Nik Nanos leads Nanos Research, which conducts research in Canada and the United States. He is a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, and a research associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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A content Canada

The economy is weak, the price of oil has collapsed, and the loonie is doing a swan dive, but Canadians are surprisingly happy with the performance of the federal government and the general direction of …

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Closing the deal : the Thanksgiving election

In the 2008 federal campaign, Stephen Harper closed the deal with Canadians sometime between the Thanksgiving turkey hitting the table and the pumpkin pie. Faced with uncertain economic times, Canadians opted for Harper, the prudent …

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Erosion of confidence witnessed in 2010

The random telephone poll of 1,017 Canadians from November 1 to 5, 2010 found that Canadians this holiday season are not very festive. The Canada “right direction” number is 52.2 percent — almost identical to the 53.6 percent we …

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From a nothing election to a seismic shift

The expected incremental change election turned into a seismic shift for all of Canada's federal political parties. For the Conservatives, the 2011 election should be considered a capping achievement: Stephen Harper moved from merging the …

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Pensions: Show me the money

Canadians don't rank pensions very high on their list of today's public policy priorities, but at the same time they are deeply concerned about the viability of both public and private pensions in the future. There …

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Sustainable energy poll (online extra)

Canadians see the country's energy resources as important to our future prosperity, and by a wide margin they also believe it's important for Canada to diversify its markets beyond the United States, which now accounts …

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