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Ontario polls show how it should be done

The polls were not exactly the miss they have been made out to be. What’s more, some polls provided good examples of how to do it right. By ÉRIC GRENIER | Published: Monday, 06/30/2014 12:00 am EDT The Hill Times OTTAWA—No, the provincial election results in Ontario were not to polling what the most recent provincial elections

From one pollster to another: Stop trying to predict elections

Bruce Anderson Globe and Mail June 11, 2014 For 30 years, I’ve designed and analyzed public opinion surveys. I’ve done campaign polling for leadership candidates, local candidates, national political parties and media organizations too. I’ve always loved finding out how people consider their political choices. What I’ve learned has fascinated me. But the things I

Abacus Data Releases Major New Study of Canadian Millennials

Starting this week, The Globe and Mail will reporting on some of the results of a new study of Canadians Millennials. This comprehensive 2014 GenY Attitudes research study is a product of a three-way partnership and collaboration between the Globe and Mail, yconic and Abacus Data Inc. The study was completed to measure attitudes, perceptions

Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals hold small lead over Hudak’s PCs in Ontario election campaign: new poll

National Post Staff and Canadian Press | May 27, 2014 | Last Updated: May 27 10:44 AM ET Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals have a small lead over Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives heading into the latter half of the Ontario election campaign, a new poll suggests. The Liberals have a three-point lead over the PCs among likely voters, 36% to 33%,

In depth this week: How financially independent are young adults?

ROB CARRICK The Globe and Mail Everyone has a theory on how today’s young adults are doing. Members of Generation Y have been declared both better and substantially worse off than their parents. But maybe we’re missing the point. What really matters is whether young people are achieving financial independence in today’s economy. This is

Abacus Data, Sun News Network to release weekly Ontario polling data

TORONTO and OTTAWA, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ – Each week until the conclusion of the Ontario election campaign, Sun News Network along with its polling partner Abacus Data, will release extensive polling information ahead of theJune 12 vote. “Our ongoing, in-depth polls, not only present a snapshot of voting intentions but demonstrate the trends that are developing in a very close election

European Opinion on Animal Use and Trade

Survey conducted for the Trade Fairness Coalition

Young blood can rejuvenate your company, if you know how to work with Gen Y

Rick Spence | May 11, 2014 7:30 AM ET Financial Post Recent news reports indicate that transfusions of young blood can reverse the aging process and “recharge” the brain, improving memory and learning. So it shouldn’t surprise you that the same phenomenon applies to business: infusions of young blood can rejuvenate tired organizations and fill them with new

David Coletto on CFRA Radio’s the Lunch Bunch

On Monday May 5, Abacus CEO David Coletto joined Rick Gibbons and Graham Richardson on 580 CFRA’s The Lunch Bunch to chat about the Ontario election. You can list here: http://proxy.autopod.ca/podcasts/chum/38/21974/LB.14.05.05.mp3

Student debt: Parents of Gen Y should stop talking and start saving

ROB CARRICK The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Apr. 28 2014, 4:36 PM EDT Give parents an A-plus for talking up the importance of a post-secondary education for their kids, and a C-minus for backing it up with financial help. There are student loans, bursaries, scholarships, tax deductions and part-time work to help students pay their
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