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?
1991 Q1 Q2 Q3
Response %
Abortion - 0.2 0.1
Aids 0.1 0 0.4
Budget Repercussions 0 0.1 0.1
Cost of Living/Inflation 3 3.2 3.4
Cost of Housing 0.1 0.2 0.2
Crime/Law and Order 0 0.4 0.7
Deficit/Public Debt 2.9 3.7 2.7
Drug Abuse 0.2 0.6 0.7
Economy/Money/Interest 16 17.6 14.4
Free Trade 0.3 0.5 0.9
French/English Problem 1.3 1.5 1.1
Goods & Services Tax 2.8 2.2 3.4
Govt. Spending/Waste 0.9 1.1 0.7
Government Scandals 0 0.1 0.3
Housing/Apt. Shortage 0.2 0.2 0
Immigration/Racial Issues (not Fr./Eng.) 0.9 1 1
Low Birth Rate 0 0.1 -
Meech Lake Accord/Constitution 0.7 1.1 0.6
Moral Issues 0.5 1 1.2
National unity 4.9 5.6 8.9
Other Health/Medical 0.4 0.9 0.4
Personal Finances 1.5 1.8 0.9
Pollution/Environment 6.2 7.1 8.8
Poverty/Hunger/Homeless 0.9 1 1.4
Poor Govt./Leadership 6.8 7.1 8.9
Recession 4.1 4.2 2.1
Social Issues 1.4 2.1 2
Taxes(not incl.GST) 4.1 6.4 8.5
Unemployment 14.5 21.2 18.7
World Conflict/War 21.3 0.5 0.4
Quebec Separation - 4.1 3.7
Other 2.1 2.2 1.3
Don't Know 1.8 0.6 1.6
Total Sample Size 2220 2021 2012
Question Number q1 q1 q1
Survey EFC911 EFC912 EFC913