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Abacus Election Bulletin: Stigma in politics isn’t going anywhere, yet

Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. By Oksana Kishchuk & Michael Monopoli As the second week of the 2021 federal election comes to an end, we

Abacus Election Bulletin: Top issues for men vs. women in this election.

Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. By Oksana Kishchuk Keeping with our weekly theme of top election issues, we wanted to know if there were any

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN A POLITICAL LEADER?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As the Conservative and New Democratic parties are going to choose new leaders, we asked Canadians about the qualities they would want to see in a political leader. This more detailed work will be released in the next few days. But first, we wanted to highlight the results of

Looks, Gender, and Ideas: Do these matter?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our polling just before the end of 2014, we conducted a small experimental study. We wanted to test how people react to the physical image of a prospective political candidate and also explore whether and how gender stereotyping affects political choice. There are clear limitations to this work,

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