Election 2015: May, Trudeau, and Mulcair images improve, Harper negatives rise.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Overall Impressions Public feelings about the leaders of Canada’s three main political parties has been shifting. Negative feelings about Stephen Harper are on the rise. Mr. Harper’s best ratings in the last 18 months were last December, when 34% were positive and 38% were negative towards the Conservative leader.

Election 2015: NDP leads but 70% of voters up for grabs

  By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Today, 30% of voters say they have made up their mind about which party they will vote for and won’t be changing, while 70% have not fully decided. This is unchanged from our last wave of surveying. When asked when they think they will be making up their

This is why millennials will never grow up

Your grown-up children may never hit many of the milestones you’ve come to associate with adulthood — and you can blame their crushing student loan debt for that… [Read More]

Gen Y money: DIY Disasters

I’m always on the lookout for ways to save cash, and a great alternative to buying is to DIY (Do it Yourself). DIY undertakings can range on a pretty wide spectrum……[read more]

Canadian Politics: A Generational Divide?

In many markets these days, generational differences in outlook and priorities are important. Over the coming months, as part of Abacus’ market leading work in understanding the role of generation in decision-making, we will highlight how four age groups compare (18 to 29, 30 to 44, 45 to 59, and 60+). In this release, we

Canadian Politics: A Generational Divide?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In many markets these days, generational differences in outlook and priorities are important. Over the coming months, as part of Abacus’ market leading work in understanding the role of generation in decision-making, we will highlight how four age groups compare (18 to 29, 30 to 44, 45 to 59,

Are Millennials Actually Lazy?

Summer is well underway and as another school year for students in British Columbia has concluded, our kids have probably heard some phenomenal speeches from valedictorians and other guests. Like most Summer is well underway and as another school year for students in British Columbia has concluded, our kids have probably heard some phenomenal speeches

Are millennials ready to lead? Depends on who you ask

As Millennials take over as the largest generation in the modern workplace, one key question exists: Are they ready to lead? According to new data, the answer just may depend on who you ask. [read more]

Montrealers back Mayor Coderre on Bringing Major League Baseball Back

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Télécharger les détails en français ici We asked 500 residents of the greater Montreal area to tell us how they feel about the idea of bringing a Major League Baseball franchise back to the city. Here’s what we found: The level of support for the idea is very broad,

Canadian Politics: Lots of voters prefer change. Few fear it.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Economic evaluations remain more positive than negative Feelings about the economy are mixed news for all of Canada’s major political parties right now.  57% say the economy is good/very good, 43% rate it as poor/very poor. For the Conservatives, it is better that a majority see the economy as

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