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?
2004 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Response %
Crime/Law and Order 2.5 2 2 2.1
Deficit/Public Debt 1.5 1.2 2 1.4
Economy/Interest Rates 6.6 5.3 5.6 6.2
Education Issues 2.3 3 3.1 2.1
Environment/Pollution 3.1 3.6 4.3 4.7
Farming/Fisheries/Forestry 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.7
Gas/Fuel Prices 0.4 0.4 1.1 0.4
Healthcare 26 37.6 37.1 29.1
Immigration/Refugees/Racial Issues 0.9 1 0.9 1.2
Inflation/Cost of Living 1.4 0.9 1.4 1.1
Iraq Situation/Iraq War 0.9 0.3 0.8 0.7
Mad Cow Disease/BSE 1.2 0.7 1 0.7
Moral Issues 1.5 1.6 1 1.6
National Unity/Quebec 1.1 1.4 0.6 1.1
Native/Aboriginal Issues 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.1
Personal Finances 1.6 0.7 1.1 0.8
Poor Government/Leadership 12.8 7.1 6.3 5.3
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness 4.3 2.8 2.8 5
Same-Sex Marriage 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.9
Social Issues/Cuts to Social Programs 1.2 0.6 1.8 1.6
Taxes 5.3 5.4 4.4 4.7
Terrorism/Security 1.3 1.1 1 1.1
Unemployment 7 5.8 6.9 5.9
West Nile Virus - 0 0 1.1
World Conflict/War 1.5 0.8 1.3 0.3
Canada's Place in the World 0.3 0.4 0.4 2.5
None 0.9 1.2 0.7 1.2
Other 7.8 8.7 6.6 8.9
Don't Know 5.4 5.2 3.9 5.9
Total Sample Size 2014 2020 2027 2021
Question Number q1 q1 q1 q1
Survey EFC041 EFC042 EFC043 EFC044