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?
2006 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Response %
Crime/Law and Order 2.4 3.3 3.4 2.7
Deficit/Public Debt 2.1 1.6 1.3 1.5
Child care - - 0.3 0.6
Economy/Interest Rates 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.1
Education Issues 2.3 1.8 2.6 1.3
Environment/Pollution 7.2 9.1 7.7 15.2
Farming/Fisheries/Forestry 1 0.4 0.3 0.2
Gas/Fuel Prices 1.8 2.4 1.3 0.7
Healthcare 28.4 19.4 21 16.7
Immigration/Refugees/Racial Issues 0.6 2.1 1.7 2
Inflation/Cost of Living 2.4 2.2 2.3 1.1
Iraq Situation/Iraq War 0.8 1 1.6 1.3
Kyoto Accord/climate change - 0.4 1.4 2.1
Moral Issues 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3
National Unity/Quebec 1.2 0.9 1.1 1.8
Native/Aboriginal Issues 0 0.4 0.1 0.5
Personal Finances 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.6
Poor Government/Leadership 3.9 3.7 4 4.6
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness 3.3 3.3 4 5.6
Same-Sex Marriage 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3
Social Issues/Cutes to Social Programs 1.3 0.7 1.2 1.1
Taxes 5.1 4.7 2.7 3
Terrorism/Security 0.6 6.9 1.8 0.7
Unemployment 5.6 4.9 4.8 4.6
Afghanistan/Military - 1.8 6.5 3.3
World Conflict/War 1.9 1.2 2.7 1.8
Canada's Place in the World 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4
Canada/US Relations 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.5
Gomery Commission/Sponsorship Scandal/Corruption 0.7 0.2 0.2 0
None 0.6 1.1 1.5 3.2
Other 10.1 11.4 9.4 10
Don't Know 8 6.1 5.9 6.2
Total Sample Size 2035 2036 2021 2045
Question Number q1 q1 q1 q2
Survey EFC061 EFC062 EFC063 EFC064