Canada’s political mood as 2018 comes to an end

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As we close out 2018 and look to 2019, we surveyed 2,000 Canadian adults and explored their views on federal politics and how they were feeling about the direction of the country. Here’s the first of a series of releases, detailing what we found: DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY By

Public perceptions remain a major hurdle to gender equity in politics

By David Coletto & Oksana Kishchuk On behalf of Equal Voice, we asked 2,000 Canadian men and women (those 18 and over) their views on politics, political participation, and what can be done to increase women’s involvement in politics. This work is an extension of the study we conducted in 2017 called Finding Parity. Here’s

Liberals see an uptick; Conservative growth stalls

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto In an election held tomorrow, 38% would vote for the Liberal Party, 31% Conservative and 16% for the NDP. These numbers are similar to the levels of support each party found the last time Canadians went to the polls. Regionally the Liberals hold a 7-point lead in BC, a

Alberta Pulse: UCP leads over NDP thanks to a more united right

THE UNITED CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADS THE NDP BY 15 AS 77% OF FORMER WILDROSE AND PC PARTY SUPPORTERS NOW SUPPORT THE UCP. By David Coletto About three and a half years ago, the NDP surprised many in Alberta and across the country by winning a majority government in a province that had never elected the

Can the Conservatives win in 2019 by running against carbon pricing? It’s no slam dunk.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked respondents a series of questions about climate change, the federal approach to deal with the issue, and what they know and think about the federal leaders and their approach to climate change. Here’s what we found: THE SCALE OF THE CLIMATE ISSUE

For most Canadians, the world is in trouble.

Bruce Anderson & David Coletto  Canadians may be somewhat divided as to whether the country is heading in the right direction (40%) or off on the wrong track (37%), but compared to what we see in the rest of the world, the consensus seems to be things could be worse.  Around the world, only 16%

Most Canadians would vote for the USMCA deal.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked several questions about the recently agreed to trilateral trade deal (USMCA) which is proposed to replace NAFTA. Here is what we found: Across the country, 59% believe that it was a “good step” for Canada to decide to enter this agreement, based

Canadians are ready for legal cannabis

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Téléchargez le rapport en français ici As recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal on October 17, we conducted a national survey of 3,000 Canadian adults on behalf of The Cannabis Council of Canada in September to find out how the country was feeling about legalization.  Here’s

Ontario PCs lead amidst slight Liberal recovery and NDP slide

By Ihor Korbabicz Premier Ford was swept into power by an intense desire for change incubated over a long stretch of provincial Liberal governments and under a historically disliked premier. In Abacus Data’s first poll months since the Ontario PC win, we find that while most Ontarians still have negative views of the premier, few

Do you love oil? Hate oil? Either way, you’re in the minority.

By Bruce Anderson In our most recent national public opinion survey, we explored one of the most contentious topics in Canadian politics – oil – and found most people don’t find it all that contentious. When asked if they loved oil, hated oil, or “don’t have strong feelings about oil, it’s just a product that has

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