Only 21% approve - The Forum Poll™ Almost 50% Disapprove of No Police Float in Pride Parade

Almost 50% Disapprove of No Police Float in Pride Parade

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Almost 50% Disapprove of No Police Float in Pride Parade

Only 21% approve

Toronto, March 16th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 966 Toronto voters, just under half (48%) say they disapprove of the fact the Toronto Police won’t have a float in this year’s Pride parade. 2-in-10 (21%) approve of the lack of police float; (27%) have no opinion, and (4%) don’t know.

Those most likely to disapprove include respondents aged 35 and over (35-44: 51%), (45-54: 50%), (55-64: 50%), (65+: 49%), earning $60,000 or more ($60,000-$80,000: 57%), ($80,000-$100,000: 59%), ($100,000-$250,000: 58%), with a college or university degree (53%), and supporting the PC (55%) or Liberal (52%) parties.

Those most likely to approve include those aged 34 or less (26%), the least wealthy (30%) or earning $20,000-$40,000 (27%), and living in the former City of Toronto (27%).

 

“That the Toronto police won’t have a float in this year’s pride parade is unpopular; in fact, almost fifty-percent of everyone over the age of 34 disapproves. That’s a really broad spectrum of Toronto residents who would prefer the police have a presence in this year’s parade,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at lbozinoff@forumresearch.com or at (416) 960-9603.