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The environment remains a major issue for Quebecers
Quebeckers are divided on the question: Is Canada doing better or worse than it was four years ago?
Toronto, September 4, 2019 - In a poll of random public opinion conducted by The Forum Poll ™ among 1,219 Quebec voters half (53%) say that Canada is better than it was 4 years ago . One-sixth (15%) say Canada is doing much better.
Half (47%) say Canada is a little worse. One-fifth (22%) say Canada is doing much worse.
The environment is the key issue for Quebeckers in the next federal election
Quebeckers believe that the environment is the main issue in the upcoming federal election. - one-third (32%) say this is the most important issue.
For a quarter (22%) of Quebecers, the economy is the most important issue, followed by health care, with 1 in 6 (16%) saying that it is a major concern.
Education is the most important issue for one in ten (9%). It is immigration for a similar proportion (7%).
1 in 20 (6%) say it's taxes.
Few say it's housing (2%), public safety (2%) or anything else (4%).
The respondents most likely to identify the environment as the number one are people aged 34 and under (48%), women (37%), QS supporters (62%), those who support the Green Party. federal (73%) and those with a family income between $ 20,000 and $ 40,000 (33%) or family income between $ 100,000 and $ 250,000 (34%).
Quebeckers say that education and health care are the second most important issue in their eyes
Health care (18%) and education (18%) are the main problems identified in second place, followed closely by the economy (14%) and the environment (13%). 14% say there is no second important issue.
1 in 10 (9%) say it's tax or immigration (7%).
Few (4%) say it's public safety, housing (3%) or anything else (1%).
"The environment remains by far the main concern for Quebeckers," says Luc Dumont, General Manager of Eastern Division of Forum Research. "The economy, in a predictable way, is also identified as an important issue. Quebec voters can potentially determine the future government, so each party must do what it can to address the issues that matter most to Quebeckers. "