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Recent extreme weather has more Canadians worried about climate change’s impact on their health

By David Coletto In mid-July, we conducted a national public opinion survey of 1,500 Canadian adults for the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices exploring what impact, if any, the recent extreme heat and wildfires across the country have had on public concern about climate change. The survey found: 1. A majority of Canadians are extremely
Recent extreme weather has more Canadians worried about climate change’s impact on their health

Liberals ahead by 12 as election speculation heats up

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadian adults (July 29 to Aug 2). As we head towards a likely election call in the next few weeks, here’s our latest look at the Canadian political environment. HOW BIG ARE THE PARTY VOTER POOLS? The Liberals continue to have
Liberals ahead by 12 as election speculation heats up

Canadians think their tax system is unfair and support new revenue tools that bring down the deficit and reduce inequality now.

Pour l’analyse de la langue française, cliquez ici In mid-July, the Broadbent Institute and the Professional Institute for the Public Service of Canada commissioned Abacus Data to conduct a national public opinion survey to explore attitudes and opinions about tax fairness in Canada. These questions were part of a larger survey exploring opinions about tax
Canadians think their tax system is unfair and support new revenue tools that bring down the deficit and reduce inequality now.

More Happiness Evident but Young People Remain Unhappy

By: Richard Jenkins and Oksana Kishchuk It feels like a happier place. As restrictions have loosened and more and more people are seeing family and friends the word on the street feels more positive. Certainly, Canadians this spring are as happy as they have been since the Happiness Monitor was launched in October. But our
More Happiness Evident but Young People Remain Unhappy

You vaxxed? Millions are asking each other and relationships might hang in the balance

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The latest Abacus Data research explored how Canadians are feeling about vaccination against Covid-19. Our polling is based on a representative sample of the adult Canadian population, as our sampling includes people 18 and older. Here’s what we found: • 84% of adults accept being vaccinated, 8% are hesitant
You vaxxed? Millions are asking each other and relationships might hang in the balance

The return to normal travel is delayed, but not cancelled.

By: Oksana Kishchuk Just this week, the federal government announced plans to open our borders to international travelers, starting in August. This is one of the first signals we’ve seen about ‘post-pandemic’ travel, and a return to normal tourism. But as Canada opens its borders, how do Canadians themselves feel about traveling? Earlier this month
The return to normal travel is delayed, but not cancelled.

2.4 million are vaccine “maybes”, another 2.4 million say “no”. More than 5 million doubt the second shot is essential.

Abacus Data is proud to be supporting the research and polling for the Faster Together Task Group The latest Abacus Data research conducted as a contribution to the Faster Together coalition reveals that vaccine-hesitant Canadians number 8% of adults (roughly 2.4 million people), while vaccine refusers number 8% (2.4 million). We find 60% saying they
2.4 million are vaccine “maybes”, another 2.4 million say “no”. More than 5 million doubt the second shot is essential.

Mental Health Stigma? At work and in the public eye

By: Oksana Kishchuk One thing the pandemic has brought us is more frequent conversations about mental health. We’ve had more conversations about our own as many of us struggled with new uncertainties and challenges this past year, but also more conversations about the mental health of public figures (Naomi Osaka’s recent appearance in the news
Mental Health Stigma? At work and in the public eye

How Canadians view the federal party leaders

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included a series of probes designed to help understand how the public sees the leaders of the three biggest national political parties. Here’s what we found. JAGMEET SINGH Today, Mr. Singh is arguably the most popular national political leader, with 38% saying they have a
How Canadians view the federal party leaders

Introducing Carson Miles – an Ottawa-based road cyclist being supported by Abacus Data

As many in our community know, I’m pretty passionate about cycling. I love all aspects of the sport – the way a ride makes me feel, the excitement of July when the Tour de France is on, or how a bike is a great equalizer. Earlier this year, I was introduced to Carson Miles –
Introducing Carson Miles – an Ottawa-based road cyclist being supported by Abacus Data
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