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Large majority in Ottawa oppose Freedom Convoy and think their point has been made and it’s time to leave

By David Coletto Perry Tsergas and I are friends and business partners. We also share an office space in downtown Ottawa. And very often we get fascinated by things happening around us and often get to work together on some really interesting projects. As two Ottawa-based businesses (Abacus Data & spark*advocacy) with most of our
Large majority in Ottawa oppose Freedom Convoy and think their point has been made and it’s time to leave

Children & Vaccines: Vaccine Acceptance on the Rise

By: Oksana Kishchuk Is anyone ready for some good news? We’ve been in field with a lot of data on all things pandemic: COVID-19 worries, impressions on the convoy in Ottawa, the shortage economy, and more. But what about some numbers that bring some positivity to the conversation? Aside from tracking worry and concern, over
Children & Vaccines: Vaccine Acceptance on the Rise

Canadians See Clean Energy Eclipsing Oil and Gas in Economic Importance for Canada

By David Coletto In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, for every person who thinks oil and gas will be very important for Canada’s economy in 10 years, twice as many feel that way about clean energy. The results paint a picture of a population that believes oil
Canadians See Clean Energy Eclipsing Oil and Gas in Economic Importance for Canada

Pandemic frustration may be running high, but more don’t side with the so-called “Freedom Convoy”

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Two out of three (68%) interviewed in our latest nationwide poll feel they have “very little in common with how the protestors in Ottawa see things”, while 32% say they “have a lot in common.” Those who are more likely to feel aligned with the protestors are People’s Party
Pandemic frustration may be running high, but more don’t side with the so-called “Freedom Convoy”

The Shortage Economy in Canada and What it Means for Leaders

By David Coletto In its early October edition, the Economist put a spotlight on what it called the “shortage economy” and argued that “scarcity has replaced gluts as the biggest impediment to growth.” As a public opinion and social researcher, I was of course intrigued. And so, at the beginning of this year, I conducted
The Shortage Economy in Canada and What it Means for Leaders

Ontario PCs lead by 9 over Liberals as 2022 begins and election looms

By David Coletto Ontario is likely heading to the polls in early June 2022 and over the next months, our team will track public opinion and preferences in the lead-up to the campaign. This is part of our team’s expansion in Toronto.  We have opened a new office in downtown Toronto and will be focusing
Ontario PCs lead by 9 over Liberals as 2022 begins and election looms

Public mood sours and federal government approval steady as Omicron cases rise.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,200 Canadian adults from January 7 to 12, 2022. Here’s a snapshot of our findings. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL Since early December, the mood of the country has soured as Omicron has spread and anxiety about the pandemic has increased. Today, 37%
Public mood sours and federal government approval steady as Omicron cases rise.

2022: The Year of Smart Resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions have a longstanding history dating back thousands of years. With 2021 in the rear view, some Canadians are setting their sights on 2022, and making resolutions for a better future in the process. This led us to wonder if the tradition is still living strong today. Just how many Canadians are making
2022: The Year of Smart Resolutions.

That’s a Wrap: 2021 Year in Review

As the final days of 2021 come to an end, were taking time to reflect and say thank you to all of those who have helped us grow over the past year. Here are some of our highlights from 2021: ABOUT ABACUS DATA We are the only research and strategy firm that helps organizations respond
That’s a Wrap: 2021 Year in Review

How Will Canadians Be Celebrating This Holiday Season?

By Michael Monopoli With the holiday season in full swing, COVID-19 cases are rising across the nation. Will Canadians be staying home for the holidays this year? How will celebrations be affected? Every year, we ask Canadians how they are planning to celebrate the holidays. Here’s a summary of what we found: The holiday season
How Will Canadians Be Celebrating This Holiday Season?
Good Decisions Require Good Data.