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Abacus Data Bulletin: COVID anxiety is widespread among Canadian parents

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto. Millions of Canadian parents are anxious about whether their children are safe as school returns this fall. In our latest nationwide survey, we probed Covid-19 related anxieties and here’s what we

Canadians expect bold action to deal with the economic and social impact of the pandemic

Earlier this month, the Broadbent Institute commissioned us to conduct a national public opinion survey to explore the kind of recovery agenda Canadians want the federal government to set in response to the pandemic. The survey found: 1. Almost half (45%) think the worst of the pandemic is still to come and only 19% think

Abacus Data Bulletin: Parents wary and divided on return to classes

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto.     About one in five (19%) Canadian adults has a child eligible to get to primary or secondary school in Canada this fall, including 38% of those who are between

As the pandemic goes on, the threat to live music grows

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 May, we published results of a national survey conducted for Music Canada to explore how the music industry is being impacted by the pandemic through the lens of concert-goers and those who consume live,

WE Controversy undermines Liberal support and confidence in Morneau & Trudeau

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto The controversy about the WE Charity has eroded Liberal support, including among one in five who voted for a Liberal candidate only months ago. An election today would see the Liberals (34%) with a 4-point margin over the Conservatives (30%) and the NDP further back with 17%. The regional

WE Controversy takes a bite out of Liberal support and the PM’s image too.

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto If an election were held right now, the Liberal Party (36%) lead nationally – five-point ahead of the Conservatives (31%) – but Liberal support has slid four points since our last measurement at the end of June. The Liberals lead has shrunk to 7-points in Ontario, 4-points over the

O Canada: Canadians, our public institutions, and the pandemic

A new poll finds Canadians are satisfied with Canada’s public institutions’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Oksana Kishchuk At the beginning of May, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by the Rideau Hall Foundation. This survey was a follow-up to research that was conducted in February just a few weeks before the

Liberals up by 11 as Conservatives stuck below 30%

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto If an election were held at the time of the survey, the Liberals would win 40%, the Conservatives 29% and followed by the NDP at 16%, the Greens at 6%, and the BQ at 7%. Just prior to the pandemic, the Liberals and Conservatives were within a point of
Liberals up by 11 as Conservatives stuck below 30%

Poll: A full recovery has to include those living in poverty and unstable condition

A new poll finds Canadians recognize the risk those in refugee camps face over COVID-19 and the need to stop the spread of the virus everywhere before a full recovery can begin. David Coletto & Oksana Kishchuk In mid-May, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by World Vision, a global relief, development,

One thing COVID-19 isn’t doing? Widening partisans divisions in Canada

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto ABOUT 6 IN 10 APPROVE OF OTTAWA’S APPROACH TODAY Given the health concerns and economic challenges facing the country, it is remarkable that satisfaction with the federal government’s performance has spiked upwards in our latest polling. But perhaps even more remarkable is that the divisions that marked polling in

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