Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Federal Government Spending: Welfare
Do you think that Canada is spending too much, just the right amount or should be spending more on each of the following: welfare.
Year Month Too Much Just Right Should Spend More DK/NA Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1984 April 38.7 35.2 17.3 8.7 2003 q9n1 EFC843 Environics
1985 April 39 32.4 19.3 9.2 2044 q9n1 EFC853 Environics
1987 May 34.7 36.7 23.1 5.5 2019 q44a EFC872 Environics
1988 May 31 39.7 22.7 6.5 2053 q67a EFC883 Environics
1989 December 33.4 37.2 25.1 4.3 2006 q45a EFC894 Environics
1990 October 31.2 41.1 22.1 5.6 2019 q16a EFC904 Environics
1991 October 38.8 34.5 20.5 6.2 2003 q33a EFC914 Environics
1992 November 42.4 35.1 18.9 3.6 2022 q59a EFC924 Environics
1993 December 44.7 34.9 15.8 4.6 2002 q28a EFC934 Environics
1994 December 42.8 34.3 18.5 4.4 1996 q16a EFC944 Environics
1995 December 39.4 37.8 18.5 4.4 2005 q52a EFC954 Environics
1996 Q4 34.2 38.4 21.6 5.7 2000 q9a EFC964 Environics
1997 December 34.1 35.9 24.8 5.1 2022 q16a EFC974 Environics
1998 October 30.2 39.5 25 5.3 2002 q40a EFC983 Environics
1999 September 29.7 39.2 25.9 5.3 2061 q17a EFC993 Environics
2000 September 34.4 41.6 24 - 1375 q5a EFC003 Environics
2001 September 29 43.1 27.9 - 1277 q7a EFC013 Environics
2003 Q3 29.4 40.9 28.2 1.6 1197 q10a EFC033 Environics
Series Terminated

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?"