Sep 23 2020 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Abacus Data — An election today would see the Liberals (35%) slightly ahead of the Conservatives (32%) nationally with the NDP back at 17%. Since early this month, the Liberals are up by two, the Conservatives one, and while the NDP is down one – changes all within the margin of error. The regional patterns indicate the Liberals […]
Sep 15 2020 — Abacus Data — Earlier this month, the Broadbent Institute commissioned us to conduct a national public opinion survey to explore the kind of recovery agenda Canadians want the federal government to set in response to the pandemic. The survey found:
Sep 4 2020 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Abacus Data — An election today would see the Liberals (33%) and Conservatives (31%) in a virtual tie in terms of national support. The NDP is further back with 18%, a level they have maintained for many months now. The regional patterns show the Liberals tied with the BQ in Quebec, virtually deadlocked with the Conservatives in Ontario, […]
Aug 26 2020 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Abacus Data — About one in five (19%) Canadian adults has a child eligible to get to primary or secondary school in Canada this fall, including 38% of those who are between the ages of 30-44. Based on the approach that they understand is being taken within their province in terms of pandemic related preparations, half of them […]
Aug 21 2020 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Abacus Data — After several weeks of downward pressure caused by the WE Charity matter, Liberal support is showing some signs of recovery. An election today would see the Liberals (36%) with a 6-point margin over the Conservatives (30%) and the NDP further back with 18%.
Aug 10 2020 — David Coletto — Abacus Data — In May, we published results of a national survey conducted for Music Canada to explore how the music industry is being impacted by the pandemic through the lens of concert-goers and those who consume live, in-person music. That study found widespread hesitation about returning to live music, given the safety concerns many Canadians were feeling, […]
Jul 30 2020 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Abacus Data — The controversy about the WE Charity has eroded Liberal support, including among one in five who voted for a Liberal candidate only months ago. An election today would see the Liberals (34%) with a 4-point margin over the Conservatives (30%) and the NDP further back with 17%. The regional patterns in the most populous provinces […]
Jul 20 2020 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Abacus Data — If an election were held right now, the Liberal Party (36%) lead nationally – five-point ahead of the Conservatives (31%) – but Liberal support has slid four points since our last measurement at the end of June. The Liberals lead has shrunk to 7-points in Ontario, 4-points over the BQ in Quebec, and the Liberals […]
Jul 16 2020 — David Coletto — Abacus Data — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the lives and incomes of Canada’s professional musicians. Not only have live events been cancelled or postponed this year, but the outlook for 2021 is not promising. According to a national survey of over 700 professional musicians commissioned by Music Canada, most professional musicians say that […]
Jul 10 2020 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Abacus Data — When asked to assess the speed at which different governments are moving to return to normal activities, most Canadians say the current pace is appropriate or things are going to fast. Few think the federal or provincial governments are moving too slowly. Most think the Trump Administration is moving too quickly.
Jul 9 2020 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Abacus Data — In our last national survey, we asked Canadians to what extent the pandemic has impacted different aspects of their lives. Here’s what we found: Almost as many Canadians report the pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health as those who say it has had a negative impact on their financial well-being. 40% […]
Jul 6 2020 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Abacus Data — Last week in a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults we asked some questions about wearing masks as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s what we found: A third of Canadians always wear a mask when they enter a public place like a retail outlet and a quarter never do.
Jul 4 2020 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Abacus Data — In the wake of the announcement that former Harper-era cabinet minister Jay Hill is taking over the leadership of Wexit Canada – a political party whose goal is the separation of the four most western provinces from the rest of Canada – we polled Canadians on what they thought of this platform. Here’s what we […]
Jun 25 2020 — Abacus Data — A new poll finds Canadians are satisfied with Canada’s public institutions’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of May, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by the Rideau Hall Foundation. This survey was a follow-up to research that was conducted in February just a few weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak […]