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Liberals lead by 6 nationally, as COVID-19 gains as top issue

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national survey puts the Liberals ahead by 6 nationally – and with leads in BC, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada that would give them potential to win a majority if an election were held today. • In BC, the Liberals 34% lead the Conservatives by six (28%).
Liberals lead by 6 nationally, as COVID-19 gains as top issue

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Canadians Concerned about COVID-19 Impacts

By Oksana Kishchuk Yesterday was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is a day to amplify the call to action of eliminating and preventing violence against women. The issue of violence against women is a problem world-wide and also at home. According to data from a Statistics Canada survey, every
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Canadians Concerned about COVID-19 Impacts

Wealth tax? Canadians like the idea.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked how Canadians felt about two different tax ideas that have been discussed as part of an approach to helping pay for the costs of the pandemic. Here’s what we found. On the idea of a 1% tax on wealth paid by people
Wealth tax? Canadians like the idea.

Mental and emotional strain of COVID-19 becoming key risk for many Canadians

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Canadians generally believe that the authorities who make the COVID-19 rules for where they live and work are finding the right balance in terms of mitigating health, economic and mental health risks, except in the Prarie provinces. Across the country, 58% say authorities are handling that challenge well, 33%
Mental and emotional strain of COVID-19 becoming key risk for many Canadians

COVID-19 & Canadian Youth: Impacts, Perspectives and The Recovery

By Oksana Kishchuk In September 2020 Abacus Data partnered with 13 youth-serving agencies to undertake a survey of Canadian youth aged 15 to 30. We wanted to better understand the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic thus far, as told by Canadian Youth. Here’s just some of what we found.  (To read the full report, click
COVID-19 & Canadian Youth: Impacts, Perspectives and The Recovery

Biden win met with relief and optimism in Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Canadians overwhelmingly believe the election victory of Joe Biden will be good for Americans and for the world. We asked Canadians to indicate whether they think Mr. Biden’s win will be good or bad across eleven different topics and in 10 of 11 cases, at least 3 out of
Biden win met with relief and optimism in Canada

Liberals lead by eight as Canadians say their vote is tied to COVID-19 response plan.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national polling data shows that an election held today would see the Liberals with 38% support, 8-percentage points ahead of the Conservatives. This is the largest lead for the Liberals since June and a 4-point gain in about a month. The Liberals lead in every part of
Liberals lead by eight as Canadians say their vote is tied to COVID-19 response plan.

Whole Foods & Poppies: The speed news can spread and the impact on reputation

By David Coletto & Samriddh Chaudhury Last Thursday, Whole Foods Market got into a bit of trouble when  CBC News reported that its team members in Canada were asked not to wear poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. As a result of the public outcry, by the end of the day on Friday, the company announced
Whole Foods & Poppies: The speed news can spread and the impact on reputation

The Happiness Monitor- About Happiness

By Richard Jenkins and Oksana Kishchuk “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” Aristotle Happiness is a deeply personal emotion. But, like values, it is key shaper of human behaviour. We pursue happiness. The decisions we take about our relationships, products and services we buy,
The Happiness Monitor- About Happiness

1 in 3 Canadians would take a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as its available

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As Canada grapples with rising infection rates, the news of a potential breakthrough in the race for a vaccine today has undoubtedly stirred hopes of a quicker return to normal than may have seemed possible even a week ago. If we assume that the results of the trials continue
1 in 3 Canadians would take a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as its available
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