Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Approval: Economy
Generally speaking, do you approve or disapprove of the way the current federal government is handling the economy?
Year Month Approve Disapprove DK Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1985 April 38.8 50 11.1 2045 Q130N1 FC853 Environics
1985 September 31.3 55.8 13 2057 Q68N1 FC855 Environics
1986 February 30.9 61.8 7.3 2060 Q92A FC862 Environics
1986 September 35.5 56.4 8.1 2039 Q113A FC864 Environics
1987 March 28.3 64.2 7.4 2020 Q2A FC872 Environics
1987 November 38.5 50.6 10.9 2044 Q1A FC881 Environics
1988 May 39.6 50.1 10.3 2053 Q2A FC883 Environics
1989 June 28 62.7 9.3 2003 Q3A FC893 Environics
1989 October 26.4 66.6 7 2005 Q2A FC894 Environics
1989 December 22.9 71.1 6 2002 Q5A FC901 Environics
1990 March 22.5 71.7 5.8 2002 Q2A FC902 Environics
1990 June 22.3 72 5.7 2029 Q3A FC903 Environics
1990 October 14.9 79.9 5.2 2019 Q2A FC904 Environics
1991 January 14.8 79.6 5.5 2220 Q2A FC911 Environics
1991 April 13.3 81.6 5 2021 Q2A FC912 Environics
1991 July 13.9 81.2 4.9 2012 Q9A FC913 Environics
1991 October 10.2 85 4.8 1531 Q2A FC914 Environics
1992 February 10.2 85.4 4.3 2001 Q2A FC921 Environics
1992 May 10.2 84.8 5 2005 Q2A FC922 Environics
1992 August 13.3 83.2 3.6 2019 Q3A FC923 Environics
1992 November 6.9 88.6 4.5 2022 Q2A FC924 Environics
1993 March 11.4 84.2 4.5 2042 Q2A FC931 Environics
1993 June 11.2 84.5 4.3 2002 Q2A FC932 Environics
1993 August 10.9 84 5 2001 Q2A FC933 Environics
1993 December 24.3 59.2 16.6 2002 Q2A FC934 Environics
1994 March 30.3 62.8 6.8 2020 Q4A FC941 Environics
1994 June 29.3 64.3 6.4 2026 Q2A FC942 Environics
1994 September 33 57.9 9.1 2001 Q4A FC943 Environics
1994 December 32.2 60.8 7.1 1996 Q2A FC944 Environics
1995 March 30 62.9 7.1 2003 Q2A FC951 Environics
1995 June 28.1 63.7 8.2 2037 Q2A FC952 Environics
1995 September 29.9 62.8 7.4 2022 Q8A FC953 Environics
1995 December 26.3 67.8 5.9 2005 Q2A FC954 Environics
1996 March 28.9 64 7.1 2034 Q2A FC961 Environics
1996 June 30.2 61.5 8.4 2015 Q5A FC962 Environics
1996 Q3 35 59.1 6 2015 Q2A FC963 Environics
1996 Q4 31.3 62 6.8 2000 Q2A FC964 Environics
1997 Q1 28 64.3 7.7 2014 Q2A FC971 Environics
1997 July 48.7 46.5 4.8 1941 Q100A FC972 Environics
1997 October 44.8 49.6 2.8 1953 Q117B FC973 Environics
1997 December 43.9 51.3 4.8 1948 Q99B FC974 Environics
1998 March 47.8 43.4 8.8 1936 Q135B FC981 Environics
1998 June 42.2 50.8 7 1942 Q110B FC982 Environics
1998 October 42.8 50.2 7 1942 Q120B FC983 Environics
1998 December 43.9 49.1 7 1921 Q125B FC984 Environics
1999 March 44.2 47.3 8.4 1986 Q70B FC991 Environics
1999 June 43 48.3 8.7 1919 Q102B FC992 Environics
1999 September 46.2 47.6 6.2 1943 Q74B FC993 Environics
1999 December 64.2 35.8 - 1910 Q85B FC994 Environics
2000 March 60.1 39.9 - 1871 Q72B FC001 Environics
2000 June 60.9 39.1 - 1908 Q70B FC002 Environics
2000 September 59.4 40.6 - 1963 Q40B FC003 Environics
2000 December 63.1 36.9 - 1948 Q36B FC004 Environics
2001 April 54.3 45.7 - 1372 Q66B FC011 Environics
2001 June 52.6 47.4 - 1384 Q70B FC012 Environics
2001 September 60 40 - 1244 Q69B FC013 Environics
2001 December 52.7 47.3 - 1225 Q120B FC014 Environics
2003 Q1 56.7 40.6 2.6 1334 Q65B FC031 Environics
2003 Q2 58.3 38.1 3.6 1353 Q85B FC032 Environics
2003 Q3 56.1 40.8 3.1 1286 Q78B FC033 Environics
2003 Q4 61.6 34.7 3.7 1316 Q40_2 FC034 Environics
2004 Q1 50.6 45.3 4.1 1341 Q83B FC041 Environics
2004 Q2 52.7 39.7 7.6 2020 Q119B FC042 Environics
2004 Q3 62.3 33.8 3.9 1334 Q89B FC043 Environics
2004 Q4 54.9 40.9 4.2 1416 Q27_2 FC044 Environics
2005 Q1 51.3 44.8 3.9 996 Q23B FC051 Environics
2005 Q3 52.7 44.3 2.9 1390 Q81B FC053 Environics
2006 Q1 52.6 36.1 11.3 1369 Q9B FC061 Environics
2006 Q2 60.2 34.5 5.3 1331 Q9B FC062 Environics
2006 Q3 60.7 34.3 5 1279 Q57B FC063 Environics
2006 Q4 61.7 33.4 4.9 1295 Q21B FC064 Environics
2007 Q1 57.1 38.4 4.5 1305 Q21B FC071 Environics
2007 Q2 56.7 36.9 6.4 1284 Q8_2 FC072 Environics
2007 Q3 63.7 31.7 4.5 1301 Q58B FC073 Environics
2007 Q4 75.1 24.9 - 1188 Q57B FC074 Environics
2008 Q1 53.9 40.8 5.3 1366 Q8B FC081 Environics
2008 Q2 47.7 46.4 5.9 1380 Q12B FC082 Environics
2008 Q4 38.4 56.8 4.8 2021 Q15B FC084 Environics
2009 Q1 51.6 45.4 3.0 1338 Q25_B FC091 Environics
2009 Q2 44.4 51.2 4.4 1019 Q16B FC092 Environics