Two Thirds See Need For Referendum On Electoral Reform
Conservatives, NDP agree
In a random sampling of
public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, as many as
two thirds agree a national referendum on electoral reform is required before
we change the way MPs are elected (65%). Fewer than one fifth do not agree a
referendum is necessary (18%) and a similar proportion have no opinion (17%).
referendum is needed is common to all groups, but especially mid aged groups
(45 to 54 - 70%), males (68%), mid income groups ($60K to $80K - 70%), in
Atlantic Canada (70%), Alberta (75%), among Conservatives (79%) and New
Democrats (75%) but not so much among Liberals (58%) and, curiously, among those
who would abolish the monarchy in Canada (70%).
“This is a
very conclusive finding. There is a strong majority opinion in favour of a
referendum on the way MPs are elected, and it spreads across all regions and
socioeconomic groups. It is apparent where public sentiment sits on this
complex issue" said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
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.