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Are Canadians Stepping Into 2023 on the Right Foot?

By: Oksana Kishchuk For many of us, a new year symbolizes a fresh start. A time for resolutions, resets and redefining our goals. But we are curious, are Canadians starting 2023 off on the right foot? How many of us had a positive mindset heading into 2023? Well, we looked into our happiness monitor numbers

Millions feeling pain on food costs; Pessimism persists

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Over the last several months we’ve been measuring how Canadians are reacting to the higher rate of inflation and rising interest rates today.  Here’s what we found in our latest tracking. CURRENT PERSONAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS Today, 11% say the economic conditions for them personally are relatively good, while 52%

Public Stress About Inflation Is High, but Not Rising Much

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In July, and then again last week, we measured public sentiment about the economy and inflation.  Here’s what we found. CURRENT PERSONAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS Today, 9% say the economic conditions for them personally are relatively good, while 53% say things “could be better but are not really difficult.” Just

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

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