A Premier Ford Reset? Public yet to clue in as negatives hold steady

By Ihor Korbabicz The media has picked up on efforts to present a kinder, refreshed, genteel Doug Ford, but the public has yet to notice. Impressions of the Ontario Premier have been relatively stable since April 2019 when his negatives first reached the ~60% disapproval threshold and ~20% positive, a dynamic that has not shifted

Abacus Data Bulletin: Canadians would impeach & remove US President Trump

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto. If it were up to a majority of Canadian voters, President Trump would be both impeached and removed from office, according to our latest nationwide opinion data.  Fully 60% say they would prefer to

How Canadians celebrate (or don’t celebrate) Christmas

By Megan Ross and David Coletto With Christmas around the corner, we decided to ask Canadians about how they do (or don’t) celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year” (in our opinion). We replicated some questions we asked back in 2012 to see what’s changed. Interesting, a lot has. Here’s what we found: Canadians

The public perception of Canadian politics as 2019 comes to a close

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Earlier this week, we completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadians and updated our federal political tracking. While not much has changed since Canadians voted on October 21, the results point to some of the strengths and weaknesses facing parties and their leaders amid the minority parliament. Here’s what

A meatless revolution or a temporary fad?

What consumer attitudes tell us about potential shifts in consumer behaviour in Canada towards plant-based alternatives. By David Coletto, Oksana Kishchuk, and Megan Ross This past May, Beyond Meat Inc. started trading shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Its stock was initially priced at $25 USD and within a few months, it gained over 800%

Consumer Spotlight: Streaming Services in Canada

By Megan Ross With the recent launch of both Disney+ and Apple TV Plus, the streaming wars are heating up.  The market is saturated with all your favourite tv shows and movies accessible at the click of your mouse. It begs the question of whether there is enough room in the market or money in

Majority support merging school systems in Ontario

By David Coletto & Ihor Korbabicz A slim majority (56%) of Ontarians support merging the separate (Catholic) and public school systems in Ontario into a singular publicly-funded school system. One in four strongly support the idea, while only one in ten are strongly opposed. The question of what to do with the separate school system

Abacus Data welcomes Megan Ross to the team as a new Senior Analyst

We are very excited to announce that Megan Ross has joined our team as a Senior Analyst. Prior to joining Abacus Data, Megan worked at H&K and the Gandalf Group as a research analyst. “Megan will play a critical role in our research operation, working with our team to execute research projects to the standard

Does Alberta want in or out and how does the rest of the country feel?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The post-election discussion in Canadian politics has centred a lot on the relationship with Alberta. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at where attitudes currently stand. • Right now, 75% of Albertans think the province has been treated unfairly by the rest of the country,

Andrew Scheer or Who?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto There’s been a lot of talk about whether the Conservative Party of Canada should stick with Andrew Scheer as its leader into the next election, whenever that will be.  The Conservative Party will have a vote to decide whether to hold a leadership race this spring. Here’s what our

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