives lead Liberals by 3. Liberals trail on cost of living and the economy

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto If an election were held today, 34% would vote for the Conservative Party, 31% for the Liberal Party, 18% for the NDP and 6% for the BQ. The Conservatives are ahead in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Conservatives also have a small 3-point advantage in Ontario. In
Conservatives lead Liberals by 3. Liberals trail on cost of living and the economy

Millions feeling pain on food costs; Pessimism persists

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Over the last several months we’ve been measuring how Canadians are reacting to the higher rate of inflation and rising interest rates today.  Here’s what we found in our latest tracking. CURRENT PERSONAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS Today, 11% say the economic conditions for them personally are relatively good, while 52%
Millions feeling pain on food costs; Pessimism persists

The Mental Health Crisis at Work

Almost 6.5 million Canadian workers suffer mental health distress from work By David Coletto Inflexible, unsupportive workplaces, unrewarding work and jobs that don’t pay the bills are leading factors in causing mental health distress for one in three working Canadians, who also say the problem is getting worse. Overall, almost half of Canadian workers say
The Mental Health Crisis at Work

Will Canadians Be Trick-Or-Treating This Halloween Night?

By Michael Monopoli Leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and the spooky season is officially upon us. While some of us start to pull the long-lost sweaters out from the back of our closets, others are planning the perfect costume for Halloween night. With mask mandates no longer in effect, and Halloween night just around
Will Canadians Be Trick-Or-Treating This Halloween Night?

Canadians’ views on Bill C-18, the Online News Act

By David Coletto Google Canada commissioned Abacus Data to design and execute a national public opinion survey exploring perceptions and views about Bill C-18, the Online News Act and to gauge public reaction to Google’s concerns about the Bill. The survey was conducted with 2,207 Canadian adults from August 19 to 26, 2022. In designing
Canadians’ views on Bill C-18, the Online News Act

COVID Anxiety Low, Vaccine Hesitancy up a Notch

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto WORRY LEVELS REMAIN LOW Just 14% are “extremely worried” or “worried a lot” about Covid19. Just 19% say their level of concern has increased in recent days. Both numbers are among the lowest we’ve recorded. INFECTION RATES, AND SYMPTOM REPORTS UNCHANGED A total of 40% say they are sure
COVID Anxiety Low, Vaccine Hesitancy up a Notch

Public Stress About Inflation Is High, but Not Rising Much

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In July, and then again last week, we measured public sentiment about the economy and inflation.  Here’s what we found. CURRENT PERSONAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS Today, 9% say the economic conditions for them personally are relatively good, while 53% say things “could be better but are not really difficult.” Just
Public Stress About Inflation Is High, but Not Rising Much

The Great Promotion? How the pandemic changed the landscape of working Canadians

By: Oksana Kishchuk Just last week our work was cited in an article about ‘The Great Resignation’ in Canada. Numbers from a recent labour market survey suggest this wasn’t a significant phenomenon in Canada. Instead, StatsCan data shows a Great Resignation is the bigger of our worries. (All the more reason to understand the younger
The Great Promotion? How the pandemic changed the landscape of working Canadians
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