Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Federal Government Spending: Child Poverty
Keeping in mind that increasing services could increase taxes, do you think the federal government is spending too much, just the right amount, or should be spending more on each of the following: reducing child poverty.
Year Month Too Much Just Right Should Spend More DK/NA Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1998 October 2.7 20.6 69.7 7 2002 q40u EFC983 Environics
1999 September 2.3 22.6 69.5 5.6 2061 q17u EFC993 Environics
2000 September 4 17.6 78.4 - 1350 q5t EFC003 Environics
2001 September 3.4 19.3 77.3 - 1283 q7u EFC013 Environics
2003 Q3 3.7 18.4 76.3 1.6 1209 q10s EFC033 Environics
2004 Q3 2.9 18.4 78 0.8 1157 q21s EFC043 Environics
2005 Q3 2.6 16.9 79.5 1.0 1178 q17s EFC053 Environics
2006 Q3 2.6 13.4 82.5 1.5 1138 q31s EFC063 Environics
2007 Q3 3.3 17.3 77.8 1.6 1158 q38s EFC073 Environics
2008 Q3 3.1 14.4 81.6 0.8 703 q27s EFC083 Environics
2010 Q3 4.1 17.1 77.5 1.4 662 q35s EFC2010 Environics
Starting with EFC033, the wording of the question was changed to "Keeping in mind that increasing services could increase taxes, do you think the federal government should spend more, less or the same on each of the following?"