Canadian Public Opinion Trends
Source Canadian Opinion Research Archive
http:///www.queensu.ca/cora/trends
Most Important Problem
In your opinion, what is the most important problem facing Canadians today?
1988 Q3 Q4
Response %
Free Trade 27.7 13
Pollution 1.1 17.6
Unemployment 6 22.6
Inflation/Cost of Living 2 4.1
Economy/Interest 10.7 6.7
Deficit/Public Debt 6.3 1.5
Taxes 7.2 1.8
Personal Finances 8.4 1.1
Moral Problems 0.9 1.5
Housing/Apartment Shortage 2.7 1.5
Cost of Housing 8.9 1
Government Spending 0.4 5.1
Crime/Law & Order 2 0.6
World Conflict/War 0.9 0.5
Government Scandals 2.2 0.1
Immigration/Racial Issues 1.9 1
English/French Problems 1.9 0.9
AIDS - 1.5
Other Health/Medical - 2.8
Other 3.5 12
Don't Know 5.2 3
Total Sample Size 2053 2022
Question Number q1 q1
Survey EFC883 EFC884