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Abacus Election Bulletin: Affordability and the cost of living is the top issue for Canadians

Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. By David Coletto  Although many Canadians say they are financially better off or have not been impacted by the pandemic,

Abacus Election Bulletin: Will Canadians tune out this election?

By David Coletto Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. Let’s face it, apart from political junkies like me, most people don’t love politics. Elections matter but

Google Search Trends and the 2021 Canadian Election

Along with polling data, there are other data sources that can offer some insight into the dynamics of the election campaign. Looking at what Canadians are searching for on Google is of particular interest. Not only because Google provides real-time, comparable data, but search behaviour can tell us what Canadians are interested in and looking

Affordability anxiety continues as income and wealth disparity, made worse by the pandemic, drives priorities for political agenda.

Pour l’analyse de la langue française, cliquez ici By David Coletto For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca In a survey I did for the Broadbent Institute back in March 2019, I described the mood at the time as affordability anxiety – a feeling that

Most Canadians won’t be upset if early election called; Liberals lead by 9 over Conservatives

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 3,000 Canadian adults (August 6 to 11, 2021). As we head towards a likely election call in the next few weeks, here’s our latest look at the Canadian political environment. HOW WILL CANADIANS REACT TO AN EARLY ELECTION CALL? While only a

To reduce the deficit, Canadians want increased taxes on the wealthy and large corporations

88% WANT TO SEE A WEALTH TAX INCLUDED AS PART OF A POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY PLAN.   Pour l’analyse de la langue française, cliquez ici By David Coletto In mid-July, the Broadbent Institute and the Professional Institute for the Public Service of Canada commissioned Abacus Data to conduct a national public opinion survey to explore attitudes

Recent extreme weather has more Canadians worried about climate change’s impact on their health

By David Coletto In mid-July, we conducted a national public opinion survey of 1,500 Canadian adults for the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices exploring what impact, if any, the recent extreme heat and wildfires across the country have had on public concern about climate change. The survey found: 1. A majority of Canadians are extremely

Liberals ahead by 12 as election speculation heats up

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadian adults (July 29 to Aug 2). As we head towards a likely election call in the next few weeks, here’s our latest look at the Canadian political environment. HOW BIG ARE THE PARTY VOTER POOLS? The Liberals continue to have

Canadians think their tax system is unfair and support new revenue tools that bring down the deficit and reduce inequality now.

Pour l’analyse de la langue française, cliquez ici In mid-July, the Broadbent Institute and the Professional Institute for the Public Service of Canada commissioned Abacus Data to conduct a national public opinion survey to explore attitudes and opinions about tax fairness in Canada. These questions were part of a larger survey exploring opinions about tax

You vaxxed? Millions are asking each other and relationships might hang in the balance

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The latest Abacus Data research explored how Canadians are feeling about vaccination against Covid-19. Our polling is based on a representative sample of the adult Canadian population, as our sampling includes people 18 and older. Here’s what we found: • 84% of adults accept being vaccinated, 8% are hesitant

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