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?
1999 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Response %
Abortion - 0 - -
AIDS 0.1 0.1 - -
Budget Repercussions 0.4 0.4 - -
Cost of Living/Inflation 1.5 1.3 3.6 1.5
Cost of Housing 0.1 0 - -
Crime/Law & Order 3.8 4.1 5.4 3.4
Deficit/Public Debt 2.3 2.2 2.5 3
Drug Abuse 0.3 0.8 - -
Economy/Money/Interest 7.8 6.4 7.7 7.9
Farming/Fisheries/Forestry - - - 1
Free Trade 0 - - -
French/English Problems 0.7 0.8 - -
Goods & Service Tax 0 0 - -
Government Spending/Waste 1.1 0.5 - -
Housing/Apartment Shortage 0 - -
Immigration/Racial Issues (not French/English problems) 1.8 1.9 2.8 1.9
Low Birth Rate 0 0.1 - -
Moral Issues 1.7 1.5 1.9 2.9
National Unity 1.4 1.2 3.1 4.7
Other Health/Medical (not including AIDS abortion) 11.2 15.7 14.4 15.4
Personal Finances 3.8 3 2.6 2.3
Pollution/Environment 2.3 4 2.3 3.3
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness 4.4 4.3 4.3 7.5
Poor Government/Leadership 3.7 3.7 4.9 4.2
Social Issues (other) 0.1 5.6 - 1.4
(Missing) 3 - - -
Taxes (not including goods & services tax) 9.9 8.6 11.2 11.6
Unemployment 27.1 24.6 18.5 15.4
World Conflict/War 2 0.4 0.7 0.2
Quebec Separating 1.1 1 - -
Education Issues 2 2 3.1 2
None - - 1.1 1.1
Other 4.1 4.2 7.1 4
Don't Know 2.1 1.4 2.9 -
Total Sample Size 2049 2018 2061 2049
Question Number q1 q1 q1 q1
Survey EFC991 EFC992 EFC993 EFC994