Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Federal Government Spending: National Defence
Do you think that Canada is spending too much, just the right amount or should be spending more on each of the following: national defence.
Year Month Too Much Just Right Should Spend More DK/NA Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1984 April 25 31.9 33.3 9.8 2003 q9n4 EFC843 Environics
1985 April 21.2 34.2 36.5 8.1 2044 q111 EFC853 Environics
1987 May 20 39.6 31.5 9 2019 q44e EFC872 Environics
1988 May 28.3 38.6 24.4 8.8 2053 q67e EFC883 Environics
1989 December 32.1 39.7 22.5 5.7 2006 q45e EFC894 Environics
1990 October 27.7 43.6 22 6.6 2019 q16e EFC904 Environics
1991 October 33.4 40 18.1 8.5 2003 q33e EFC914 Environics
1992 November 32.7 45.4 14.5 7.5 2022 q59e EFC924 Environics
1993 December 39.4 42.6 11.9 6.1 2002 q28e EFC934 Environics
1994 December 34.2 43.3 15 7.4 1996 q16e EFC944 Environics
1995 December 32.3 44.8 15.9 7 2005 q52e EFC954 Environics
1996 Q4 32.6 42 14.4 11.2 2000 q9e EFC964 Environics
1997 December 32.9 41.8 17.1 8.2 2022 q16e EFC974 Environics
1998 October 29.4 40.4 21.6 8.6 2002 q40e EFC983 Environics
1999 September 20.7 44 28.4 6.9 2061 q17e EFC993 Environics
2000 September 22.2 44.5 33.3 - 1370 q5e EFC003 Environics
2001 September 10.1 30.8 59.1 - 1216 q7e EFC013 Environics
2003 Q3 21.8 30.4 46.7 1.2 1199 q10d EFC033 Environics
2004 Q3 16.3 28.6 54.5 0.7 1193 q21d EFC043 Environics
2005 Q3 15.5 32.5 51.1 1 1155 q17d EFC053 Environics
2006 Q3 18.4 35.8 45 0.8 1158 q31d EFC063 Environics
2007 Q3 19.1 40.0 39.3 1.6 1220 q38d EFC073 Environics
2008 Q3 13.7 51.8 31.7 2.8 685 q27a EFC083 Environics
2010 - 24.3 45.7 27.0 3.0 667 q35d 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?"