Two-thirds Think the
Government Should Do More to Counter Opioid Addiction
Toronto, March 3rd–
In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,061
British Columbia voters, the majority (63%) say that the government should do
more to counter addiction to opioids the province of which (51%) say it should
do more, and (12%) say the government should do a lot more. Just over a quarter
(27%) believe the government has done enough to combat opioid addiction, while
(11%) say they don’t know.
Those most likely to say that the
government should do more include respondents aged 34 and below (56%), are
female (54%), the most wealthy (58%), and those that earn $60,000-$80,000 (58%).
Those that live in Vancouver Lower Mainland (53%) and NDP supporters (63%) are
also likely to hold the opinion that the government has not done enough to
counter opioid addiction in the province.
Those most likely to say the government
should do a lot more to counter opioid addiction are the least wealthy (20%).
Respondents most likely to say to say
the government has done enough to counter opioid addiction include those aged
55-64 (33%), males (31%), those who completed some college or university (32%),
and either Liberal (39%) or Conservative (39%) supporters.
“The government has made a concerted effort to reduce the effects of
opioid addiction in British Columbia, but their efforts haven’t yet registered
with the electorate, with two-thirds looking for more action on the problem,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.
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