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WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PARAMEDICS IN CANADA’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?

By David Coletto Background On behalf of the Paramedic Association of Canada, Abacus conducted an extensive online nationwide study of Canadians’ views of healthcare and the role of paramedics. The sample size was 2,181 adult Canadians and the survey was conducted from September 9 to 12, 2016. What issues in the healthcare system most concern

WHO’S AFRAID OF A CARBON TAX? NOT SO MANY.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey of national opinion, we explored questions around using a price or tax on carbon to help combat the challenge of climate change. Here’s what we found: • Few people generally ask for taxes of any sort, and so it was perhaps not surprising that only

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN A POLITICAL LEADER? PART 2

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As the Conservative and New Democratic parties are in the process of choosing new leaders, we asked Canadians about the qualities they would want to see in a political leader. We gave people a list of 34 potential qualities and asked them to decide which ones were “must haves”,

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN A POLITICAL LEADER?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As the Conservative and New Democratic parties are going to choose new leaders, we asked Canadians about the qualities they would want to see in a political leader. This more detailed work will be released in the next few days. But first, we wanted to highlight the results of

CANADIANS BULLISH ON CANADA

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey of 2,010 Canadian adults, we asked Canadians what they thought about the potential for Canada to win new investment from around the world. ATTRACTING INVESTMENT TO CANADA Prime Minister Trudeau has been making a case for inbound foreign investment, and two in three (65%)

THE ECONOMIC MOOD IS WARMING

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto HEALTH OF THE CANADIAN ECONOMY When the federal Liberals took office, the mood of Canadians on the economy was fairly gloomy: only 32% said it was in good shape. That number has climbed to 52%. In every region, feelings about the economy have improved since May. The greatest gains

GRIT SUPPORT BROADENING WITH TIME

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest survey interviewed more than 2,000 respondents and covered a host of political topics. Our first release from this package of data covers the regular political bases. ACCESSIBLE VOTER POOLS At the beginning of 2015, all three major parties had accessible voter pools of a similar size. Today,

THE FUTURE AS CANADIANS SEE IT – WORK, HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our recent nationwide survey, we asked Canadians to tell us whether they thought a series of scenarios were likely or unlikely to transpire over the next 10 or 20 years. Our first release can be found here. Here are our findings on items related to science and technology:

CANADIANS LOOK INTO THE FUTURE

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our recent nationwide survey, we asked Canadians to tell us whether they thought a series of scenarios were likely or unlikely to transpire over the next 10 or 20 years. We are releasing the results over the next few days, grouping some items together for ease of presentation. When

The Surprising Source Millennials are Turning to for Travel Money

It’s no secret how much Millennials love to travel. In fact, one study found that 87% of Millennials saw travel as a very important aspect of their lifestyle, and 86% planned to travel the globe as much as possible in their life. However, Millennials face one major obstacle to making their wanderlust a reality- finances.
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