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Edmonton & Calgary Councils Enjoy Strong Approval

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   With Alberta’s next municipal elections now only a year and a half away, our early March ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll finds Edmonton and Calgary voters offering high levels of approval for their local city councils.   In Edmonton, Mayor Don Iveson enjoys enviable ratings, with nearly three-quarters (73%) of voters in the Capital city saying they approve […]

Big City Views on Water Fluoridation

Posted March 15th, 2016 in Health Care, Healthcare, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Alex Zagoumenov

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll     A recent academic study comparing rates of youth tooth decay in Alberta’s biggest cities has renewed public debate about municipal water fluoridation. The study, published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, found that tooth decay among school-aged children has worsened at a significantly higher rate in Calgary than in Edmonton over the last […]

Calgarians Pan CalgaryNext

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in Calgary, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Alex Zagoumenov

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   A proposal to build a new $890 Million arena/stadium/field house on the west-end of downtown Calgary faces an uphill struggle as far as the court of public opinion is concerned.  Our January ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll found that while Calgarians are largely aware of and attentive to CalgaryNext, a majority do not support the plan as it […]

Fall Session Takes a Toll on NDP Support in Alberta

Posted December 11th, 2015 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, News by Alex Zagoumenov

Alberta’s NDP Provincial Government have now completed their first full legislative session, and it was both eventful and, in some respects, painful for them.

Seniors Caregiving a Growing Concern for Albertans

(EDMONTON) As Alberta’s population ages, a growing proportion of the province will be faced with caregiving for their aging relatives and friends according to a recent poll by ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc.   Today, almost one-in-five Albertans participate in providing care for an aging family member or friend, but roughly two-thirds are either caregivers today or believe it is a […]

Perspectives on Seniors’ Health Care in Alberta

(EDMONTON) The burdens of an aging population on the province’s health care system is an issue weighing heavily on the minds of Albertans today, according to a recent survey by ThinkHQ Public Affairs, Inc. Further, the survey finds that Albertans’ confidence in the health system in relation to seniors’ care is troublingly low, and that most provincial residents are relatively […]

Edmonton Centre a Close Two-way Race

Posted October 16th, 2015 in Edmonton, Federal Politics, News by Alex Zagoumenov

With Canada’s longest federal campaign coming to an end, the race in Edmonton Centre is too close to call.  Presently, Conservative James Cumming holds a narrow lead (33%) over Liberal Randy Boissonnault (30%) – statistically tied, taking into account the poll’s margin of error.  Gil McGowan of the NDP is running third at 22%, while David Parker of the Greens sits […]

Albertans’ Concerns and Expectations About Aging

(EDMONTON) When it comes to getting older, health and money are the biggest concerns for Albertans, and they are relatively pessimistic about their prospects for the future according to recent ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc. poll.   On a top-of mind basis, staying healthy and health issues are Albertans’ primary concerns (28% mention), followed closely by issues related to financial security (27%), […]