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

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
Fear of Omicron triggers anxiety across Canada

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
Is Flexibility the Key to a Successful Return to Office?

What do Canadians know about Canadian politics and institutions?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In a recent national survey, we asked Canadians five questions to get a sense of how well people know some facts about our political system.   Here’s what we found. 3 out of 10 think someone other than the Prime Minister chooses the members of the federal Cabinet. 13% think
What do Canadians know about Canadian politics and institutions?

Building Bridges, Strengthening Communities

In mid-June, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by the Rideau Hall Foundation. The survey was conducted with 1,750 young people in Canada, aged 16 to 24. The intentions of the survey were to understand how young people define community and participate in their community through actions like volunteering. There is little
Building Bridges, Strengthening Communities

Renting: Smooth Sailing or Jumping Ship?

By Megan Ross In our most recent survey, we looked at how Canadian renters are doing. Are they renting happily ever after or are they looking for greener pastures by purchasing a home as soon as possible? What is the current market outlook for renters right now? How is the rental market doing in terms
Renting: Smooth Sailing or Jumping Ship?

What do Canadians think about climate change and climate action?

By David Coletto As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, kicks off this weekend in Glasgow, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a measure of Canadian public opinion towards climate change. To track opinions, I asked a series of questions we have fielded over the past few years
What do Canadians think about climate change and climate action?

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

Canadian Small Businesses Embraced Connected Technology During the Pandemic and Most Say a Fast and Reliable Internet Connection Is Essential for Their Business Going Forward

By: David Coletto For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca The pandemic was deeply disruptive for small and medium-sized businesses across Canada. More than half had to shut down their workplace and many had to adapt to a remote workforce. According to our recent survey
Canadian Small Businesses Embraced Connected Technology During the Pandemic and Most Say a Fast and Reliable Internet Connection Is Essential for Their Business Going Forward

The local traveller will be around for one more season, at least.

By: Oksana Kishchuk Three months ago in July, optimism about travel was building. Back then, we were full of optimism about a lot of things. Vaccinations becoming more commonplace, cases seeing a dip in the summer heat, and a growing sense of hope and optimism that we may not have to endure another COVID fall
The local traveller will be around for one more season, at least.
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