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The Live Music Community is in Crisis

Canadians recognize the need for government support for recovery and worry about the future of live music in Canada. By David Coletto & Megan Ross For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca KEY FINDINGS 1. 85% of Canadians believe that the pandemic will have a

Horserace tightens as perceptions about federal vaccine rollout shift negative

Interested in a deeper dive on the latest polling in the run-up to a possible election? Register today for David’s new webinar series inFocus with David Coletto on February 9, 2021. By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national polling data shows that an election held today would see the Liberals with 32% support

Canadians want a National Self-Care Strategy to help protect the public healthcare system

By David Coletto Cliquez ici pour la version en français KEY FINDINGS 1. Healthcare is a top issue for most Canadians as many are dissatisfied with emergency room wait times and access to family doctors. 2. Canada’s ageing population, government deficits and debt, and the COVID-19 pandemic are seen as threats to health services across

A New Year Brings Old Politics to Ontario

By Ihor Korbabicz and David Coletto The new year brings back a more familiar political reality for Doug Ford, with the Premier’s net popularity dropping from its high of +30 in the early days of the pandemic, to a peak of +35 in August, to just +4 today. Just about four in ten Ontarians have

Liberals lead by four as 2021 begins

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national polling data shows that an election held today would see the Liberals with 35% support (unchanged from last month), the Conservatives at 31%, the NDP at 17% and the Greens at 6%. Regionally, the Liberals have a 10-point lead in Ontario and a 9-point lead in

Arts and culture during a pandemic and what will come next

By Megan Ross In the past 20 years, new technologies have disrupted countless sectors, created entirely new industries, and fundamentally changed the way we live, work, and play. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological uptake and evolution in the most abbreviated time horizon we’ve ever witnessed. In an effort to limit the spread of the

Now and then: How have Canadian views on politics and the economy changed over 2020?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto 2020 was a year to remember, or perhaps to forget. It started with rail blockades, wildfires in Australia, and Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 572 being shot down in Iran that killed 55 Canadians and 30 permanent residents. A few weeks later, the Coronavirus was spreading around the world and

How are Canadians celebrating (or not) Christmas this year?

With COVID-19 cases numbers climbing and the holiday season in full swing and Christmas just around the corner, how will celebrations be impacted this year? Every year, we ask Canadians how they are planning to celebrate Christmas. Here’s a summary of what we found: Canadians are most likely to greet one another with “Merry Christmas”

Doctors key to overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we explored how best to overcome the hesitancy which might keep some Canadians from taking the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to them. Roughly a third of those surveyed in September (33%) and November (31%) say they would get vaccinated as

How has the pandemic impacted holiday shopping and winter travel in Canada?

By David Coletto & Megan Ross This holiday season will be unlike any other that Canadian’s have experienced because the COVID-19 pandemic has severely restricted what we can and should do this year. For the past eight months, the pandemic has altered many of the ways we do things. It introduced consumers to new ways

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