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Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto.


Just before the end of the year, all three countries signed the new NAFTA deal, also known as CUSMA.  Considering how controversial free trade was when the first Canada-US FTA was signed, it’s remarkable that this deal finds the support of 77% of Canadians.

Support cuts across partisan lines and 73% of those who describe themselves as on the “left” as well as 78% of those on the “right” think the deal is good for Canada.

Regionally, positive impressions of the deal range from a high of 80% in BC to a low of 74% in Quebec. 77% of Ontarians believe the deal is a good thing for Canada.


Our survey was conducted online with 2,137 Canadians aged 18 and over from December 13 to 19, 2019. A random sample of panellists was invited to complete the survey from a set of partner panels based on the Lucid exchange platform. These partners are double opt-in survey panels, blended to manage out potential skews in the data from a single source.

The margin of error for a comparable probability-based random sample of the same size is +/- 1.8%, 19 times out of 20. The data were weighted according to census data to ensure that the sample matched Canada’s population according to age, gender, educational attainment, and region. Totals may not add up to 100 due to rounding.


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