Abacus Data

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Abacus Data is a Canadian polling and market research firm based in Ottawa. It was founded in August 2010,[1] soon after its founder David Coletto graduated from the University of Calgary with a PhD in political science.[2]

The company's surveys and political opinion polls are sometimes cited in Canadian news media, including by the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Toronto Star, and Sun Media newspapers.[3][4] It is the contracted official pollster for the Sun News Network,[1][5] and company head Coletto has appeared as a television commentator on that network.[6]

A particular focus is surveys about Millennials.

In 2013, Bruce Anderson joined Abacus Data as Chairman.


  1. ^ a b Abacus Data Launches
  2. ^ "Grad official pollster for Sun News". UToday. University of Calgary. June 30, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ For example: Barbara Yaffe (February 21, 2012). "Mulcair is NDP leadership front-runner, but B.C. members hold cards". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved March 5, 2012. An Abacus Data Internet survey of 1,000 respondents… 
  4. ^ For example: Éric Grenier (Oct 7, 2011). "Pollsters did better – but still missed mark – in Ontario". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Start-up network teams up with upstart pollster". Toronto Sun. March 29, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dr. David Coletto reports!" (video). YouTube.com. Sep 7, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 

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