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More Happiness Evident but Young People Remain Unhappy

By: Richard Jenkins and Oksana Kishchuk It feels like a happier place. As restrictions have loosened and more and more people are seeing family and friends the word on the street feels more positive. Certainly, Canadians this spring are as happy as they have been since the Happiness Monitor was launched in October. But our

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

2.4 million are vaccine “maybes”, another 2.4 million say “no”. More than 5 million doubt the second shot is essential.

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group The latest Abacus Data research conducted as a contribution to the Faster Together coalition reveals that vaccine-hesitant Canadians number 8% of adults (roughly 2.4 million people), while vaccine refusers number 8% (2.4 million). We find 60% saying they

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

Almost all plan to get a second shot, but a quarter doubt necessity

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group The latest Abacus Data research conducted as a contribution to the Faster Together coalition reveals that the number of vaccine-hesitant Canadians has continued to decline, and now numbers 13%, with another 6% indicating they will never take a

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

Vaccine acceptance continues to rise

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group The number of Canadians willing to be vaccinated is on the rise, and the number of people hesitant or refusing to take a Covid-19 vaccine is at a new low. Abacus has been providing data on vaccine opinions

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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