Abacus Data is hiring an Analyst to join our team in Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, ON Compensation: Salaried position with a salary range from $42,000 to $55,000 depending on experience Term: 6-month contract with possibility of becoming permanent Expected start date: October 2019 Role: Abacus Data is expanding and we’re looking for someone who is excited to learn and grow in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. If you’re

Is climate change “an emergency” and do Canadians support a made-in-Canada Green New Deal?

By David Coletto Abacus Data was commissioned by Seth Klein, adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program (as part of research for a book he is writing on the climate emergency), with support from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives –BC Office, and the Corporate Mapping Project) to conduct a national public opinion

Dead heat in national support as the federal election approaches

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In an election held today, the Conservatives (33%) and the Liberal Party (32%) would match each other in national support.  The regional breakdowns of support tend to favour the Liberals at this moment, with Justin Trudeau’s party leading east of Manitoba and tied with the Conservatives in BC. The

Debunking Millennial Myths: Millennials as “The Sober Generation”

By Shruti Sandhu As I write this, a friend is texting me about how hungover he is after his most recent night on the town. It’s been two days, yet he is still suffering the consequences of his last bender. Could the debilitating headache, nausea, and unplanned day of couch-surfing with greasy carbs be enough

Abacus Data is Looking for an Intern

Winter Semester Internship Location: Ottawa, ON Description: 12 to 15 hours per week, from early January to mid-April, possibility of turning into a summer position. Compensation: $18/hour  Role: Abacus Data is looking for an energetic, self-starting university student who is looking for an internship based in Ottawa to support the senior research team.  As a

The Canadian Cannabis Monitor

Download a PDF of this information The purchase and sale of recreational cannabis have recently become legal in Canada. This change has and will continue to create a number of new dynamics in the marketplace for product manufacturers, retailers, and public policymakers. Drawing on our extensive experience in understanding the nascent legal market for cannabis

Millennials – a unified tribe or disjointed mob: Millennial Self-Identity

By Devlyn Lalonde Entitled, narcissistic, tech savvy, needy, immediate gratification, these were the top five descriptions that Baby Boomers came up with to describe their offspring, the Millennial generation. Lazy, entitled, spotty employment, tech savvy, educated, these were the top five descriptions Millennials used to describe themselves! More than half (53%) of Millennials agree that


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Recruit, Attract, Grow: Canadians Want an Ambitious Plan

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto While many are concerned about the potential impacts on the Canadian economy that could result from tax and trade measures in the United States under President Donald Trump, Canadians think now is the time for Canada to be ambitious and seek new opportunity where it can be found. Here’s

Finding Parity: Canadian Opinions About Women in Politics

By David Coletto In partnership with Equal Voice and in recognition of International Women’s Day and Equal Voice’s Daughters of the Vote initiative, we conducted a national survey of over 2,100 Canadian adults and asked them a range of questions about their views and perceptions about women in politics. Here are the top 5 findings

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