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?
1993 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Response %
Abortion 0 0.1 0 -
AIDS 0.1 0.1 0 -
Budget Repercussions 0.3 0.3 0 0.1
Cost of Living/Inflation 1.6 1 0.6 1
Cost of Housing - 0 0 0.1
Crime/Law and Order 2.1 1.6 1.2 1.2
Deficit/Public Debt 7.1 8.8 7.1 12.4
Drug Abuse 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.1
Economy/Money/Interest 25.2 22.9 16.5 15.7
Free Trade 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.6
French/English Problems 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.2
Goods & Services Tax 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3
Govt. Spending/Waste 0.6 0.8 0.4 1.2
Government Scandals 0.1 - - 0
Housing/Apartment Shortage 0 - 0 -
Immigration/Racial issues (not Fr./Eng.) 1 0.9 0.8 1.2
Meech Lake Accord/Constitution 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2
Moral issues 0.4 1.2 1.4 1.3
National Unity 1.1 1.4 0.3 0.7
Other Health/Medical 0.6 0.7 0.7 1.1
Personal Finances 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.8
Pollution/Environment 3 3.2 2.9 1.9
Poverty/Hunger/Homeless 1 1.3 0.5 0.9
Poor Govt/Leadership 6.7 6.7 5.2 3.8
Recession 2.8 1.2 1.2 1.2
Social Issues 1.9 3.1 1.7 1.9
Taxes(not incl.GST) 2.5 4.9 3.5 4.3
Unemployment 35.1 35.1 49.3 44
World Conflict/War 0.2 0.2 0 0
Quebec Separating 0.2 0.1 0 0.1
Education Issues - - - 0.8
Other 2.5 0.8 2.7 1.4
Don't Know 0.9 0.9 1 0.9
Total Sample Size 2042 2002 2001 2002
Question Number q1 q1 q1 q1
Survey EFC931 EFC932 EFC933 EFC934