Two thirds concerned refugees will burden health,
Not seen to have positive effect on
December 8th, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by
the Forum Poll™ among 1369 Canadian voters, two thirds are concerned Syrian
refugees settled in Canada will create a strain on our health care and social
services (63%), and as many as 4-in-10 are “very concerned” (42%). One third in
total are not concerned (35%).
Majority not concerned about job loss to
4-in-10 are concerned refugees will take jobs from Canadians (42%) and just one
quarter are “very concerned” (26%). The majority are not concerned about this
Refugees not seen to have positive
effect on economy
one third of Canadians think the Syrian refugees will have a positive effect on
Canada’s economy (32%), while the plurality, 4-in-10, think there will be no
positive impact (41%). More than a quarter do not espouse a position on this
“These are not encouraging indicators.
Canadians think these new citizens will prove a burden on our already overtaxed
public services and that they will do nothing to enhance the economy. That may
be in part why they are not afraid of losing their jobs to the newcomers,” said
Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and
founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (416) 960-9603.