Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Canadian Foreign Policy
Canadian Armed Forces
Generally speaking, would you say that you have a very favourable, somewhat favourable, not very favourable or not at all favourable opinion of the Canadian Forces?
Year Month Very Favourable Somewhat Favourable Not Very Favourable Not At All Favourable DK/NA Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1984 Q4 21.7 48.8 17.2 7 5.4 2018 q78 EFC844 Environics
1996 Q3 19.1 38.8 24.5 10.8 6.9 2015 q76 EFC963 Environics
1998 Q1 28.1 47.6 14 4.7 5.7 2013 q46 EFC981 Environics
2000 Q2 23.4 53.1 16.9 3.4 3.1 2038 q49 EFC002 Environics
2004 Q2 26.8 43.5 18.3 7.1 4.3 2020 q42 EFC042 Environics
2006 Q2 38.4 43.1 12.5 3.3 2.7 2036 q58 EFC062 Environics
2008 Q2 38.0 40.8 11.4 5.3 4.5 2025 q55 EFC082 Environics
From what you think or know, so you feel Canada should have Armed forces that are: much larger than now, somewhat larger than now, about the same as now, somewhat smaller than now, or much smaller than now?

Year Month Much Larger Than Now Somewhat Larger Than Now About The Same
As Now
Somewhat Smaller
Than Now
Much
Smaller
Than Now
DK/NA Valid N Variable Survey Firm
1984 Q4 26.9 32.2 31 2 2.1 5.8 2018 q79 EFC844 Environics
1989 Q3 16.1 20.9 46.2 6.2 4.5 6 2002 q93 EFC893 Environics
1991 Q3 16.2 24.9 44.3 7.5 3.3 3.8 2012 q86 EFC913 Environics
1996 Q3 8.8 15.6 47.5 12.9 7.1 8 2015 q77 EFC963 Environics
2000 Q2 12.7 30.9 46.9 4.9 2.3 2.4 2038 q50 EFC002 Environics
2004 Q2 25.1 31.6 37.8 2.3 1 2.1 2020 q43 EFC042 Environics
Some people say that Canadian Forces should adopt a traditional peacekeeping role, which means trying to keep the two conflicting sides apart. Others say that Canadian Forces should adopt a peackmaking role, which might involve fighting alongside other UN troops to force peace in a disputed area. Which view is closer to your own?

Year Month Traditional Peacekeeping Role Peacemaking Role Depends Both Equally Important /Relevant DK/NA Valid N Variable Survey Firm
2000 Q2 65.8 30.6 - - 3.6 2038 q38 EFC002 Environics
2004 Q2 58.8 36.3 0.9 2.1 1.8 2020 q45 EFC042 Environics
2006 Q2 51.4 42.9 1 2.2 2.6 2036 q60 EFC062 Environics
2008 Q2 54.8 38.2 1.1 2.5 3.4 2025 q56 EFC082 Environics
In your opinion, is the Canadian Forces mainly a military force trained to defend Canada against attack, mainly a peace-keeping force under the United Nations, mainly a force trained to patrol the boundaries and coast lines of Canada, mainly a force trained to provide community assistance such as search and rescue, mainly another type of vocational training institution, mainly another type of organization which provides the opportunity for a university education?

Year Month Military Force Peace-Keeping Force Border Patrol Force Community Assistance Vocational Training Institution Opportunity for University Education Other DK/NA Valid N Variable Survey
1979 Q2 24.6 37.2 9 - 19.2 - 4.3 5.8 1966 q28 EFC792
1980 Q3 26.8 37.7 12.4 - 10.4 4.7 1.6 6.5 2156 q42 EFC803
1982 Q2 29.2 39.8 15.1 - 8.3 2.9 0.9 3.9 1998 q168 EFC822
1982 Q5 30.8 26.6 11.5 11.6 10.7 3.3 0.9 4.6 2008 q93