What are the top issues concerning Canadians?

With a new year ahead, our January edition of Public Perspectives focuses solely on the issue priorities of Canadians. The report provides an in-depth look into the most important issues of Canadians by gender, age, income and region. Below is a quick snapshot of the findings:

Comparing the issue priorities of Canadians and U.S., the report reveals we share the same top three issue concerns – healthcare, unemployment and jobs, and taxes. For Canadians, healthcare (43%) holds top spot, followed closely by unemployment and jobs (41%), while taxes (31%) trail behind.

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Promises, Promises…

It’s a New Year, and the promises and commitments made by many Americans for 2013 have already been broken, abandoned, or pushed till February.

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10 Things You Don’t Know About How Customers Use Smartphones

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Ten years ago, those select people that carried a cell phone did so mostly for making and taking phone calls. How primitive we were. Now flash forward to the 2010s and it seems that almost everyone has a smartphone and they’re doing much, much more with it than calling home to see if there’s enough milk in the fridge. Wouldn’t you love to know what they are doing their smartphones? Of course, you would, because what you don’t know can hurt you.

So based on our research, here are ten things you need to know about how your customers are using their smartphones. The list has a few points that will prove invaluable to your future marketing efforts.

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What Car Buyers Want

In Ipsos’ December Thought Starter, part of what we illustrate is the obvious and self-evident opinion of US citizens intending to purchase a car in the next 3 months. But… we also learn a lot about some underlying needs which are forcing global auto manufacturers to evolve their models, designs, and cars in the years to come.

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Optimism Abound for 2013 – Infographic

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Optimism Abound for 2013

Optimism for 2013 is high among participants in a new 23-country poll by Ipsos for Reuters News

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Optimism is high among participants in a new 23-country poll by global research company Ipsos for Reuters news.

Eight in ten agree (80%, up 8 points since 2011) they are optimistic that 2013 will be a better year than 2012. This optimism is mirrored by a similar spike in those optimistic that the global economy will be stronger in 2013. Even though only half (49%) agree, the measure represents an eight-point improvement since last year.

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Ipsos Ideas: The Best of the Year

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For the January issue of Ipsos Ideas, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular articles of 2012. We have you to thank for that. Based on our readership statistics, topics like digital advertising, social media, reputation, and big data captured your attention in the past year. And so we revisit these topics once more. No doubt, they’ll continue to captivate you in 2013.

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Free Research Isn’t Free

In the fourth video of the “You Have a Right to Know” series, Darrell Bricker, Global CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs, explains the rationale behind ‘free’ polls, including what questions journalists should ask before covering the results, and how to spot a rogue poll.

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American Pragmatism or American Radicalism?

Public Opinion Support for a ‘Mixed’ Deficit Reduction Solution

Washington is presently in crisis mode as time is running out before automatic tax increases and spending cuts go into effect in early 2013. Many analysts believe such measures—the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’—would have a strong negative effect on the economy, pushing the US back into recession.

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A Bit of Holiday Spirit

Happy Holidays from your friends at Ipsos

 The holidays are about to begin and the countdown to 2013 is on. It is a time to celebrate, reflect on the year that was and look forward to the year to come. That means taking stock of your expectations, planning parties, and sorting out those pesky little resolutions. We focused our lens on what people across the United States and Canada are thinking, planning and doing, thanks to the team at Ipsos Global @dvisor.

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