National Newswatch

Millions Following Emergencies Act Commission. Most are Concluding Ottawa Had No Better Choice

Nov 4 2022 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — DID OTTAWA MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION IN USING THE EMERGENCIES ACT. The majority (63%) believe the federal government “made the best choice it could in the circumstances, to use that law to deal with the situation” with the Ottawa convoy occupation. A majority in every province think it was the best choice possible, although the […]

Canadians’ views on Bill C-18, the Online News Act

Oct 14 2022 — David Coletto — Google Canada commissioned Abacus Data to design and execute a national public opinion survey exploring perceptions and views about Bill C-18, the Online News Act and to gauge public reaction to Google’s concerns about the Bill. The survey was conducted with 2,207 Canadian adults from August 19 to 26, 2022. In designing this study, we […]

COVID Worries Remain Low Heading Into Fall

Sep 6 2022 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Just 16% say they are extremely worried or worried a lot about Covid-19. This has been relatively consistent through July and August, and the lowest levels we have seen since the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020. Just 18% say their level of concern has increased in recent days, the lowest number since […]

COVID worries continue to decline

Aug 5 2022 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — LOWEST LEVEL OF WORRY SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN. Just 15% say they are extremely worried or worried a lot about Covid19, which is down from our reading in mid-July and the lowest number we have seen since the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020. Just 30% say their level of concern has increased […]