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?
2009 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Response %
Crime/Law and Order 1.3 1.4 1.2 0.8
Deficit/Public Debt 0.7 1.5 1.7 1.2
Child care 0.2 0.4 0.3 -
Economy/Interest Rates 45.6 39.8 30.8 27.6
Education Issues 1.2 1.0 1.0 0.5
Environment/Pollution 5.2 5.1 4.8 8.0
Farming/Fisheries/Forestry 0.0 0.0 0.3 -
Gas/Fuel Prices 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.2
Healthcare 9.1 9.2 14.2 8.9
Immigration/Refugees/Racial Issues 0.6 1.0 0.9 0.5
Inflation/Cost of Living 0.7 0.9 1.2 0.9
Iraq Situation/Iraq War 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.6
Kyoto Accord/climate change 0.2 0.4 0.9 1.2
Moral Issues 1.4 1.3 0.9 0.5
National Unity/Quebec 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.3
Native/Aboriginal Issues 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
Personal Finances 1.7 1.6 2.1 1.4
Poor Government/Leadership 2.6 4.0 4.3 2.2
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness 1.3 1.9 2.7 2.7
Same-Sex Marriage - 0.0 - -
Social Issues/Cutes to Social Programs 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.6
Taxes 1.0 1.5 1.3 3.0
Terrorism/Security 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Unemployment 13.9 13.0 12.5 13.2
Afghanistan/Military 0.8 0.4 0.8 1.2
World Conflict/War 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.1
Canada's Place in the World 0.4 0.2 0.4 -
Canada/US Relations 0.2 0.2 0.2 -
Infrastructure/Roads/Transit 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.1
Government Crisis/Harper vs. Coalition 0.3 0.7 0.2 0.3
None 0.9 1.3 1.2 0.3
Other 4.8 4.2 6.8 13.9
Don't Know 4.0 5.2 7.1 9.3
Total Sample Size 2020 2023 1601 1209
Question Number q1 Q1_f1 Q1_f1 Q1_f1
Survey EFC091 EFC092 EFC093 EFC094