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?
2007 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Response %
Crime/Law and Order 1.8 3.8 3.7 3.5
Deficit/Public Debt 1.5 0.7 1.4 0.7
Child care 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2
Economy/Interest Rates 4.5 4.3 5.6 7.7
Education Issues 2.2 1.6 2.1 1.2
Environment/Pollution 21.5 21.3 16.3 16.3
Farming/Fisheries/Forestry 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2
Gas/Fuel Prices 2.0 2.9 0.9 1.7
Healthcare 22.0 19.6 21.6 15.1
Immigration/Refugees/Racial Issues 2.0 1.2 2.3 2.6
Inflation/Cost of Living 1.3 2.5 1.7 2.8
Iraq Situation/Iraq War 0.6 1.0 1.0 0.6
Kyoto Accord/climate change 1.4 1.9 1.0 2.5
Moral Issues 1.2 1.6 1.9 3.2
National Unity/Quebec 1.3 0.9 1.7 1.0
Native/Aboriginal Issues 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.2
Personal Finances 1.5 0.8 0.8 1.8
Poor Government/Leadership 2.9 2.9 3.9 3.4
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness 3.7 3.9 3.8 5.8
Same-Sex Marriage 0.1 - - 0.0
Social Issues/Cutes to Social Programs 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6
Taxes 4.2 2.7 3.1 3.6
Terrorism/Security 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.8
Unemployment 4.2 2.7 5.2 4.4
Afghanistan/Military 1.1 2.6 3.0 2.6
World Conflict/War 0.7 1.5 0.8 1.0
Canada's Place in the World 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.5
Canada/US Relations 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.5
Gomery Commission/Sponsorship Scandal/Corruption 0.2 - - -
Infrastructure/Roads/Transit - 0.4 0.4 0.4
None 0.9 0.7 1.0 1.7
Other 8.5 8.2 5.8 6.7
Don't Know 5.7 6.6 7.3 6.4
Total Sample Size 2030 2021 2047 2032
Question Number q1 q1 q1 q1_f1
Survey EFC071 EFC072 EFC073 EFC074