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Fall brings rising concern about contracting COVID-19 in Canada

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto As the world struggles with rising infection rates, Canadians are also showing heightened concern that they or a family member will become infected. Today, 46% are concerned they may contract the disease (up 9 percentage points since June) and 55% are concerned that a family member will (up 11-points
Fall brings rising concern about contracting COVID-19 in Canada

Food Fight: Hoarding, Stockpiling and Panic Buying

By Oksana Kishchuk Remember just a few short months ago when the biggest news story of the pandemic was how much we were all hoarding toilet paper? Lots has changed since then, including countless news stories of much greater consequence, but have our hoarding behaviours changed? And what are the drivers behind them? 1.Generally, we
Food Fight: Hoarding, Stockpiling and Panic Buying

Canadians are divided on whether MPs should vote for Conservative committee today and force an election

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As Canadians may be asked to vote in a snap election resulting from an impasse between the government and opposition parties, we decided to get a quick reading directly from Canadians. Between 5 pm and 9:30 pm ET last night, we surveyed 1,000 Canadian adults about the upcoming confidence
Canadians are divided on whether MPs should vote for Conservative committee today and force an election

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Ontario PCs lead by 7 even as Ford Government approval drops 8 points

By David Coletto & Ihor Korbabicz As parts of Ontario re-enter a modified version of Phase 2 of COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, most Ontarians continue to approve of the job the Ford government is doing overall, although down from a high in May. According to our new survey of 1,000 Ontario residents, 52% approve of the
Ontario PCs lead by 7 even as Ford Government approval drops 8 points

Richard Jenkins joins Abacus Data as Director, Public Sector Research

Experienced researcher Richard Jenkins joins Abacus Data’s Ottawa-based team where he will help grow the firm’s public sector practice and help lead the research team in Ottawa. Richard has extensive experience in public affairs, policy development, branding, customer experience, and employee experience research for some of Canada’s leading public and private sector organizations. In addition
Richard Jenkins joins Abacus Data as Director, Public Sector Research

Some modestly good news for Liberals after the Throne Speech

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto After last week’s Speech from the Throne Liberal support is steady nationally at 35%, with the Conservatives five points back. NDP support is steady at 17%. The regional breaks show the Liberals ahead in BC (by 4 points), Ontario (by 8 points), Quebec (by 7 points) and Atlantic Canada
Some modestly good news for Liberals after the Throne Speech

Abacus Data Bulletin: COVID anxiety is widespread among Canadian parents

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto. Millions of Canadian parents are anxious about whether their children are safe as school returns this fall. In our latest nationwide survey, we probed Covid-19 related anxieties and here’s what we
Abacus Data Bulletin: COVID anxiety is widespread among Canadian parents

Liberals slightly ahead as the Throne Speech looms

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto An election today would see the Liberals (35%) slightly ahead of the Conservatives (32%) nationally with the NDP back at 17%. Since early this month, the Liberals are up by two, the Conservatives one, and while the NDP is down one – changes all within the margin of error.
Liberals slightly ahead as the Throne Speech looms

Canadians expect bold action to deal with the economic and social impact of the pandemic

Earlier this month, the Broadbent Institute commissioned us to conduct a national public opinion survey to explore the kind of recovery agenda Canadians want the federal government to set in response to the pandemic. The survey found: 1. Almost half (45%) think the worst of the pandemic is still to come and only 19% think
Canadians expect bold action to deal with the economic and social impact of the pandemic
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