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?
2001 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Response %
Crime/Law and Order 2.4 3.6 1.5 2
Deficit/Public Debt 1.4 1.6 1.4 2.2
Economy/Interest Rates 14.9 7.3 18.3 18
Education Issues 3.5 2.6 1.9 2.4
Environment/Pollution 4.5 5.7 1.6 1.6
Farming/Fisheries/Forestry 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.6
Gas/Fuel Prices 1.3 1 0.1 0.2
Healthcare 19.2 25.4 10.4 20
Immigration/Refugees/Racial Issues 0.6 1.7 3 1.9
Inflation/Cost of Living 2 1.7 1.2 0.9
Moral Issues 2.3 1.8 1.9 1.5
National Unity/Quebec 4.4 3.2 1.1 1.6
Native/Aboriginal Issues 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2
Personal Finances 1.2 1.8 0.9 1.6
Poor Government/Leadership 6.9 6.5 4.4 5.9
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness 5 5.5 2.8 5.8
Social Issues/Cuts to Social Programs 2.3 2.1 1.8 3
Taxes 7.1 7.8 3.1 4.1
Terrorism/Security - - 19.7 12.4
Unemployment 10.8 11.6 8.7 3.4
World Conflict/War 0.3 0.1 8 -
None - 1.1 1.2 1.2
Other 1.2 3.7 2.7 5.9
Don't Know 3.1 4.6 3.5 3.6
Total Sample Size 2035 2049 2031 2000
Question Number q1 q1 q1 q1
Survey EFC011 EFC012 EFC013 EFC014