The Next Canada: Politics, political engagement, and priorities of Canada’s next electoral powerhouse: young Canadians.

Commissioned by the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations Report written by David Coletto, PhD Canada’s New Electoral Powerhouse? Would you believe me if I told you that young Canadians likely had a major impact on the outcome of the 2015 Canadian general election? Probably not. That’s because we have continually heard over and over that

Challenging Times for the NDP

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We conducted our latest national survey of voting intentions in the days immediately following the NDP national convention in Edmonton. The results show erosion of NDP support since our last survey. The shrinking NDP support appears largely to benefit to the Liberal Party. Here are the highlights of our

New Poll: Most Canadians support, with qualifications, carbon pricing.

Most Canadians believe the climate is changing and are open to using carbon pricing to reduce emissions. When it comes to the uses of carbon revenues, preferences are for recycling in ways that will most directly shift emissions outcomes. By Bruce Anderson Abacus Data conducted a nationwide survey on behalf of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission to

CPC Leadership: MacKay leads. O’Leary has some appeal but a polarizing impact.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest poll we asked people which of 8 possible candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada they think would make the best choice. Here are the highlights of our findings: • Peter MacKay leads this field by 15 points, at 33% followed by Kevin

Most feel Budget 2016 is a change from the past, appropriate to circumstances, and sets good priorities.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The following are findings from a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults conducted by Abacus Data and commissioned by EY. In the federal election last fall, voters wanted change in Ottawa, and judging from the reactions to the first federal budget delivered by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, many believe

Canadians Assess PM Trudeau’s Performance: Detailed Report Card #2

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A majority of Canadians give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau an acceptable or better performance on 10 out of 10 items measured in our detailed report card. Only a third of those surveyed offer poor assessments on any items, and on 6 of the 10 items the level of “poor

Canada’s Mood & the Travels of Justin Trudeau

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Days before the Trudeau government releases its first budget, our latest poll finds that support for the federal government remains strong across the country. A majority approve of the federal government’s performance, the Liberals hold a 15-point lead over the Conservatives in ballot support, and a large majority of

Abacus Data is hiring a summer student. Come work with us for the summer!

Summer Student or Summer Internship Location: Ottawa, ON Description: Full-time, 4-month contract (May 2016 thru August 2016) Compensation: $3,100 per month Applications accepted until 11:59pm ET on March 25, 2016 Role: Abacus Data is looking for an energetic, self-starting college or university student who is looking for a summer placement or internship based in Ottawa

Less than 1 in 3 oppose changes to Canada’s role in fight with ISIS

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto MOST ACCEPT CANADA’S SHIFT IN ROLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS Our latest poll reveals broad acceptance of the move by Ottawa to adjust Canada’s role in the fight against ISIS: 30% support the new approach, 40% say they accept it, while 29% oppose. Reactions diverge along partisan lines.

Life in Canada’s Communities: Reactions to the Federal Government’s Agenda

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Abacus recently completed an in-depth nationwide LIFE IN CANADA’S COMMUNITIES study for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. This release is the third in a series based on this study. REACTION TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES We asked people to react to recently announced federal priorities that relate to cities and

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