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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

How Canadians view the federal party leaders

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included a series of probes designed to help understand how the public sees the leaders of the three biggest national political parties. Here’s what we found. JAGMEET SINGH Today, Mr. Singh is arguably the most popular national political leader, with 38% saying they have a

2021 is not 2019: Liberals well ahead as Conservative vote hits a new low

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1500 Canadian adults (June 10-15). Here’s what the survey found: HOW BIG ARE THE PARTY VOTER POOLS? If there is a national election in Canada this year, it may have a different flavour than recent elections. The “accessible voter pool” (meaning the

Liberal fortunes strengthen; Conservatives shed 5 points in a month

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national survey of 2,070 Canadian adults from June 18 to 21, 2021 finds the Liberals opening a 10-point lead over the Conservatives as the federal government’s approval rating improves. APPROVAL OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Since our last survey, we see a four-point rise in approval of the federal

Liberals lead by 5 but NDP makes big gains

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults (from June 10 to 16, 2021). Here’s what the survey found: NATIONAL MOOD CONTINUES TO IMPROVE There is a continuing upswing in the number of people who say Canada is heading in the right direction, from an ebb of

National mood brightens; Liberals remain narrowly ahead

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadian adults (from May 26 to May 28, 2021). Here’s what the survey found: NATIONAL MOOD In the last five weeks, we’ve noticed a strong 12-point upswing in the number of people who say the country is heading in the right

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