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Liberals open up an 8-point lead over the Conservatives as O’Toole’s negatives keep rising

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadian adults (from March 25 to 30). Here’s what the survey found: CURRENT VOTING INTENTION If an election were held now, the Liberals would win 38% of the vote (up 5
Liberals open up an 8-point lead over the Conservatives as O’Toole’s negatives keep rising

Canada’s political mood tentative as spring arrives

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadian adults (from March 12 to 17). Here’s what the survey found: DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY By a narrow margin, more Canadians feel the country is going in the right direction
Canada’s political mood tentative as spring arrives

How can Canada’s Conservative Party grow support? A gap analysis

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By David Coletto With the Conservative Party’s policy convention starting today, I took a quick look at some of our recent surveys to understand the opportunities and risks for the party heading into a likely federal election. For all of 2020 and 2021, the party’s
How can Canada’s Conservative Party grow support? A gap analysis

Everything & nothing has changed. The pandemic one year later

By: Oksana Kishchuk While reflecting on the pandemic anniversary this week I came across a Twitter account from the UK which recently started posting news articles everyday from exactly one year prior. Some of the headlines seemed old, like the ones abter lockdown measures, were eerily similar to articles I’ve seen published just a few
Everything & nothing has changed. The pandemic one year later

The Silent Wave: Those with Chronic Disease/Major Illness, Their Caregivers & COVID-19

By Oksana Kishchuk Earlier this year we conducted a study for HealthPartners, an organization connecting Canadians to Canada’s most respected and well-known health charities. The online survey fielded to a general population sample of n=3,000 and included those with chronic disease/major illnesses and their caregivers. The purpose of the study was to understand the impacts

The Reno Boom: How 1 in 2 Canadians are Investing in Home Renovations during the Pandemic

By: Samriddh Chaudhury When the COVID-19 pandemic began, daily life as we knew it ground to a halt. Vacations were canceled, reunions were postponed, and while the world outside clamoured to cope with the new realities of COVID-19, inside their four walls, Canadian families had an opportunity to reset and use this time to adapt
The Reno Boom: How 1 in 2 Canadians are Investing in Home Renovations during the Pandemic

Are Canadians Happier than Americans?

By: Oksana Kishchuk This last week we took the opportunity to answer a question that’s been on our minds since we started the Abacus Data Happiness Monitor: are Canadians happier than Americans? We went into field late last week with surveys in both countries to answer that question. But before we get into the comparison,
Are Canadians Happier than Americans?

Canadians & the COVID-19 Shot: Patient and Mostly Confident

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto Listen to Bruce Anderson & Peter Mansbridge Wednesday’s on Smoke, Mirrors and the Truth, a podcast within Peter Mansbridge’s podcast The Bridge. By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Roughly two out of three Canadians expect to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine shot before the end
Canadians & the COVID-19 Shot: Patient and Mostly Confident

Liberals regain lead as the mood of the country brightens

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national polling data shows that an election held today would see the Liberals with 34% support (up two since from last month), the Conservatives at 30% (down 1), the NDP at 18% (unchanged) and the Greens at
Liberals regain lead as the mood of the country brightens

Charities and the Pandemic: They need us now more than ever

By Megan Ross Since the beginning of the pandemic last March, many charities have experienced an increased demand for their services in support of their communities and the groups they are serving, and a decrease in charitable donations. At the extreme, some charities have had to close their doors permanently, leaving vulnerable populations with less
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