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Pan-Canadian Survey Finds Black Entrepreneurs Face Significant Barriers to Success

La version française est ci-dessous The results of a major new survey on Black entrepreneurship in Canada were released today that reveals systemic barriers to growth and success facing Black Canadian entrepreneurs. The survey was commissioned by the African Canadian Senate Group and Senator Colin Deacon, in collaboration with twelve prominent, Black-led business organizations across
Pan-Canadian Survey Finds Black Entrepreneurs Face Significant Barriers to Success

Arts and culture during a pandemic and what will come next

By Megan Ross In the past 20 years, new technologies have disrupted countless sectors, created entirely new industries, and fundamentally changed the way we live, work, and play. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological uptake and evolution in the most abbreviated time horizon we’ve ever witnessed. In an effort to limit the spread of the
Arts and culture during a pandemic and what will come next

Energy transition a widely accepted concept; Canadians want governments to work on it, not against it.

75% SAY IT IS A GLOBAL TREND, BENEFICIAL FOR CANADA IN THE LONG TERM. MOST FEEL IT IS NECESSARY AND WILL HAPPEN. IN ALBERTA, OPINION REVEALS MORE DISCOMFORT, BUT MOST SAY A TRANSITION TO LOWER CARBON ENERGY IS NECESSARY AND WILL HAPPEN. 60% WANT THE PROVINCE TO PLAN AN ECONOMY LESS DEPENDENT ON OIL. A
Energy transition a widely accepted concept; Canadians want governments to work on it, not against it.

A Premier Ford Reset? Public yet to clue in as negatives hold steady

By Ihor Korbabicz The media has picked up on efforts to present a kinder, refreshed, genteel Doug Ford, but the public has yet to notice. Impressions of the Ontario Premier have been relatively stable since April 2019 when his negatives first reached the ~60% disapproval threshold and ~20% positive, a dynamic that has not shifted
A Premier Ford Reset? Public yet to clue in as negatives hold steady

Abacus Data Bulletin: Canadians would impeach & remove US President Trump

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto. If it were up to a majority of Canadian voters, President Trump would be both impeached and removed from office, according to our latest nationwide opinion data.  Fully 60% say they would prefer to
Abacus Data Bulletin: Canadians would impeach & remove US President Trump

How Canadians celebrate (or don’t celebrate) Christmas

By Megan Ross and David Coletto With Christmas around the corner, we decided to ask Canadians about how they do (or don’t) celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year” (in our opinion). We replicated some questions we asked back in 2012 to see what’s changed. Interesting, a lot has. Here’s what we found: Canadians
How Canadians celebrate (or don’t celebrate) Christmas

A meatless revolution or a temporary fad?

What consumer attitudes tell us about potential shifts in consumer behaviour in Canada towards plant-based alternatives. By David Coletto, Oksana Kishchuk, and Megan Ross This past May, Beyond Meat Inc. started trading shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Its stock was initially priced at $25 USD and within a few months, it gained over 800%
A meatless revolution or a temporary fad?

Would you rather work in a unionized or non-unionized job? We asked Canadians.

By David Coletto In our most recent national survey of 2,903 Canadian adults, we asked: “If you had the choice between working in a job that was unionized or not unionized, which would you choose?” Overall, slightly more Canadians would prefer to have a unionized job than one that is not unionized. 42% preferred a
Would you rather work in a unionized or non-unionized job? We asked Canadians.

Most Canadians expect foreign governments may try to influence Canada’s election

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about interference in elections. In our latest survey conducted at the end of January to early February, we explored how Canadians feel about the risks facing Canada. Here’s what we found: Most (60%) Canadians think it
Most Canadians expect foreign governments may try to influence Canada’s election

DIY ANCESTRY: Genetic Testing & Corporate Trust

  By: Ihor Korbabicz The research cited below is sourced from an in-depth study of how consumers’ adoption of emerging technologies intersects with data privacy and public trust. If you would like to see more analysis from our work, please reach out to Executive Director ihor@abacusdata.ca for more information.   -Direct to consumer genetic testing
DIY ANCESTRY: Genetic Testing & Corporate Trust
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