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of Canadians Won’t Choose Boeing Max 737 Plane
Three-quarters agree with decision to
ban Boeing 737 from Canadian airspace
18th — In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum
Poll™ among 1103 Canadians 18 years of age or older, three
quarters (76%) agree with the Federal government’s decision to ban all Boeing
737 Max airplanes from Canadian airspace. 1 in 4 (24%) disagree with the
Those who were most likely to agree with the ban are those
65 years of age and over (87%), earning between $40,000 to $60,000 (77%) and
$80,000 to $100,000 (79%), the most educated (82%) and living in the Atlantic
region (83%) or Québec
not likely to fly on a Boeing 737 Max
7 in 10 (BTM2: 71%) would not likely choose to fly on a Boeing 737 Max
airplane, with half (51%) saying they would not be likely at all.
About a third (TOP2: 29%) say they’d be likely to choose a Boeing
737 Max, but only 1 in 10 (9%) say they’d be very likely.
feel very safe travelling by airplane
9 in 10 (TOP2: 87%) feel safe when travelling by airplane
with over half (51%) feeling very safe and a third (36%) feeling somewhat safe.
1 in 10 (BTM2: 13%) do not feel safe traveling by airplane
with a few feeling not very safe (5%) and not safe at all (7%).
two thirds agree Boeing 737 Max should be grounded by Canadian airlines
When asked if the Boeing 737 Max airplanes belonging to Canadian
airlines such as Air Canada and WestJet should be grounded, almost two thirds
(64%) agree the planes should be grounded while a third (36%) disagree.
6 in 10
likely to change their flight if it was on a Boeing 737 Max airplane
6 in 10 (61%: TOP2) would change their flight to one that did not
use a Boeing 737 Max airplane if they learned their flight was to use that
plane, with 4 in 10 (42%) saying they’d be very likely to change flights.
About 4 in 10 (BTM2: 39%) say they aren’t likely to change their
flight, with a quarter (24%) saying they aren’t likely at all.
Canadians travel by air once a year or less
Half (49%) say
that they travel by airplane less than once per year.
A quarter (25%)
travel once every six months by airplane.
1 in 10 (12%)
say they travel by airplane once every three months while a similar proportion
say they never travel by airplane (8%).
travel once per month (3%), once per week (1%) and more than once per week
“Half of Canadians
say they wouldn’t choose a flight scheduled to use a Boeing 737 Max 8, and
almost two-thirds are likely to change their flight if they learned it was
going to use one,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
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