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Flexibility is now table stakes for Canadian workers, especially women.

By David Coletto & Oksana Kishchuk A new study by Abacus Data on behalf of The Honest Talk finds that the pandemic has significantly changed the way Canadians view work and the workplace. The survey of more than 1,300 working adults in Canada reveals that 69% of respondents feel their work-life has changed in some
Flexibility is now table stakes for Canadian workers, especially women.

Conservatives lead Liberals by 4 as inflation, healthcare, and the economy in focus.

By David Coletto If an election were held today, 35% would vote for the Conservative Party, 31% for the Liberal Party, 18% for the NDP, and 7% for the BQ. There have been little change since the end of November. The Conservatives are ahead in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Conservatives and Liberals
Conservatives lead Liberals by 4 as inflation, healthcare, and the economy in focus.

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
Are Canadians Stepping Into 2023 on the Right Foot?

That’s a Wrap: 2022 Year in Review

As the final days of 2022 come to an end, we’re taking time to reflect and say thank you to all of those who have helped us grow over the past year. Here are some of our highlights from 2022:
That’s a Wrap: 2022 Year in Review

The 2022 Holiday Season: More of the Same

By: Michael Monopoli With the holiday season in full swing, and restrictions lifted across the country, will Canadians be celebrating as per usual this year? In our latest national omnibus survey, we ask Canadians how they are planning to celebrate the holidays. From the looks of things, this year will likely be a lot more
The 2022 Holiday Season: More of the Same

Feeling the pinch or not sparing an inch? 2022 Holiday spending

By: Oksana Kishchuk We may be more cost conscious this year, but December is usually a time to spend a little more, with inflation chasing us all year long we wanted to see whether it has caught up with our holiday spending. Most are holding steady on holiday spend, a quarter are spending less. 55%
Feeling the pinch or not sparing an inch? 2022 Holiday spending

Abacus Data is hiring a Field Specialist

Location: Ottawa, Toronto, or Anywhere in Canada (Remote work is a possibility) Compensation: Salaried position with a salary range from $55,000 to $65,000 depending on experience along with a performance bonus and health benefits Term: Permanent Expected start date: January 2023 Abacus Data is expanding and we’re looking for someone who is excited to learn
Abacus Data is hiring a Field Specialist

Alberta Politics Deep Dive: Notley’s NDP leads Smith and the UCP by 8 but a core group of “reluctant” UCP voters will likely decide the election

Earlier this week I was in Calgary speaking to a business group about the political environments in Canada and Alberta. I shared some data from a new survey Abacus Data completed last week exploring the public mood as well as political opinions and perceptions. The data in this briefing comes from an online survey of
Alberta Politics Deep Dive: Notley’s NDP leads Smith and the UCP by 8 but a core group of “reluctant” UCP voters will likely decide the election

Six in ten Canadians believe an electric vehicle will ultimately cost them less than a gas car

Most Canadians believe that an electric vehicle will end up costing them less, despite a higher upfront cost, than a gas vehicle. Almost six in ten Canadians believe that an electric vehicle will end up being cheaper for them over a gas vehicle, while 41% think gas will end up being cheaper. At the same
Six in ten Canadians believe an electric vehicle will ultimately cost them less than a gas car

Canadians see a Clean Energy System as More Affordable and More Secure than a Fossil Fuel Energy System

Eight in ten think it’s important for Canada to invest in clean energy opportunities in response to the American Inflation Reduction Act investments in climate action. In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, Canadians believe a clean energy system that includes hydro, wind, solar power and electric vehicles would
Canadians see a Clean Energy System as More Affordable and More Secure than a Fossil Fuel Energy System
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