Abacus Data

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Abacus Data
Industry Public Opinion Research
Strategic Communications Advice
Human Resources and Organizational Research
Market Research
Generational research
Public affairs
Charitable giving and philantrophy
Non-profits and associations
Founded July 2010
Founder David Coletto
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Key people
David Coletto (CEO)
Bruce Anderson (Chair)
Tim Powers (Managing Director)
Website www.abacusdata.ca

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 the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Toronto Star, and Sun Media newspapers.[3][4] A particular focus is surveys about Millennials.[citation needed]

In 2013, Bruce Anderson joined Abacus Data as Chairman.[5] Tim Powers of Summa Strategies is the firm's Managing Director.


  1. ^ Abacus Data Launches Archived January 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  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. ^ "Bruce Anderson, Chairman, Abacus Data - GLOBE Series". Retrieved 15 July 2016. 

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