Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Approval: Deficit
Generally speaking, do you approve or disapprove of the way the current federal government is handling deficit reduction?
Year Month Approve Disapprove DK Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1989 June 23.8 65.9 10.3 2003 Q3L FC893 Environics
1989 December 17 75.1 7.9 2002 Q5L FC901 Environics
1990 March 18.4 71.7 9.9 2002 Q2L FC902 Environics
1990 June 17.6 72.6 9.8 2029 Q3L FC903 Environics
1990 October 15.2 76.6 8.1 2019 Q2L FC904 Environics
1991 January 16.6 73.6 9.9 2220 Q2L FC911 Environics
1991 April 16.5 74.2 9.3 2021 Q2L FC912 Environics
1991 July 14.6 78.1 7.3 2012 Q9K FC913 Environics
1991 October 11.2 80.2 8.6 1531 Q2K FC914 Environics
1992 February 13.8 77.4 8.8 2001 Q2K FC921 Environics
1992 May 11.5 80.6 7.9 2005 Q2K FC922 Environics
1992 August 12.8 79.1 8.1 2019 Q3K FC923 Environics
1992 November 7.3 84 8.7 2022 Q2K FC924 Environics
1993 March 9.9 82.2 7.8 2042 Q2K FC931 Environics
1993 June 10.4 84.2 5.3 2002 Q2K FC932 Environics
1993 August 11.9 83 5 2001 Q2K FC933 Environics
1993 December 18.1 68.9 12.9 2002 Q2K FC934 Environics
1994 March 23.2 69.6 7.3 2020 Q4K FC941 Environics
1994 June 16.7 75.9 7.5 2026 Q2K FC942 Environics
1994 September 20.3 69.7 9.9 2001 Q4K FC943 Environics
1994 December 16.8 76.8 6.3 1996 Q2K FC944 Environics
1995 March 25.4 68.5 6.1 2003 Q2K FC951 Environics
1995 June 19.5 73.7 6.8 2037 Q2K FC952 Environics
1995 September 19.4 72 8.7 2022 Q8K FC953 Environics
1995 December 23.5 67.5 9 2005 Q2J FC954 Environics
1996 March 29.5 63.4 7 2034 Q2J FC961 Environics
1996 June 27.4 63.8 8.8 2015 Q5J FC962 Environics
1996 Q3 37.7 53.8 8.4 2015 Q2G FC963 Environics
1996 Q4 35.3 56.5 8.2 2000 Q2G FC964 Environics
1997 Q1 36.3 52.7 11 2014 Q2G FC971 Environics
1997 July 48.1 43.6 8.3 1941 Q100G FC972 Environics
1997 October 49.3 43.6 7.1 1953 Q117H FC973 Environics
1997 December 50.6 41.9 7.5 1948 Q99H FC974 Environics
1998 March 54.1 37.1 8.8 1936 Q135H FC981 Environics
1998 June 48.7 42.3 9 1942 Q110H FC982 Environics
1998 October 60.9 31.6 7.5 1942 Q120H FC983 Environics
1998 December 51.7 37.2 11.1 1921 Q125H FC984 Environics
1999 March 51.2 37.1 11.7 1986 Q70H FC991 Environics
1999 June 46.4 39.6 14 1919 Q102H FC992 Environics
1999 September 50 37.5 12.5 1943 Q74H FC993 Environics
1999 December 60.9 39.1 - 1899 Q85H FC994 Environics
2000 March 56.1 43.9 - 1868 Q72H FC001 Environics
2000 June 57.2 42.8 - 1889 Q70H FC002 Environics
2000 September 54.2 45.8 - 1915 Q40H FC003 Environics
2000 December 60 40 - 1926 Q36H FC004 Environics
2001 April 59.2 40.8 - 1310 Q66H FC011 Environics
2001 June 56 44 - 1368 Q70H FC012 Environics
2001 September 65.8 34.2 - 1136 Q69H FC013 Environics
2001 December 57.1 42.9 - 1241 Q120H FC014 Environics
2003 Q1 53.3 43.7 3 1320 Q65H FC031 Environics
2003 Q2 54 40 6.1 1364 Q85H FC032 Environics
2003 Q3 55.9 39.2 4.9 1302 Q78H FC033 Environics
2003 Q4 57.3 38 4.6 1280 Q40_8 FC034 Environics
2004 Q1 51.7 43.3 5 1312 Q83H FC041 Environics
2004 Q3 56.9 37.4 5.8 1335 Q89H FC043 Environics
2004 Q4 52 41.4 6.5 1345 Q27_8 FC044 Environics
2005 Q1 48.2 43.4 8.4 1013 Q23H FC051 Environics
2005 Q3 55.9 39.2 4.9 1328 Q81H FC053 Environics
2006 Q1 44 40.6 15.4 1333 Q9H FC061 Environics
2006 Q2 50.2 37.6 12.2 1258 Q9H FC062 Environics
2006 Q3 57.5 33.1 9.4 1257 Q57H FC063 Environics
2006 Q4 51.9 38.3 9.8 1279 Q21H FC064 Environics
2007 Q1 50.4 41.9 7.7 1250 Q21H FC071 Environics
2007 Q2 46.5 41.3 12.2 1293 Q8_8 FC072 Environics
2007 Q3 60.7 30.1 9.2 1286 Q58H FC073 Environics
2007 Q4 66.2 33.8 - 1189 Q57H FC074 Environics
2008 Q1 50.5 39.4 10.0 1324 Q8H FC081 Environics
2008 Q2 48.4 39.5 12.1 1335 Q12H FC082 Environics
2009 Q1 45.6 45.6 8.7 1374 Q25H FC091 Environics
2009 Q2 35.9 55.1 9.0 1027 Q16H FC092 Environics