Another Youthquake?

Exploring the concerns, priorities, and political engagement of Canadian youth aged 15 to 30. On behalf of 10 national youth-serving organizations, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey of a representative sample of 1,000 youth aged 15 to 30. Our study found several key issues of concern among youth, and dissatisfaction with the way

There’s a Conservation Consensus

Public attitudes on conservation and the role of international and indigenous partnership. On behalf of the International Boreal Conservation Campaign, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey of a representative sample of 2,000 Canadians. The study explored public attitudes towards conservation, Canada’s role in meeting its commitment to conserve natural spaces and the role

How to get millennials to embrace nuclear power

In February, David spoke at the annual conference for the Canadian Nuclear Association. In his keynote address, he shared insights and new survey data on how Canadians and millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) think about nuclear power. Full results of the survey can be found here. Here’s the full speech: ABOUT ABACUS DATA We

Memo: What our polling on affordability anxiety for the Broadbent Institute means for progressives in Canada

Memorandum To:                Broadbent Institute From:          David Coletto, Abacus Data Re:                What our polling on affordability anxiety means for progressives in Canada In a world where big issues – like action on climate change, immigration, fiscal policy, and

Will climate change be a ballot box question in 2019?

Almost 8 million Canadians are “extremely” worried about climate change. 9 million say it will be the top or top two issue they vote on. By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Our most recent nationwide survey included questions on current attitudes towards climate change and benchmarked awareness of the federal carbon price backstop that will

Canadians see electric vehicles becoming mainstream, soon. Environmental, fuel cost advantages widely perceived.

Canadians believe the future of consumer vehicle market will be defined by electric vehicles, and they hope it happens pretty quickly, according to the second in a series of exclusive polls by Abacus Data and Clean Energy Canada. • Most (64%) say that if it were up to them, electric cars would become the majority

Latest Public Opinion on National Pharmacare: Canadians prefer a dollar-wise focus on those who have no insurance coverage

By Bruce Anderson Our most recent survey of attitudes towards a Canadian pharmacare initiative commissioned by the Canadian Life and Health Association (1,200 interviews, conducted between February 26 and March 3, 2019) reveals strong support for the idea of helping improve the affordability of medicine for those who have no drug insurance today, coupled with

Tracking the Impact of the SNC-Lavalin Controvery: Sunday Update

By David Coletto As the weekend comes to a close and we all adjust to the time change, I wanted to share the latest results of our daily tracking. Since February 28, we have been interviewing 300 people each day and rolling 3 days of data into a snapshot of public opinion over those three

Has the SNC-Lavalin/Wilson-Raybould Controversy Impacted Public Opinion?

By David Coletto & Bruce Anderson Over recent weeks we have been polling Canadian political attitudes regularly and feel we have a good data set to gauge the impact of the controversy to date, based on a total of more than 8,800 interviews conducted between January 30 and March 4, 2019. Between January 30 and

Climate Change Worries Open Minds to Modern Nuclear Technology

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto On behalf of the Canadian Nuclear Association, Abacus Data developed a different approach to surveying contemporary attitudes towards nuclear energy. Instead of looking principally at nuclear as a source of energy, we created a survey that explored whether people might feel differently about nuclear if the conversation was about

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