Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Federal Government Spending: Services for the Elderly
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: social services for the elderly.
Year Month Too Much Just Right Should Spend More DK/NA Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1987 May 2.1 34.5 60.2 3.2 2019 q44h EFC872 Environics
1988 May 2.5 37 57.2 3.3 1053 q67h EFC883 Environics
1989 December 2.1 31.6 63.1 3.2 2006 q45h EFC894 Environics
1990 October 2.6 38.1 56.3 3 2019 q16h EFC904 Environics
1991 October 3 41.4 51.2 4.4 2003 q33h EFC914 Environics
1992 November 3.4 42 50.6 4 2022 q59h EFC924 Environics
1993 December 4.8 47.7 43.9 3.6 2002 q28h EFC934 Environics
1994 December 4.7 43.4 48 3.9 1996 q16h EFC944 Environics
1995 December 5.2 42.6 47.8 4.3 2005 q52h EFC954 Environics
1996 Q4 3.6 37.9 53.6 4.9 2000 q9h EFC964 Environics
1997 December 2.5 35.6 56.8 5 2022 q16h EFC974 Environics
1998 October 2.6 33.7 58.2 5.5 2002 q40h EFC983 Environics
1999 September 2.7 33.4 60.2 3.8 2061 q17h EFC993 Environics
2000 September 3.5 32.1 64.4 - 1370 q5h EFC003 Environics
2001 September 2.7 34.2 63.1 - 1272 q7h EFC013 Environics
2003 Q3 3.8 31.4 63.7 1 1199 q10g EFC033 Environics
2004 Q3 2.9 30.9 65.6 0.6 1138 q21g EFC043 Environics
2005 Q3 2.5 30.6 66.1 0.9 1165 q17g EFC053 Environics
2006 Q3 3.4 26.7 69.1 0.8 1171 q31g EFC063 Environics
2007 Q3 3.5 25.7 70.0 0.8 1206 q38g EFC073 Environics
2008 Q3 1.8 27.9 69.8 0.4 703 q27g EFC083 Environics
2010 - 3.4 25.4 70.5 0.8 654 q35g 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?"