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The Happiness Monitor- Who is the happiest?

By Oksana Kishchuk & Richard Jenkins One of the things we are most interested in when starting the Happiness Monitor was answering the question; ‘who is the happiest?’. We took a look at some difference demographics to see how happiness compares to build a portrait of national happiness. Where are the happiest people in Canada?
The Happiness Monitor- Who is the happiest?

Canadians want Canada to be seen as determined to fight climate change, producers of sustainable products, and increasingly associated with renewable energy

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada (68%) think Canadians are currently seen in the rest of the world as people “who are determined to help combat climate change” while only 32% think our image is of “people who lack the
Canadians want Canada to be seen as determined to fight climate change, producers of sustainable products, and increasingly associated with renewable energy

Most Canadians want Canada to be “world leading” or “among the most ambitious” when it comes to shifting to clean energy and clean technology

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada would like to see Canada as either “world leading” (27%) or “among the most ambitious” countries in the world (39%) when it comes to a shift towards clean energy and clean technology. Today when
Most Canadians want Canada to be “world leading” or “among the most ambitious” when it comes to shifting to clean energy and clean technology

Canadians Support Vaccinating Healthcare Workers Worldwide

By: Oksana Kishchuk and David Coletto With the announcements of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines last month and vaccine deployment teams ramping up their strategic planning the reality of a vaccine is getting closer and closer. It’s something that has been talked about since the beginning of this pandemic ‘When we get a vaccine…’, ‘A
Canadians Support Vaccinating Healthcare Workers Worldwide

Canadians see Biden taking climate action and want Canada to keep pace to stay competitive

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada believe that President-elect Biden will follow through on his promise to make climate change a major priority, including two out of three people in Canada’s leading oil-producing province, Alberta. When asked whether they believe
Canadians see Biden taking climate action and want Canada to keep pace to stay competitive

The Happiness Monitor- Happiness & Mental Health

By Oksana Kishchuk At first glance, a question about someone’s level of happiness may appear superficial. But our perceived level of happiness is tied to all sorts of aspects of our lives- including our mental health. In fact, one of my first questions when starting the Happiness Monitor was what our happiness says about our
The Happiness Monitor- Happiness & Mental Health

Doctors key to overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we explored how best to overcome the hesitancy which might keep some Canadians from taking the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to them. Roughly a third of those surveyed in September (33%) and November (31%) say they would get vaccinated as

How has the pandemic impacted holiday shopping and winter travel in Canada?

By David Coletto & Megan Ross This holiday season will be unlike any other that Canadian’s have experienced because the COVID-19 pandemic has severely restricted what we can and should do this year. For the past eight months, the pandemic has altered many of the ways we do things. It introduced consumers to new ways
How has the pandemic impacted holiday shopping and winter travel in Canada?

Canadians are patient about COVID-19 vaccine availability

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto When asked when they think a vaccine will be made available to them personally in the new year, only 23% expect that will happen in the first quarter, another 27% guess the second quarter, 17% the third quarter, and 20% believe it will happen in October or later. When
Canadians are patient about COVID-19 vaccine availability

Abacus Data Bulletin: Half of Canadians say they won’t gather with family outside their household for the holidays

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact David Coletto.     PLEASE NOTE: The results in this release were updated on December 3. In our latest national survey completed on December 3, we asked respondents what they planned to do for the holidays
Abacus Data Bulletin: Half of Canadians say they won’t gather with family outside their household for the holidays
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