The Forum Poll™ - Two-thirds say they are aware of the carbon pricing plan

Canadians Unimpressed With Carbon Pricing

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Canadians Unimpressed With Carbon Pricing

Two-thirds say they are aware of the carbon pricing plan

Toronto, January 11th—In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1226 Canadians 18 years of age or older, two thirds (TOP2: 65%) say they are aware of the Federal Government’s carbon pricing plan, with a quarter (26%) saying they are very aware.

About a third (BTM2: 35%) say they are not aware, with about one-fifth (19%) saying they aren’t aware of the plan at all.



4 in 10 disapprove of the Federal Government’s Carbon Pricing Plan

4 in 10 (43%) say they disapprove of the Federal Government’s pricing plan.

About one-quarter (28%) say they approve, while a similar proportion says they do not know.

Amongst those that say they are aware of the plan (TOP2) there is a larger disparity: a third (34%) say they approve, but half (53%) say they disapprove.

Call it a Carbon Tax and little changes

Two thirds (TOP2: 67%) say they aware of the Federal Government’s proposed carbon tax, with a quarter (28%) saying they are very aware.

About one-third (BTM2: 33%) say they are not aware, with about one-sixth (17%) saying they are not aware at all.

4 in 10 (45%) say they disapprove of the proposed carbon tax, with a quarter (28%) saying they approve, and a quarter (28%) saying they do not know.

Amongst those that say they are aware (TOP2) of proposed carbon tax, a third (31%) say they approve and half (54%) say they disapprove.

 

“No matter what it seems to be called, Canadians are skeptical of the Feds’ carbon pricing plan,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “People are fairly well informed on the issue and it appears they’re not keen on the current approach.”

 

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at lbozinoff@forumresearch.com or at (416) 960-9603.