Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Views on Government Efficacy
I don't think the government cares much what people like me think.
Year Strongly
Agree
Agree Disagree Strongly
Disagree
Don't
Know
Refused No
Opinion
NA Valid N Variable Survey
1974 9.6 7.8 1 54.1 - - 3.2 - 2761 21 CES74
1979 6.1 19.2 21.2 1.3 - - 1.7 - 2673 1042 CES79
1984 25.6 33.5 25.2 8.9 - - 2.9 3.8 3380 30 CES84
1993 46.2 46.2 21.2 2.5 - - 1.9 - 2215 mbsd5 CES93
1997 33 33 22 9.2 1.9 0.2 - - 3947 cpsb10d CES97
2000 35.8 35.8 25.2 8.2 2.5 0.2 - - 3647 cpsb10d CES00
2004 25 34.9 27.1 11 1.8 0.2 - - 3138 pes_g3 CES04
2006 23.1 38.2 29.8 7.2 1.6 0.1 - - 3250 pes_g206 CES04-06
2008 26.3 35.1 26.9 9.0 2.4 0.3 - - 3689 ces08_PES_G2 CES08
2011 26.9 38.0 24.9 8.1 2.0 0.2 - - 3362 PES11_48 CES2011
Once elected to Parliament, MPs soon lose touch.
Year Strongly Agree Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Strongly Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Don't Know Refused Valid N Variable Survey
1984 26.6 44.5 16.1 4.8 3.5 4.5 - 3377 29 CES84
1993 32.5 50.4 12.2 2.8 - 2.1 - 2197 mbsd1 CES93
1997 37.2 42.9 12.1 4.3 - 3.3 0.2 3949 cpsb10a CES97
2000 17.1 47.7 23.8 3.1 - 8.3 - 1507 mbsc5 CES00
2004 20.4 52.1 20.4 1.5 - 5.4 0.3 1674 mbs_e5 CES04
2008 14.9 50.4 27.1 1.6 - 5.3 0.7 1939 ces08_MBS_E5 CES08
2011 14.8 51.7 27.3 1.8 - 4.4 - 1558 MBS11_A8 CES2011
Some people say that members of Parliament know what ordinary people think. Others say that members of Parliament don't know much about what ordinary people think. Where would you place your view?
Year Know What People Think 2 3 4 Don't Know What People Think Valid N Variable Survey
1997 2.3 16.3 38.8 32.2 10.4 2149 mbsi11 CES97
Some people say that political parties in Canada know what ordinary people think. Others say that political parties in Canada don't know much about what ordinary people think. Where would you place your view?
Year Know What People Think 2 3 4 Don't Know What People Think Valid N Variable Survey
1997 2.7 21 41.7 26 8.6 1827 mbsi4 CES97
2000 5 27 38.6 20.6 8.7 1524 mbsi2 CES00