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Millennials don’t think they are doomed

New poll finds they’re not nearly as pessimistic as often assumed John Geddes April 10, 2015 They’ve been called Generation Screwed. Born in the wake of the demographics-dominating Baby Boomers, the much-mythologized Generation X, and Gen Y (whatever that is), the Millennials—kids coming of age in this century—are supposed to be in tough. You’ve probably

Life, Work, and the Emerging Workforce Study

Young Canadians are more optimistic than pessimistic about the job market Most think their generation will live as well or better than their parents’ generation Young Canadians are significantly more optimistic than pessimistic about the job market and, by a two-to-one margin, believe their generation will enjoy a standard of living higher than that of

Liberals and Tories Tied as Harper’s Negatives Rise

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Along with our study on perceptions about the Hijab and Niqb released Wednesday, our latest nationwide polling explored our monthly political tracking questions. Our findings: Across Canada, 33% of our decided voters in our sample would vote Liberal, 32% Conservative, and 23% NDP.  The Green Party polls at 6%

Niqabs, Hijabs, Anxiety and Accommodation

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto UPDATED at 12:15pm ET Our latest nationwide study of public opinion included questions about the rights of Muslim women to wear the hijab or the niqab. To assist respondents in considering this topic, we showed them pictures of both garments, and asked separate questions about each. Highlights • 51%

Political Leaders as Brands: What do Voters See?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto [Updated at 11:41am ET] Our latest nationwide polling asked respondents to consider a series of choices of words or thoughts and asked which they most associated with three main party leaders. Our findings: For Thomas Mulcair His strongest attributes were: good guy, serious and competent. More than 70% associated

Provincial and Federal Liberals have a big lead in Newfoundland and Labrador

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto According to a new Abacus Data random telephone survey of 653 eligible voters in Newfoundland and Labrador conducted from February 17 to 25, 2015, the NL Liberals continue to hold a large lead over the PC Party. The Liberals lead the Tories by 25-points with support for the Liberals

Canada’s mission against ISIL: What comes next?

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto In our latest nationwide poll, we asked some questions about Canada’s mission against ISIS/ISIL. Here are the results: When informed that the Government of Canada must soon decide whether to continue or end our participation in the mission, 43% felt that Canada should continue, while 38% said that Canada should

Conservatives and Liberals locked in dead heat. Eve Adams defection reactions mixed.

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Our latest nationwide polling explored a number of topics, which we will post over the next week. For this initial release, we look at the headline numbers as well as reactions to the high profile floor crossing of MP Eve Adams. Our findings: Across Canada, 35% of decided voters

Party Leaders are People Too

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Our latest nationwide study of political opinion included some questions that were intended to explore what underlying perceptions Canadians have about the traits and talents of the three main party leaders. We posed a series of 16 different questions, and asked respondents to indicate which of the three leaders

Federal Tories and Liberals in a Dead Heat

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto For interviews, or to find out about our services, please contact Bruce Anderson at banderson@abacusdata.ca (613-882-0929) or CEO David Coletto at david@abacusdata.ca (613-232-2806) Our latest nationwide study of political opinion looked at headline data as well as some probing about the different leaders. This release focuses on the main
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