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?
2005 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Response %
Crime/Law and Order 2.9 1.7 1.7 3.7
Deficit/Public Debt 1.6 1.8 1.3 1.4
Economy/Interest Rates 5.8 4.7 6.4 4.7
Education Issues 3.4 1.7 2.4 1.4
Environment/Pollution 6.2 6.2 5.4 6.4
Farming/Fisheries/Forestry 1.3 0.4 0.5 0.9
Gas/Fuel Prices 1.4 2.2 10.6 1.1
Healthcare 25.3 26.2 21.9 27.7
Immigration/Refugees/Racial Issues 1 0.7 1.1 1
Inflation/Cost of Living 1.1 1.6 2.3 1
Iraq Situation/Iraq War 0.4 0 0.2 0.1
Mad Cow Disease/BSE 1.1 0.2 0.1 0
Moral Issues 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.3
National Unity/Quebec 0.9 2.2 1.5 2.3
Native/Aboriginal Issues 0 0.1 0.1 0.2
Personal Finances 0.4 0.3 0.8 1
Poor Government/Leadership 9.4 11.1 7.8 7.6
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness 3.7 3.1 4.2 4.3
Same-Sex Marriage 2 3.2 0.3 0.6
Social Issues/Cutes to Social Programs 0.7 1.2 1 1.4
Taxes 5.3 4.4 5.1 4.5
Terrorism/Security 1.2 0.4 0.5 0.3
Unemployment 5.9 6.2 4.9 4.1
West Nile Virus - - 0 0
World Conflict/War 0.6 0.2 0.7 0.4
Canada's Place in the World 0.6 0.1 0.5 0.4
Canada/US Relations 2.1 0.7 1.3 1.4
Gomery Commission/Sponsorship Scandal/Corruption - 3.1 1.6 1.5
None 1.4 1.2 0.5 0.4
Other 7.4 8.4 7.6 12.9
Don't Know 5.2 5.2 6.4 5.9
Total Sample Size 2022 2022 2024 2044
Question Number q1 q1 q1 q1
Survey EFC051 EFC052 EFC053 EFC054