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?
1995 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Response %
Abortion - - - 0.1
AIDS 0 0 0 0
Budget Repercussions 1.1 0.6 0.4 1.3
Cost of Living/Inflation 0.9 1 0.6 1
Cost of Housing 0 0 1 0
Crime/Law and Order 2.6 3.3 3.5 1.9
Deficit/Public Debt 16.6 10.7 8.5 8.9
Drug Abuse 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.3
Economy/Money/Interest 14.7 17.1 11.9 17.1
Free Trade 0.2 0 0 0
French/English Problems 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.9
Goods & Services Tax 0.1 0 0 0.2
Govt. Spending/Waste 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.8
Government Scandals 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
Immigration/Racial Issues (not Fr./Eng.) 1.6 0 0.9 1
Meech Lake Accord/Constitution 0.3 1.3 0.6 0
Moral Issues 1 1 1.2 1
National Unity 1.7 1.1 1.6 4.5
Other Health/Medical 2.4 2.5 4.1 2.9
Personal Finances 0.3 0.7 0.2 1.1
Pollution/Environment 1.6 2 1.7 1.5
Poverty/Hunger/Homeless 1 1.3 1.5 1.5
Poor Govt/Leadership 4.4 4.3 3.8 4.9
Recession 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3
Social Issues 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.6
Taxes(not incl.GST) 4.7 3.7 3.4 3.2
Unemployment 32.8 36.7 36.3 35.8
World Conflict/War 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2
Quebec Separating 2.3 3.1 9.8 3.6
Education Issues 0.9 1 0.7 0.6
Other 2.5 1.9 1.7 1.4
Don't Know 0.8 1.6 1.3 0.8
Total Sample Size 2003 2037 2022 2005
Question Number q1 q1 q1 q1
Survey EFC951 EFC952 EFC953 EFC954