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The Environment Still a Key Issue for Quebecers
Quebecers Divided on Whether
Canada Better or Worse than Four Years Ago
Toronto, September 4th , 2019 – In a
random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1219 Quebecers, half (53%) say that they
think Canada is doing better than four years ago, with one sixth (15%) saying
that it’s doing much better.
Half (47%) also say that it’s doing worse, with
one fifth (22%) saying it’s doing much worse.
The Environment is the Key Issue
for Quebecers in the Upcoming Federal Election
Quebecers identify the environment as the
leading issue, with a third (32%) saying the environment is the most important
issue to them in the upcoming federal election.
For a quarter (22%) of Quebecers, the economy is
the most important issue, followed by healthcare, with 1 in 6 (16%) saying it
is a concern.
Education is the most important issue for 1 in
10 (9%), while a similar proportion say it’s immigration (7%).
1 in 20 (6%) say it’s taxes.
Few say it’s housing (2%), public safety (2%), or something else (4%).
Respondents most likely to identify the
environment as the leading issue include those aged 34 and younger (48%),
females (37%), QS voters (62%), Federal Green voters (73%), and earning $20-40k
(33%) or the most wealthy (34%).
Quebecers say Education and Healthcare
are the Second Most Important Issue to Them
Healthcare (18%) and Education
(18%) are the top issues identified as second most important, followed closely
by the economy (14%), the environment (13%), and no second issue (14%).
1 in 10 (9%) say it’s taxes or
Few (4%) say it’s public safety,
housing (3%), or something else (1%).
“The environment remains the top issue for
Quebecers by far,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “The
economy, predictably, is one of the leading issues as well. Québec voters may
determine the future government, so each party is likely to ensure they’re
speaking to the issues that matter to them the most.”