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Political preferences are stable, as Canada exits pandemic, copes with inflation

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide public opinion survey shows little movement over the last couple of months. Since 2022 began, the Liberals have been tracking between 30% and 33%, and so has the Conservative Party. The most recent results find the Conservatives with 33%, Liberals 31% and NDP at 19%. Since

Health Insurance and Health Priorities

This is a summary of a major public opinion study conducted by Abacus Data, using an online methodology, for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. The sample size for the survey was 3,800 adult Canadians and the fieldwork was conducted from January 31 to February 14, 2022. The margin of error for a comparable

COVID anxiety moderate to low: 6th wave hasn’t caused a spike in fear

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 2,000 Canadians from April 4 to 9, 2022. WORRIED ABOUT COVID TODAY Just under 1 in 5 people in Canada indicate they are extremely or very worried about Covid 19 today, while 59% say they are not very concerned

Liberals and Conservatives statistically tied as the opinion environment holds steady amid global and domestic shocks.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 2,000 Canadian adults from April 4 to 9, 2022. Most of the interviews were completed prior to the federal budget released on April 7. Yesterday, we shared some data on how Canadians might react to Pierre Poilievre’s campaign narrative.

Liberal-NDP deal: By 2 to 1 margin, public thinks it will be good rather than bad for Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 1,500 Canadian adults from March 22 to 25, 2022. All the interviews were completed after news of the Liberal-NDP confidence and supply agreement was reported. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL The mood of the country has improved markedly from

Conservative Leadership Campaign: Initial impressions of declared/potential candidates

By David Coletto We were in the field at the end of February (Feb 23-Mar 1) and asked Canadians their impression of four declared/possible Conservative Party leadership candidates. Jean Charest would start the race with higher name recognition than Poilievre and about similar favourables nationally (gen pop). Patrick Brown is much less known, especially outside

Almost 80% Of Canadians Open to Owning an Electric Vehicle

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, only 21% of Canadian adults think they “probably never will” own an electric vehicle.  At the other end of the spectrum, 19% (the equivalent of more than 5 million people) say they love the idea of owning one, and another 31%

Economic anxiety and public policy: A guide to understanding your audiences today for business, policy, and political leaders

By David Coletto I’ve been thinking a lot about the occupation/protests in Ottawa. Our team has done a lot of work examining public reactions to these protests and surrounding views on the pandemic and restrictions/protections. I have also been inspired by work and insights by colleagues and others to understand the dynamics of public opinion

Emergency measures: Government approval holds as Liberals and Conservatives deadlocked

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a larger than normal sample size of 5,200 Canadian adults completed from February 17 to 22, 2022. Here is what we found: PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL The mood of the country is unchanged from our last reading, with 34% feeling the

Voting intentions favour Liberals, but frustration is mounting across the country

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults from February 4 to 8, 2022. Here’s a snapshot of our findings. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL The mood of the country has soured further since our last wave of research roughly a month ago. Today, 34% feel the country

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