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Pandemic frustration may be running high, but more don’t side with the so-called “Freedom Convoy”

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Two out of three (68%) interviewed in our latest nationwide poll feel they have “very little in common with how the protestors in Ottawa see things”, while 32% say they “have a lot in common.” Those who are more likely to feel aligned with the protestors are People’s Party

The Shortage Economy in Canada and What it Means for Leaders

By David Coletto In its early October edition, the Economist put a spotlight on what it called the “shortage economy” and argued that “scarcity has replaced gluts as the biggest impediment to growth.” As a public opinion and social researcher, I was of course intrigued. And so, at the beginning of this year, I conducted

Ontario PCs lead by 9 over Liberals as 2022 begins and election looms

By David Coletto Ontario is likely heading to the polls in early June 2022 and over the next months, our team will track public opinion and preferences in the lead-up to the campaign. This is part of our team’s expansion in Toronto.  We have opened a new office in downtown Toronto and will be focusing

Public mood sours and federal government approval steady as Omicron cases rise.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,200 Canadian adults from January 7 to 12, 2022. Here’s a snapshot of our findings. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL Since early December, the mood of the country has soured as Omicron has spread and anxiety about the pandemic has increased. Today, 37%

Line-ups or Aversion? Vaccine Hesitancy Among Parents

By Oksana Kishchuk Just two weeks ago, vaccine bookings for children aged 5 to 11 opened in Ontario and other regions across the country. We’ve seen many families express relief and excitement towards this news, as their younger family members become eligible to receive the jab. So far, we’ve seen that vaccines are a crucial

Today’s Menu: Whatever’s Convenient

By Oksana Kishchuk Eighteen months ago when the pandemic hit, many of our normal routines were upended and our food habits were no different. As restaurants closed during lockdowns, we looked for ways to spend as little time in the grocery store aisles as possible. That got us thinking about alternatives to the old ways

A Throne Speech Meets a Distracted Public. Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,025 Canadian adults from November 25 to 30, 2021. Here’s a snapshot of our findings. SPEECH FROM THE THRONE One in three people didn’t know there was a Speech from the Throne, and another half only heard about it.  Fewer than one in

Fear of Omicron triggers anxiety across Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,025 Canadian adults from November 25 to 30, 2021, and asked some questions about COVID and public concerns that we have been tracking since the start of the pandemic.  Here’s what we found: MILLIONS ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT COVID-19 OVER THE PAST FEW

Is Flexibility the Key to a Successful Return to Office?

By David Coletto & Michael Monopoli As the COVID-19 pandemic transitions to an endemic over the next few weeks, employers are increasingly asking how to get their teams back into the workplace, especially office-based teams who have been able to work remotely for the past 19 months. Back in April 2020, a survey we conducted

What are Canadians thinking before the new federal government is sworn in?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,220 Canadian adults from October 15 to 20, 2021 to measure sentiment just prior to a new federal Cabinet being sworn in. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL About equal numbers feel things in Canada are headed in the right direction (43%) than those

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