Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Federal Government Spending: Energy Development
Do you think that Canada is spending too much, just the right amount or should be spending more on each of the following: energy development.
Year Month Too Much Just Right Should Spend More DK/NA Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1984 April 20.6 41.9 24.3 13.3 2003 q9n3 EFC843 Environics
1985 April 21.1 45.8 20.4 12.7 2044 q9n3 EFC853 Environics
1987 May 7.1 47.3 34.4 11.3 2019 q44c EFC872 Environics
1988 May 8.6 47.5 33.2 10.7 2053 q67c EFC883 Environics
1989 December 10.5 45.5 34.4 9.6 2006 q45c EFC894 Environics
1990 October 8.7 42.7 40 8.7 2019 q16c EFC904 Environics
1991 October 9.7 46.8 29.7 13.8 2003 q33c EFC914 Environics
1992 November 10.2 52.7 25.4 11.8 2022 q59c EFC924 Environics
1993 December 11.2 58.3 21.2 9.2 2002 q28c EFC934 Environics
1994 December 12.1 50.5 24.6 12.9 1996 q16c EFC944 Environics
1995 December 11.1 51.5 23.1 14.3 2005 q52c EFC954 Environics
1996 Q4 11 50.3 21.2 17.5 2000 q9c EFC964 Environics
1997 December 10 48.9 25.8 15.3 2022 q16c EFC974 Environics
1998 October 8.8 51.2 27.9 12 2002 q40c EFC983 Environics
1999 September 8.5 49.7 28.7 13.1 2061 q17c EFC993 Environics
2000* September 9.2 27.4 63.5 - 1297 q5c EFC003 Environics
2001* September 6.2 29.9 63.8 - 1172 q7c EFC013 Environics
2003 Q3 12.8 37.7 46.8 2.7 1199 q10c EFC033 Environics
2004 Q3 10.5 32.2 56.1 1.2 1132 q21c EFC043 Environics
2005 Q3 7.9 31.8 58.3 2.0 1129 q17c EFC053 Environics
2006 Q3 7.7 28.7 62.3 1.3 1144 q31c EFC063 Environics
2007 Q3 10.8 31.6 54.8 2.8 1207 q38c EFC073 Environics
2008 Q3 8.5 33.0 56.0 2.5 728 q27c EFC083 Environics
2010 Q3 13.0 38.6 45.1 3.4 708 q35c EFC2010 Environics
* In 2000 and 2001, "alternative and renewable fuel sources" replaces "energy development"
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?"