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Canadians More Concerned About
Flooding Than 4 Years Ago
a quarter concerned in general
Toronto, August 1st, 2019 – In a
random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1733 Canadian voters, almost three
quarters (TOP2: 72%) say they are not concerned about flooding affecting their
home or business, with 4 in 10 (43%) saying they are not concerned at all.
3 in 10 (BTM2: 28%) Canadians say they are
concerned about flooding affecting their home or business, with 1 in 10 (11%)
saying they are very concerned.
Respondents most likely to say they are not
concerned include those earning $40k-$60k (75%), $80k-$100k (74%), or the
wealthiest ($100k-$250k), the most educated (76%), from Québec (84%), and
voting BQ (96%).
Canadians who are more likely to say they are concerned
about their homes or businesses being affected by flooding include those aged
18 to 34 (33%), earning less than $20k (37%) or $20k-$40k (40%), with secondary
school education or less (36%), from Manitoba/Saskatchewan (38%), and voting
than half say they’re more concerned than they used to be
The majority (BTM2: 55%) of Canadians are more
concerned about flooding than they were four years ago, with 1 in 5 (20%)
saying they are much more concerned.
Almost half (TOP2: 45%) say they are less
concerned about flooding compared to four years ago, with a quarter (25%) who
are much less concerned.
Respondents more likely to say they are more
concerned include those aged 18 to 34 (62%), females (60%), earning $80k-$100k
(67%), who completed college or university (60%), from Atlantic Canada (62%) or
Ontario (62%), and voting Green (71%).
Respondents who are more likely to say they are less
concerned include those aged 35 to 44 (46%), 45 to 54 (49%), or 65 and over
(48%), males (49%), earning less than $20k (50%) or $40k-$60k (47%), with
secondary school education or less (50%) or some college or university (47%),
from Alberta (62%), and voting Conservative (61%).
“High profile flooding incidents have been
reported across the country this year,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of
Forum Research. “So perhaps its no surprise that the majority of Canadians are
saying they’re more concerned about flooding than they used to be. And amongst
those who are concerned about flooding in general? The least wealthy and the
least educated, possibly because they are least able to bear flooding’s