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Disapprove of Forcing Police to March in Pride Out of Uniform
Plurality believe Toronto police should march in New York Pride
Toronto, May 31st
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1035
Toronto voters, almost two-thirds (61%) disapprove of Pride Toronto’s statement
that police officers are prohibited from marching in the pride parade in their
police uniform. Just under a quarter (23%) approve of the statement, while
(16%) say they do not know.
likely to say they disapprove include those aged 55-64 (74%), males (65%), the
most wealthy (72%), with a college/university (63%) or post-graduate degree (61%),
and living in East York (68%).
likely to say they approve include those aged 35-44 (33%), the least wealthy
(32%), and living in the Former City of Toronto (26%) or York (27%).
March in Pride, but in New York City: plurality
Almost a third (32%)
believe that the Toronto Police should accept the invitation from the New York
City Police to march with them in the New York Pride Parade.
Just over a quarter
(28%) say that Toronto Police should march in the Toronto Pride Parade, but do
so out of uniform.
Just under a quarter
(24%) believe the Toronto Police should skip pride altogether this year.
(16%) say they do not
know how they feel about the Toronto Police and pride.
Pride supported overall
More than half (57%)
of respondents approve of pride in general, with just over a quarter (28%)
saying that they disapprove. Fewer than 2 in 10 (16%) say that they do not
These results are
similar to April 6th, when we saw approval for Pride at (58%),
disapproval at (25%), and (17%) saying do not know.
likely to approve of pride include those aged 34 and younger (69%), the most
wealthy (67%), with a college/university (60%) or post-graduate degree (58%),
and living in the Former City of Toronto (69%).
likely to disapprove of pride include those aged 35-44 (31%), 45-54 (30%),
55-64 (29%), and 65+ (31%), the least educated (36%), and living in North York
(30%), Etobicoke (32%) or Scarborough (32%).
Half approve of Pride Toronto’s statement that police are not
Half (50%) of
respondents approve of the fact Toronto Pride clarified that police are not
banned from the Pride Parade. A quarter (25%) disapprove of the fact that the
police are not banned, with a quarter (25%) saying they do not know.
appreciate Pride Toronto’s clarification that the Toronto Police aren’t banned
from marching in their parade, disapproval of the Pride Parade has increased
slightly, and the fact that the police are prohibited from marching in uniform
is highly unpopular,” 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.