National Newswatch

Universities, Research & Canadian Public Opinion

Sep 19 2017 — Bruce Anderson — Commissioned by Universities Canada, Abacus undertook a nationwide survey looking at how Canadians feel about the role of universities today and in the future. The highlights of this study are detailed below. The large majority (78%) of Canadians express a positive overall feeling towards universities, with only 3% expressing a negative view. This is consistent […]

Newspapers in Peril?…Canadians Unworried

Jun 16 2017 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — For the last few years, there have been clear signals that Canada’s newspaper industry is struggling and some newspapers may end up in bankruptcy. In our most recent survey, we asked a few questions to get a sense of how people are feeling about this. Here’s what we found: Just under half (44%) live in […]

Trump and Canadians: it’s Not Going Well

Jun 10 2017 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Following President Trump’s trip to the Middle East and Europe, we decided to ask Canadians how they were feeling about the new President, a little over 100 days into his term in office. Here’s what we found: Very few (10%) think Mr. Trump represented America well at the G7 meeting, and a large majority (77%) […]

Floods caused by climate change, say most Canadians

Jun 9 2017 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Canada has been facing experience significant floods in recent years, with corresponding increases in the relief costs borne by governments, and rising financial pressures on insurers and the insured. In our latest poll, we asked whether people felt this type of weather related emergency is caused by climate change. Three out of four (76%) people […]