Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Federal Government Spending: Assistance to Poorer Regions
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: programs to help the economy in poorer regions.
Year Month Too Much Just Right Should Spend More DK/NA Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1987 May 6.4 27.5 57.2 8.9 2019 q44j EFC872 Environics
1988 May 5.4 28.5 58.4 7.7 2053 q67j EFC883 Environics
1989 December 9.1 29.4 55.5 6.1 2006 q45j EFC894 Environics
1990 October 6.1 26.6 60.9 6.4 2019 q16j EFC904 Environics
1991 October 8.7 31 53.1 7.2 2003 q33j EFC914 Environics
1992 November 7.2 29.3 57.1 6.3 2022 q59j EFC924 Environics
1993 December 10 32 50.3 7.7 2002 q28j EFC934 Environics
1994 December 12 32.9 48 7 1996 q16j EFC944 Environics
1995 December 12.3 34.6 45 8.1 2005 q52j EFC954 Environics
1996 Q4 8.4 32.9 49 9.6 2000 q9j EFC964 Environics
1997 December 9.3 31.8 51.4 7.5 2022 q16j EFC974 Environics
1998 October 7.9 32.7 51.3 8.1 2002 q40j EFC983 Environics
1999 September 6.6 33.3 52.7 7.3 2061 q17j EFC993 Environics
2000 September 3.5 17.9 78.7 - 1389 q5j EFC003 Environics
2001 September 7.2 28.6 64.2 - 1221 q7j EFC013 Environics
2003 Q3 8.8 29.8 59.9 1.4 1156 q10i EFC033 Environics
2004 Q3 6.2 27 66.1 0.8 1138 q21i EFC043 Environics
2005 Q3 6.4 27.4 65.3 0.9 1209 q17i EFC053 Environics
2006 Q3 6 26 67.2 0.9 1159 q31i EFC063 Environics
2007 Q3 7.8 30.2 60.0 2.0 1206 q38i EFC073 Environics
2008 Q3 4.9 28.9 64.3 1.8 709 q27i EFC083 Environics
2010 Q3 7.5 30.8 58.9 2.8 666 q35i 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?"