Rising food costs worry 89% of Canadians

By David Coletto On behalf of Food & Consumer Products of Canada, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey of a representative sample of 2,500 Canadians. The study explored public attitudes towards rising food prices and implications to consumers if the government doesn’t help the food, beverage, and consumer product sector respond to the

What’s fueling Canada’s Green Party?

DIGGING INTO THE GREEN STORY By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Last week, we reported that 12% of those who had a committed choice today said they would vote Green, which represents 9% of the adult voting age population. Another 35% say they would consider voting Green, totaling 44%. This is more than enough to

Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck as Greens rise to 12%

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto This week, we completed a nationally representative survey of 1,500 Canadians and explored their views on Canadian politics to update our regularly tracking. Early next week we will release an in-depth analysis of the Green Party’s rise and surrounding implications. For now, here’s our view of the federal political

Electoral hopes need millennial votes

By Shruti Sandhu With Climate Change being one of the ballot box issues for the upcoming Federal Election, candidates would do well to recognize the importance climate change plays in the electoral calculus of Canada’s millennials. Candidates without a credible plan on climate change will find it difficult to gain the support of Canada’s largest

Broad support for a wide range of policies – including carbon pricing – to help reduce emissions and fight climate change

As Canada’s political parties prepare their election platforms, the latest Clean Energy Canada – Abacus Data nationwide poll explored opinions about what should be included in a plan to combat climate change. The results showed: • All 8 of the possible components tested found a majority say that they should ideally or must be included

Share everything: How millennials turned the simple idea of sharing into a multi-billion dollar economy

By Devlyn Lalonde Yes, the Millennials have been and are going to turbo-charge the sharing economy and continue to throw our traditional economy into chaos. Let me explain… We will begin by dispelling some myths about the sharing economy. Firstly, people sharing things is not a new phenomenon. Humans have been formally sharing stakes in

Where did the Millennials go? Millennials and membership

By Oksana Kishchuck Gone are the days of diligent church-going twenty-somethings, and after work drinks at the social club for the mid-career millennial employees. It’s apparent that millennials social lives are drastically different, and not just because of the high usage rates of social media apps such as SnapChat and Instagram used to communicate over

In Newfoundland & Labrador, PCs lead by 5 with a week to go before EDay

By David Coletto As the May 16 Election Day approaches in Newfoundland and Labrador, a new survey of 700 eligible voters conducted by Abacus Data finds the Progressive Conservatives lead the incumbent Liberal Party by 5-points. Here’s what we found: #1: A SLIGHT MAJORITY OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS FEEL THE PROVINCE IS HEADED IN THE WRONG

Conservatives lead as 2015 Liberal coalition splinters

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Last week, we completed a nationally representative survey of 4,015 Canadians and explored their views on Canadian politics to update our regularly tracking. Here is what we found: MOOD OF THE COUNTRY One in three Canadians feels that the country is heading in the right direction while 45% who

Rented dreams: The truth behind millennial home ownership

By Devlyn Lalonde 80% of millennials want to own a home. 80% is a staggering figure, especially when we are routinely told that millennials are a generation of perennial renters, opting to pay rent over paying down a mortgage. Now, the stereotype of the eternal renter is not unfairly painted, currently, only 27% of millennials

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