One Half Disapprove
of Anthem Change
Disapproval common across the board, among females too
In a random sampling
of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, one half
disapprove of the recent change to the lyrics of “O Canada” which saw “in all
thy sons command” replaced by the phrase “in all of us command” (50%), while
just more than a third agree with the change (35%), and one sixth have no
Approval of the new
lyric is characteristic of the very youngest (38%), the wealthiest ($100K to
$250K - 44%), in BC (41%), among Liberals (47%) and, to lesser extent, New
Democrats (42%), but not among Conservatives (13%). The change is also popular
among the best educated (post grad - 49%) and those who wish to abolish the
monarchy in Canada (40%).
“It is apparent the
gender -balanced approach to governance may have skipped a beat, when even a
plurality of females (45%) prefers the old lyrics to the new (36%)" said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
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