Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Approval: Overall
Would you say that you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the present federal government in Ottawa?
Year Month Very Satisfied Satisfied Unsatisfied Very Unsatisfied Indifferent DK No Response Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1978 June 3.7 35.9 32.7 17.7 6.1 3.9 0.1 1913 QM FC784 Environics
1978 September 4.3 32.8 36.8 17.8 5 3.3 0.1 1812 QL FC785 Environics
1978 November 2.7 30.4 35.4 18.8 7.8 4.8 0 2207 Q35 FC791 Environics
1979 March 3.4 33.8 38.4 15.6 4.6 4.2 0 1967 Q69 FC792 Environics
1979 May 3.5 35.3 37.2 16.4 3.6 3.2 0.8 1819 Q65 FC793 Environics
1979 June 7.3 38.8 16.9 10.2 5.1 21.5 0.1 1701 Q26 FC794 Environics
1979 November 4 31.2 30.3 23.4 5.8 5.2 0.2 1772 - FC801 Environics
1980 February 7.6 23.5 28.3 30.2 5.2 4.3 0.9 1849 Q60 FC802 Environics
1980 April 8.5 39.3 26.1 17.8 3.6 4.6 0.1 1808 Q73 FC803 Environics
1980 June 9.5 38.1 25.4 19.9 4.9 2.2 0 1846 Q42 FC804 Environics
1980 September 10 42.4 27.4 16 2.9 1.3 0 1846 Q73 FC805 Environics
1980 November 10.3 37.6 27.3 20.7 2.2 1.6 0 1873 Q71 FC811 Environics
1981 February 9.8 32.6 27.1 26.6 1.9 1.9 0 2291 Q98 FC 812 Environics
1981 June 10.4 63.2 51.8 54.7 3.4 1.3 0.2 1060 Q108 FC814 Environics
1981 September 4.2 27.4 28.8 35.3 2.1 1.5 0.8 1947 Q134 FC815 Environics
1981 November 4.9 26.8 29.4 35.6 1.8 1.5 0.1 1924 Q97 FC821 Environics
1982 February 4.6 24 28.4 38.7 2.6 1.3 0.3 1937 Q181 FC822 Environics
1982 April 4.6 25.3 30.1 34.3 1.3 3.8 0 1964 Q110 FC823 Environics
1982 June 4.2 16.5 29.7 45.9 1.8 1.4 0 1937 Q133 FC824 Environics
1982 September 3.9 22 32.2 39.2 1.7 1.1 0 1942 Q115 FC825 Environics
1982 November 3.9 24.2 29.4 34.7 2.8 1.8 0 2017 Q97 FC831 Environics
1983 February 3.8 27.2 33.7 31.6 2.1 1.5 0 1953 Q156 FC832 Environics
1983 April 2.9 26.5 31.5 33.9 1.8 1.2 0 2024 Q108 FC833 Environics
1983 June 5.3 27.4 29.6 30.7 1.8 1.2 0 2020 Q93 FC834 Environics
1983 September 5.2 28 29 32 1.9 1.3 0 2011 Q120 FC835 Environics
1983 November 6.6 32.9 28.6 25.2 1.7 4.9 0 2009 Q85 FC841 Environics
1984 February 6.2 34.8 27.6 23.6 2.4 1.7 0 2021 Q145 FC842 Environics
1984 April 4.2 33.3 29.8 24.3 3.4 2.2 0 2003 Q97 FC843 Environics
1984 June 6.1 38.4 26.3 22.6 1.9 1.6 0 2019 Q82 FC844 Environics
1984 September 14.4 43.2 10.8 4.3 3.1 21 0 2037 Q109 FC845 Environics
1984 November 13.6 50.9 13.5 4.7 5.1 9.9 0 2021 Q111 FC851 Environics
1985 February 9 54.8 18.4 7.5 3.3 4.1 0 2052 Q165 FC852 Environics
1985 April 9 57.7 17.8 7.7 1.9 3.7 0 2045 Q133 FC853 Environics
1985 June 6.6 48.2 25.5 14.4 1.2 2.1 0 2058 Q91 FC854 Environics
1985 September 6.2 48.4 25.8 12.4 2.4 2.4 0 2057 Q71 FC855 Environics
1985 November 4.7 42.8 30.6 12.8 3.3 2.9 0 2040 Q105 FC861 Environics
1986 February 4.9 45 29.7 15.4 3.3 1.6 0 2017 Q105 FC862 Environics
1986 June 3.9 36.8 32.4 18.7 3.6 2 0 2038 Q149 FC863 Environics
1986 September 3.5 40.8 31.5 17.9 3.8 2.6 0 1984 Q115 FC864 Environics
1986 November 2.9 30.9 34.3 25.6 4 2.5 0 1953 Q138 FC871 Environics
1987 March 2.7 30.7 33.5 28.9 4.2 0 0 1974 Q120 FC872 Environics
1987 May 3.6 30.9 33.8 28.2 0 3.4 0 1981 Q110 FC873 Environics
1987 September 3.5 34.5 31.8 26.8 3.5 0 0 1968 Q116 FC874 Environics
1987 November 4.5 36.5 33.5 22 0 3.4 0 1984 Q122 FC881 Environics
1988 February 5.3 40.7 36 14.6 0 3.3 0 1989 Q108 FC882 Environics
1988 May 4.8 43.9 29.1 19 0 3.2 0 1994 Q116 FC883 Environics
1988 October 7.1 37.7 27.3 21.1 0 4.2 0 2021 Q117 FC884 Environics
1988 December 36.1 54.2 9.7 0 0 0 0 2006 Q101 FC891 Environics
1989 March 6.2 43.4 28.3 16.4 0 5.7 0 1948 Q115 FC892 Environics
1989 June 5.1 34.1 31.5 25.2 0 4.1 0 1947 Q116 FC893 Environics
1989 October 3.2 31.6 33.3 28.6 0 3.3 0 1945 Q124 FC894 Environics
1989 December 3.3 28.1 33.7 32.3 0 2.6 0 1943 Q98 FC901 Environics
1990 March 2.6 23.5 29.8 40.5 0 3.6 0 1936 Q101 FC902 Environics
1990 June 2.8 23.1 30.6 40.3 0 3.2 0 1972 Q99 FC903 Environics
1990 October 3 20.1 29.2 46.1 0 1.6 0 1944 Q94 FC904 Environics
1991 January 2.4 17.8 29.5 46.4 0 3.8 0 2131 Q57 FC911 Environics
1991 April 2.3 17.2 28 50 0 2.6 0 1959 Q81 FC912 Environics
1991 July 1.9 12.7 26.6 55.5 0 3.2 0 1951 Q118 FC913 Environics
1991 October 2.3 16.4 28.3 48.2 0 4.8 0 1930 Q94 FC914 Environics
1992 February 1.9 13.9 29.7 51.7 0 2.9 0 1951 Q76 FC921 Environics
1992 May 1.7 17 30.4 48.3 0 2.7 0 1938 Q103 FC992 Environics
1992 August 2.2 19.1 30.3 45.2 0 3.2 0 1950 Q75 FC923 Environics
1992 November 1.8 17.1 34.5 44.1 0 2.4 0 1946 Q88 FC924 Environics
1993 March 1.9 17.6 33.5 44.4 0 2.7 0 1986 Q83 FC931 Environics
1993 June 1.3 16.7 35.9 41.9 0 4.2 0 1958 Q57 FC932 Environics
1993 August 2.2 19.9 30 44 0 3.8 0 1939 Q72 FC933 Environics
1994 March 8.2 49.4 23 12.9 0 6.5 0 1941 Q115 FC941 Environics
1994 June 7.5 51.1 24.6 12.8 0 4 0 1967 Q105 FC942 Environics
1994 September 9 49.9 22.9 13.8 0 4.4 0 1932 Q93 FC943 Environics
1994 December 9.5 50.4 24.7 12.8 0 2.7 0 1942 Q48 FC944 Environics
1995 March 9.5 44.6 26.5 16.6 0 2.8 0 1935 Q58 FC951 Environics
1995 June 7.5 46.6 26.5 15.5 0 3.8 0 1981 Q69 FC952 Environics
1995 September 9.4 44.1 26.8 15.5 0 4.2 0 1938 Q93 FC953 Environics
1995 December 6.7 44.9 28.3 16.6 0 3.5 0 1917 Q70 FC954 Environics
1996 March 7.2 44.1 27 17.4 0 4.3 0 1992 Q142 FC961 Environics
1996 June 6.3 43.2 30.2 17.2 0 3 0 1954 Q67 FC962 Environics
1996 Q3 8.3 44.8 27.6 15.5 0 3.7 0 1965 Q87 FC963 Environics
1996 Q4 5.3 42.8 30 18.6 0 3.3 0 1927 Q96 FC694 Environics
1997 Q1 4.7 37.8 32.5 19.2 0 5.7 0 1954 Q99 FC971 Environics
1997 July 7.8 49.8 25.7 13.7 0 3 0 1941 Q99 FC792 Environics
1997 October 8 48 27 13.4 0 3.6 0 1953 Q116 FC973 Environics
1997 December 8.3 49.7 24.7 12.4 0 4.9 0 1948 Q98 FC974 Environics
1998 March 9.1 51.8 22.2 12.8 0 4 0 1936 Q134 FC981 Environics
1998 June 7.8 46 24.8 16.3 0 5 0 1942 Q109 FC982 Environics
1998 October 6.8 46.4 26.3 15.8 0 4.8 0 1942 Q119 FC983 Environics
1998 December 7.9 46.9 25.5 15.5 0 4.2 0 1921 Q124 FC984 Environics
1999 March 7.9 45.2 24.7 17.1 0 5.1 0 1986 Q69 FC991 Environics
1999 June 9.1 44 24.1 15.6 0 7.2 0 1919 Q101 FC992 Environics
1999 September 9.2 47.6 23.6 15.8 0 3.9 0 1943 Q73 FC993 Environics
1999 December 10.5 52 24.3 13.3 0 0 0 1958 Q84 FC994 Environics
2000 March 9.1 48.2 25.4 17.4 0 0 0 1913 Q71 FC001 Environics
2000 June 7.8 49.1 24.7 18.3 0 0 0 1953 Q69 FC002 Environics
2000 September 8.2 47.6 28.9 15.3 0 0 0 1994 Q39 FC003 Environics
2000 December 13.5 45.7 22.3 18.5 0 0 0 2015 Q35 FC004 Environics
2001 April 8.3 42.3 29.2 20.2 0 0 0 1918 Q65 FC011 Environics
2001 June 7.7 43.2 27.7 21.4 0 0 0 1932 Q69 FC012 Environics
2001 September 11.1 49.4 22.7 16.7 0 0 0 1884 Q68 FC013 Environics
2001 December 8.1 45.3 27.9 18.8 0 0 0 1912 Q119 FC014 Environics
2003 Q1 7.4 42.1 27.9 20.8 - 1.8 1945 Q64 FC031 Environics
2003 Q2 8.2 38.1 27 25 - 1.7 1933 Q84 FC032 Environics
2003 Q3 7.8 43.4 25.5 21.5 - 1.7 1938 Q77 FC033 Environics
2003 Q4 11.5 46.1 20.5 16.6 - 5.2 2002 Q39 FC034 Environics
2004 Q1 6.5 35.6 29.2 26.3 - 2.4 2014 Q82 FC041 Environics
2004 Q3 7.8 48.8 24.6 15.2 - 3.5 2027 Q88 FC043 Environics
2004 Q4 5.6 41.1 30.5 21.4 - 1.3 2020 Q26 FC044 Environics
2005 Q1 4.3 41.1 29 23.2 - 2.3 2022 Q22 FC051 Environics
2005 Q2 5.2 28.3 27.4 37.9 - 1.1 2022 Q12 FC052 Environics
2005 Q3 4.3 39.1 27.8 27.2 - 1.6 2024 Q80 FC053 Environics
2005 Q4 13.4 39.8 22.7 22.1 1 0.9 2044 Q77 FC054 Environics
2006 Q1 10.9 38.5 23 17.4 - 10.1 2035 Q8 FC061 Environics
2006 Q2 13.4 41.3 24.3 17.5 - 3.5 2172 Q8 FC062 Environics
2006 Q3 14 44.9 23.4 15.6 - 2.1 2021 Q56 FC063 Environics
2006 Q4 13.3 40 25.2 19.4 - 2 2045 Q20 FC064 Environics
2007 Q1 11.6 41.6 27.7 18.0 - 1.0 2030 Q20 FC071 Environics
2007 Q2 9.5 37.1 28.9 22.3 - 2.2 2021 Q7 FC072 Environics
2007 Q3 10.1 46.9 25.6 15.1 - 2.2 2047 Q57 FC073 Environics
2007 Q4 13.5 52.5 22.2 11.8 - - 2002 Q56 FC074 Environics
2008 Q1 11.0 38.1 26.8 21.3 - 2.9 2026 Q7 FC081 Environics
2008 Q2 8.9 38.4 28.5 21.2 - 3.0 2025 Q11 FC082 Environics
2008 Q4 10.8 28.8 26.2 31.8 - 2.3 2021 Q14 FC084 Environics
2009 Q2 9.1 35.9 30.0 23.1 - 1.8 2023 Q15 FC092 Environics
2009 Q3 11.3 37.9 25.4 21.7 - 3.7 16.1 Q11 FC093 Environics
Government Satisfaction
Generally speaking, how satisfied are you with the performance of the federal government? Would you say you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
Year Month Very Dissatisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied No Opinion Somewhat Satisfied Very Satisfied Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1980 September 17.6 35.1 3.3 39.1 4.9 1500 r199 DQ3 Decima
1980 December 21.9 36 2.5 35.1 4.5 1500 r199 DQ4 Decima
1981 March 20.5 37.6 2.7 34.3 4.9 1500 r199 DQ5 Decima
1981 June 24 38.9 2.1 31 4 1500 r199 DQ6 Decima
1981 September 32.9 37.3 2.9 23.7 3.3 1500 r199 DQ7 Decima
1981 December 33.6 37.3 1.2 24.9 2.9 1500 r199 DQ8 Decima
1982 March 36.9 38 1.2 21.6 2.3 1500 r199 DQ9 Decima
1982 June 40.3 39 2.1 16.9 1.7 1500 r199 DQ10 Decima
1982 September 31.5 42.1 1.4 22.5 2.5 1500 r199 DQ11 Decima
1982 December 34.5 38.9 1.3 22.7 2.5 1500 r199 DQ12 Decima
1983 March 31.7 38.5 1.2 25.2 3.4 1500 r199 DQ13 Decima
1983 June 24.7 38.5 1.3 32.1 3.3 1500 r199 DQ14 Decima
1983 September 23.7 39.9 1.9 30.8 3.7 1500 r199 DQ15 Decima
1983 December 24.5 36.2 2.9 33.3 3.1 1500 r199 DQ16 Decima
1984 March 21.3 38 2.5 35.7 2.5 1500 r199 DQ17 Decima
1984 June 18.5 35.9 2.2 40.1 3.3 1500 r199 DQ18 Decima
1984 December 9.5 28.8 6.7 50.3 4.7 1500 r199 DQ20 Decima
1985 March 7.4 29.9 3.7 54.9 4 1500 r199 DQ21 Decima
1985 June 15.9 37.1 2.9 40.4 3.6 1500 r199 DQ22 Decima
1985 September 12.1 36.1 1.7 48.1 2 1500 r199 DQ23 Decima
1985 December 18.9 36.3 3.3 38.1 3.4 1500 r199 DQ24 Decima
1986 March 17.1 34.7 2 42.5 3.7 1500 r199 DQ25 Decima
1986 June 17.4 38.2 1.7 40 2.7 1500 r199 DQ26 Decima
1986 September 12.9 41.2 1.7 40.9 3.3 1500 r199 DQ27 Decima
1986 December 18.3 37.5 2.7 37.9 3.5 1500 r199 DQ28 Decima
1987 March 24.1 40.9 1.4 31.9 1.7 1500 r199 DQ29 Decima
1987 June 19.6 36.6 1.7 38.9 3.2 1500 r199 DQ30 Decima
1987 September 18.7 38.5 2.3 38.7 1.9 1500 r199 DQ31 Decima
1987 December 19.3 35.5 2.3 39.8 3.1 1500 r199 DQ32 Decima
1988 March 16.4 37.7 2.1 41.1 2.7 1500 r199 DQ33 Decima
1988 June 16.3 36.5 1.9 41.7 3.5 1500 r199 DQ34 Decima
1988 September 13.5 27.8 1.5 52.7 4.4 1500 r199 DQ35 Decima
1989 June 23.1 36.7 1.9 35.9 2.4 1500 r199 DQ38 Decima
1989 September 23.9 37.1 2.5 33.9 2.5 1500 r199 DQ39 Decima
1989 December 27.7 39.5 1.8 29.4 1.7 1500 r199 DQ40 Decima
1990 March 35.1 37.6 1.9 23.9 1.6 1500 r199 DQ41 Decima
1990 June 35.6 36 2.4 24.7 1.3 1500 r199 DQ42 Decima
1990 September 40.3 35.3 1.6 21 1.8 1500 r199 DQ43 Decima
1990 December 45.1 34.5 1.5 17.8 1.1 1500 r199 DQ44 Decima
1991 March 42.5 34.2 1.7 20.4 1.2 1500 r199 DQ45 Decima
1991 June 45.5 35.3 1.5 16.7 0.9 1500 r199 DQ46 Decima
1991 September 42.4 36.3 1.6 18.1 1.6 1500 r199 DQ47 Decima
1991 December 43.7 36.5 1.5 17 1.2 1500 r199 DQ48 Decima
1992 March 41.6 38 1.7 17.7 1.1 1500 r199 DQ49 Decima
1992 June 35.5 38.5 1.9 22.7 1.3 1500 r199 DQ50 Decima
1992 September 38.5 35.5 1.9 22.9 1.1 1500 r199 DQ51 Decima
1992 December 42.5 37.3 1.7 17.5 1.1 1500 r199 DQ52 Decima
1993 March 41.2 34.9 1.9 20.7 1.3 1500 r199 DQ53 Decima
1993 June 37.4 38.3 1.9 20.9 1.5 1500 r199 DQ54 Decima
1993 September 35.8 37.9 1.9 23.4 1 1500 r199 DQ55 Decima
1993 December 14 24.3 7.4 37.7 3.8 1721 r199 DQ56 Decima
1994 March 16.7 35.2 3.8 41.3 2.9 1518 r199 DQ57 Decima
1994 June 14.4 36.7 2.1 42.7 4.2 1518 r199 DQ58 Decima
1994 September 12.9 36.8 2.2 44.8 3.3 1518 r199 DQ59 Decima
1994 December 11.3 32.3 2.5 49.2 4.7 1518 r199 DQ60 Decima
1995 March 16.6 25.9 6.8 43.3 7.4 1518 r199 DQ61 Decima