[Source: RetailMeNot] TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2018 /CNW/ -- Is it 4 p.m. yet? If so, chances are a third of your coworkers could have already snuck out to start their holiday shopping! According to a recent survey from savings destination RetailMeNot.ca, over one third of working Canadians (37 per cent) say they would leave work early to do at least some of their holiday shopping. And it's no wonder they're packing up early - almost half of Canadians (41 per cent) admit they have not yet finished purchasing their gifts, leaving only a few weeks to make their list and check it twice.Read More
London, UK – (December 4, 2018) – Today, Maru/Blue—premium quality data services firm—announces the launch of Maru Voice UK. Maru Voice UK is a global expansion of the Maru/Blue online market research panels, joining Maru Voice Canada and Springboard America, (launched in 2006 and 2009, Canada's and the United State’s leading online market research panels). Maru Voice UK will now provide people in the UK with the opportunity to voice their opinions on a variety of topics and issues.Read More
[Source: Loblaw Companies Limited] - The holidays are approaching and although it's the most magical time of the year, it can also be the most stressful one. With almost half* of Canadians preparing to entertain 10 or more people this holiday season, Canadians can find themselves struggling to balance the time spent in the kitchen making meals, with the time spent with family and friends, making memories.Read More
[Source: Daily Hive] Doug Ford’s recent labour reforms may have affected the way Ontarians view the Premier and his party.
According to the latest Campaign Research poll, Ford’s approval rating with respect to his job performance took a hit with results coming in at 37% approval, and 63% disapproval of his performance. Specifically, 41% of men and 34% of women approved of his performance.Read More
[Source: The Star] - Canadians are worried about a lot of things these days, according to a new survey, but they’re not the things dominating the current political debate.
The results of this new Public Square Research poll, made available exclusively to the Star, are a wake-up call to those plotting next year’s federal election campaign. There appears to be a significant mismatch between what’s keeping many Canadians awake at night and what the politicians, of all stripes, are talking about every day in the Commons or in the political headlines.Read More
[Source: Simplii Financial] - Ever thought about ditching your job to live the dream? You're not alone. Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of Canadians are thinking about doing just that – and as many as one in four of them (25 per cent) are actually saving for it, finds a new survey from Simplii FinancialTM.
For those who aspire to take a break, the poll reveals that it's less about taking a time-out from life, but rather planning for a time-in. Half (50 per cent) say they'd spend the time travelling extensively, and 34 per cent would live or work abroad. One in three (36 per cent) say they'd use the time to start a business of their own.Read More
Toronto, Ontario – (October 9, 2018) - Today, Maru/Blue—a premium quality data services firm—announces the launch of its exclusive Cannabis Community. “With Canada poised to make cannabis legal October 17, and it being legal in 9 states, as well as the District of Columbia, interest in connecting with cannabis consumers has never been higher,” said Maru/Blue Managing Director, Rob Berger. “That’s why we are so excited to announce our exclusive new Cannabis Community.”Read More
[Source: BuzzFeed News] Nearly half of millennial Democrats identify as democratic socialists or socialists, according to a new poll of millennials in the US from BuzzFeed News and Maru/Blue.
The poll, which ran from Sept. 21 to 24 and questioned people aged 22 to 37, showed deep gender divides among millennials across a stretch of political questions, from what types of candidates they’d support to their own engagement in politics.Read More
[Source: The Hill] Nearly half of millennial Democrats say they identify as a socialist or democratic socialist, according to a new poll from BuzzFeed News and Maru/Blue.
Almost half, 48 percent, said they would call themselves a democratic socialist or socialist, compared to 39 percent who said they identified as neither.Read More
[Source: Cision] - TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - With mobile apps on your smartphone, and tap-and-go debit and credit cards, it's never been faster or easier to pay for things. This has led to some of us feeling disconnected from our money, according to new research commissioned by MARU in partnership with Tangerine Bank.Read More
[Source: HuffPost] - Recreational cannabis legalization is now less than a month away, but most Canadians still don't know how to get weed come Oct. 17.
The weed store rollout will look different in every province, which Lift & Co. CEO Matei Olaru thinks may account for why there are knowledge gaps across the country.Read More
Toronto, Ontario – (September 6, 2018) – Maru/Blue—premium quality data services firm—announces the hire of Katie Gawlik, Sal Rustom, Terry Kim, Michael Theophile-Uruena, Aruran Tharmalingam, and Valen Arnesto.Read More
Toronto, Ontario – (August 27, 2018) – Today, Maru/Blue—premium quality data services firm—announces the launch of Agile Self-Serve, a DIY, real-time survey solution. The DIY tool provides thousands of completes within hours across Canada, the U.S. or the U.K. It delivers easy out of the box programming, programmatic sampling, instant deployment and automated reporting with longitudinal tracking.Read More
[Source: Cision] Over one third of caregivers are out of pocket on average $430 per month, and few take advantage of tax relief available to offset the costs, says Jamie Golombek
Canadians who financially contribute to the care of a loved one due to advanced age or illness are out of pocket $430 per month on average – an expense many aren't planning for, finds a new CIBC poll. While most say siblings ought to share the load when caring for an aging parent, only half do (59 per cent), which often leads to family squabbles over how the work and costs should be shared.Read More
[Source: St. Albert Gazette] The Conservative MP representing St. Albert-Edmonton says the issues discussed in a recent poll are consistent with what he’s hearing from his constituents.
Michael Cooper said Wednesday the concerns are reflective of a government that hasn’t delivered on its promises.
The online survey shows Canadian voters are divided on the prospect of re-electing Justin Trudeau and the Liberals for a second term.Read More
[Source: Abacus Data] Today, 43% say they would prefer to see the Liberals re-elected next year, and 57% would prefer a change in government. Last July 50% said they would prefer the Liberals to be re-elected. This shift means the landscape is more competitive today, but worth bearing in mind that the Liberals were elected with just under 40% of the vote in 2015.Read More
[Source: Think Advisor] Six in 10 U.S. millennials think the American Dream — owning a home, becoming debt-free and retiring comfortably — is within reach, yet they are doing too little to achieve this goal, according to a new report from Bank of the West.
Indeed, millennials’ conservative investment habits may be seriously compromising their dream of an easy retirement.Read More
[Source: Media in Canada] More and more Canadians are plugging into podcasts, according to a recent study by media research consultancy, Audience Insights.
According to results from The Canadian Podcast Listener 2018 study, 20% more Canadians are engaging in podcasts regularly than they were in the summer of 2017.
The study, which involved an initial survey of 3,118 Canadians aged 18 years and older, is a follow-up to the organization’s first study last year, produced in association with the Podcast Exchange (TPX). The survey was conducted among a nationally representative sample of members from the Maru Voice online community. The initial results are from May 2018, with the full study being released in the fall.Read More
[Source: Campaign Research] Doug Ford was elected as Ontario’s new Premier on June 7th, 2018. In addition to the traditional private swearing in ceremony, Ford opted to hold a second public inauguration ceremony outside of Queens Park. When asked to indicate their level of approval of this, the latest Campaign Research poll conducted among 1480 Ontario residents revealed that a plurality (38%) of Ontario voters approved of the gesture. The highest level of approval was demonstrated by males and those in Eastern Ontario and Hamilton/Niagara region.Read More
[Source: Cision] - TORONTO, July 10, 2018 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM:TSX) (CM:NYSE) – While the majority of Canadians (72 per cent) believe interest rates will climb over the next 12 months, only half (54 per cent) of Canadian homeowners or those planning to buy a home would opt for a fixed rate mortgage if signing the papers today, according to a new CIBC poll. The finding contrasts sharply with the current composition of mortgages among homeowners polled, 77 per cent of whom have a fixed rate mortgage.Read More