Over 40% Believe Ontario
Doctors Should be Paid More
Toronto, February 23rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,120
Ontario voters, (42%) believe that the provincial government should pay Ontario
doctors more. (32%) say no, they shouldn’t be paid more, and (26%) don’t know.
Support for more pay
Those most likely to
believe in more pay for doctors include those between 35-44 (45%), 45-54 (48%),
55-64 (47%), and females (44%), as well the least educated (45%) or those with
a college or university degree (45%).
Those with high
incomes $80,000-$100,000 (46%) and $100,000-$250,000 (46%) and current
Progressive Conservative supporters (46%) are also likely to support paying
Ontario doctors more.
Against more pay
Those who are most
likely to want to see Ontario doctor’s pay not rise include those with graduate
“The ongoing dispute
between the provincial government and Ontario doctors is by no means a simple
one, and there are many issues in play, but when it comes to pay it’s clear: a
plurality of Ontarians believe doctors deserve a raise,” said
Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416) 960-9603.