Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Approval: Defence
Generally speaking, do you approve or disapprove of the way the current federal government is handling defence policy?
Year Month Approve Disapprove DK Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1985 April 42.4 37.8 19.8 2045 Q130N6 FC853 Environics
1985 September 37.9 39.5 22.5 2057 Q68N6 FC855 Environics
1986 February 34.6 45.6 19.8 2060 Q92F FC862 Environics
1986 September 41.1 38 20.8 2039 Q113F FC864 Environics
1987 March 36.9 42.9 20.1 2020 Q2F FC872 Environics
1987 November 40.4 37.9 21.7 2044 Q1F FC881 Environics
1988 May 38.2 40.7 21 2053 Q2F FC883 Environics
1989 June 37.8 44.4 17.7 2003 Q3F FC893 Environics
1989 December 43.7 40.5 15.8 2002 Q5F FC901 Environics
1990 March 40.9 39.6 19.5 2002 Q2F FC902 Environics
1990 June 40.6 37.8 21.6 2029 Q3F FC903 Environics
1990 October 42.5 43.5 14 2019 Q2F FC904 Environics
1991 January 47.6 39.3 13.2 2220 Q2F FC911 Environics
1991 April 46.8 36.6 16.6 2021 Q2F FC912 Environics
1991 July 44.4 41.4 14.2 2012 Q9F FC913 Environics
1991 October 40 42.7 17.2 1531 Q2F FC914 Environics
1992 February 44.4 35.8 19.8 2001 Q2F FC921 Environics
1992 May 41.6 38.5 19.9 2005 Q2F FC922 Environics
1992 August 46.5 38.1 15.4 2019 Q3F FC923 Environics
1992 November 42 38.2 19.7 2022 Q2F FC924 Environics
1993 March 41.4 41.4 17.2 2042 Q2F FC931 Environics
1993 June 42.2 41.3 16.6 2002 Q2F FC932 Environics
1993 August 40 41.9 18 2001 Q2F FC933 Environics
1993 December 44.2 36.8 19 2002 Q2F FC934 Environics
1994 March 48.3 41.6 10.1 2020 Q4F FC941 Environics
1994 June 47.9 36.6 15.5 2026 Q2F FC942 Environics
1994 September 44.4 33.7 21.8 2001 Q4F FC943 Environics
1994 December 44.7 38.6 16.7 1996 Q2F FC944 Environics
1995 March 42.8 40.1 17.1 2003 Q2F FC951 Environics
1995 June 45.6 36.9 17.6 2037 Q2F FC952 Environics
1995 September 44.9 35 20.1 2022 Q8F FC953 Environics
1995 December 47.7 34.5 17.9 2005 Q2F FC954 Environics
1996 March 42.2 37.3 20.5 2034 Q2F FC961 Environics
1996 June 40.6 36.3 23 2015 Q5F FC962 Environics
1996 Q3 35.3 43.4 21.3 2015 Q2D FC963 Environics
1996 Q4 38.6 41.6 19.9 2000 Q2D FC964 Environics
1997 Q1 33.5 42.4 24.2 2014 Q2D FC971 Environics
1997 July 38.1 41.1 20.9 1941 Q100D FC972 Environics
1997 October 40.9 40.5 18.7 1953 Q117E FC973 Environics
1997 December 45.4 39.3 15.3 1948 Q99E FC974 Environics
1998 March 52.6 32.4 15 1936 Q135E FC981 Environics
1998 June 37.8 42.5 19.7 1942 Q110E FC982 Environics
1998 October 41.3 42 16.7 1942 Q120E FC983 Environics
1998 December 39.9 37.1 23 1921 Q125E FC984 Environics
1999 March 42.5 39.5 18 1986 Q70E FC991 Environics
1999 June 46.7 33.5 19.8 1919 Q102E FC992 Environics
1999 September 39.3 43.6 17.1 1943 Q74E FC993 Environics
1999 December 56.4 43.6 - 1750 Q85E FC994 Environics
2000 March 57.4 42.6 - 1759 Q72E FC001 Environics
2000 June 61.3 38.7 - 1781 Q70E FC002 Environics
2000 September 55.2 44.8 - 1787 Q40E FC003 Environics
2000 December 58.7 41.3 - 1730 Q36E FC004 Environics
2001 April 58.6 41.4 - 1235 Q66E FC011 Environics
2001 June 57.6 42.4 - 1196 Q70E FC012 Environics
2001 September 49.3 50.7 - 1180 Q69E FC013 Environics
2001 December 53.1 46.9 - 1221 Q120E FC014 Environics
2003 Q1 44.6 52.1 3.3 1303 Q65E FC031 Environics
2003 Q2 42.3 50.8 6.9 1355 Q85E FC032 Environics
2003 Q3 41 53.3 5.7 1294 Q78E FC033 Environics
2003 Q4 48.4 46 5.6 1281 Q40_5 FC034 Environics
2004 Q1 49.2 45.3 5.4 1341 Q83E FC041 Environics
2004 Q3 43.5 51.9 4.7 1350 Q89E FC043 Environics
2005 Q1 47.4 47.1 5.5 973 Q23E FC051 Environics
2005 Q3 47.6 46.1 6.3 1327 Q81E FC053 Environics
2006 Q1 49 41 9.9 1377 Q9E FC061 Environics
2006 Q2 46.1 46.6 7.3 1298 Q9E FC062 Environics
2006 Q3 47.8 48.2 3.9 1267 Q57E FC063 Environics
2006 Q4 47.7 46.5 5.8 1268 Q21E FC034 Environics
2007 Q1 47.5 47.4 5.0 1252 Q21E FC071 Environics
2007 Q2 40.5 52.6 6.8 1270 Q8_5 FC072 Environics
2007 Q3 46.2 48.0 5.8 1295 Q58E FC073 Environics
2007 Q4 61.8 38.2 - 1182 Q57E FC074 Environics
2008 Q1 44.3 49.1 6.7 1335 Q8E FC081 Environics
2008 Q2 40.2 50.6 9.2 1337 Q12E FC082 Environics
2008 Q4 45.3 45.9 8.8 2021 Q12E FC084 Environics
2009 Q1 50.1 42.4 7.4 1357 Q25E FC091 Environics