Softening of Trudeau government approval concentrated in Alberta and Ontario

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As 2016 winds down, approval of the performance of the Trudeau government sagged a bit to 50%, in line with the numbers achieved at this point last year, but down from the levels seen earlier in the year. 32% disapprove of how the government is doing. The sliding approval

Clean Energy Canada: Canadians react positively to national climate and clean growth plan

This release was prepared by Clean Energy Canada.  Details and additional information on the study can also be found here. Survey also shows most Canadians support a transition from fossil fuel reliance as quickly as possible, including half in Alberta New public opinion research found that roughly 20 million Canadian adults (69 per cent) heard something

After My Democracy, Castro, ‘cash for access’, pipelines, climate plan, Liberals end the year well ahead, but off their summer peak

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide public opinion survey explored a wide variety of topics. Our first release describes the current state of federal politics, including reactions to a variety of events and decisions. Here’s what we see: Party support has seen some softening in recent weeks, but remains at levels roughly

The Music We Love

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Often Canada is described as a hockey country, and with some reason. But even more Canadians share a passion for music. Fully 11.5 million Canadians say they “love music” and another 8.5 million “like it a lot”. In total 87% say they love, like music a lot, or like

Canadian Perspectives on Funding Sports

By David Coletto In our latest national public opinion survey (conducted November 11 to 13), we explored public attitudes towards public funding of sports in Canada and interest in the Summer Olympics in Rio. Here’s what we found: • Canadians are generally supportive of public funds being used for a variety of sport initiatives but

Public perspectives on Canada’s oil resources

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national public opinion survey (conducted November 11 to 13), given the contemporary debate about oil, pipelines, climate and carbon, we explored some current views about the development of oil resources in Canada. Here’s what we found: • Our recent polls have demonstrated a Canadian desire to

CBC/Toronto Star Poll: Canadian attitudes towards digital privacy and law enforcement

By David Coletto Abacus Data conducted a national survey for the Toronto Star and CBC News in October and November.  The results were released last week as part of a 5-part series on digital privacy and law enforcement. Overall, the survey finds that Canadians are generally split on whether law enforcement agencies should have greater

What keeps us awake: Top national issues

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey of national opinion, we explored the issues people are concerned about across Canada today. • One in three (34%) say that economic conditions in general are the most important issue facing Canada today. This is the number one concern of 47% in Alberta, and a

View of PM Trudeau drives support for his government

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey of national opinion, we explored more detailed assessments of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. • Since his swearing last November, Justin Trudeau’s favourable impression rating has ranged between 56% and 59%, with negative opinion ranging from 19% and 25%. Our latest findings show 57% favourable and

Shock and Dismay: Canadians on Trump’s Victory

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey of national opinion, we explored reactions to the election of Donald Trump as US President. Here’s what we found. • The most common single words Canadians use to describe their reaction to Mr. Trump’s election were ‘shocked, surprised, disappointed, disgusted, and horror”. • In answer

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