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?
2000 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Response %
Crime/Law and Order 2.5 3 3.5 3.6
Deficit/Public Debt 3 1.7 4.4 2.2
Economy/Interest Rates 6.5 7.5 8 7.9
Education Issues 3 2.7 4.9 2.5
Environment/Pollution 3.7 4.8 3 3.5
Farming/Fisheries/Forestry 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.5
Gas/Fuel Prices - - 3.4 2.1
Healthcare 24.2 20.6 20.6 25.4
Immigration/Refugees/Racial Issues 1 1.2 0.9 0.6
Inflation/Cost of Living 1.6 2.8 1.9 2.2
Moral Issues 3 3.9 2.7 2
National Unity/Quebec 2.8 4.1 3.7 2.3
Native/Aboriginal Issues - - 0.7 0.5
Personal Finances 2.1 1.7 1 1.8
Poor Government/Leadership 4.9 6.3 4.2 6
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness 4.7 6.5 4.4 6
Social Issues/Cuts to Social Programs/Social Safety Net 1.8 1.9 2.9 2.6
Taxes 11.9 10.1 11.5 7.3
Unemployment 11.4 12 10.6 10.9
World Conflict/War 0 0.4 0.4 0
None 5.7 2.6 1.1 4.3
Other 1.2 1 1.7 1.8
Don't Know 4.2 4.9 4.3 4.2
Total Sample Size 2020 2038 2088 2114
Question Number q1 q1 q1 q1
Survey EFC001 EFC002 EFC003 EFC004