expect Ebola outbreak in Canada
Most agree with restrictions on travelers
20th, 2014 In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum
Poll™ among 1500 Canadians 18 years of age and older, one quarter think an
Ebola outbreak is likely in Canada, but just one twentieth say it's "very
likely" (6%). Two thirds think it unlikely (69%), with half agreeing that
it is not very likely (48%) as opposed to not at all likely (22%). Those who
think an Ebola outbreak is likely are apt to be the oldest (30%), the least wealthy
(32%), in Alberta (30%) and among the least educated (34%).
6-in-10 think Canada is well prepared for Ebola outbreak
to two thirds think Canada is prepared for an outbreak of Ebola (61%), and
3-in-10 do not (30%). One tenth don't have an opinion (9%).
Three quarters agree with quarantining West Africa arrivals
quarters of Canadians agree with quarantining those who arrive from West Africa
(77%), and fully one half agree strongly (48%). Fewer than a fifth disagree
(19%) and few have no opinion (4%).
Two thirds approve of government visa restrictions on West
thirds of Canadians agree with the government's decision to restrict visas for
travelers from West Africa (66%), and most of these "agree strongly"
"Ebola is like ISIS. It's an
unwelcome visitor that wasn't invited to the Canadian experience, yet has shown
up anyway. Canadians are eager to do anything in their power to make sure this
interloper stays where it originated, in West Africa," said Forum
Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum
Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (416)