child benefit proposal preferred
Garners twice the support of Conservative UCCB, NDP child care
TORONTO July 8th,
2015 - In a
random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1200 Canadian
voters, the plurality, close to one half, preferred the Liberal’s proposal for
an income-tested child care benefit (47%), while half this proportion expressed
a preference for the Conservative’s Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB - 23%)
or the NDP’s plan for $15 daily day care (also 23%).
Liberal plan is especially popular among Boomers (55 to 64 - 54%), mid income
groups ($60K to $80K - 54%), in Quebec, which already has $15 daily day care (55%)
and among Liberals (62%).
UCCB is preferred more by those in child-bearing age groups (35 to 44 - 27%),
the least wealthy (28%), in Atlantic Canada (28%) and Quebec (27%), among
Conservatives (43%) and mothers of children under 18 (30%).
NDP day care plan is preferred by the youngest (29%), the wealthiest ($100K to $250K
- 35%), in Atlantic Canada (30%), BC (35%) and among New Democrats (45%)
should be noted that 4-in-10 Conservatives prefer the Liberal plan (40%) as do
New Democrats (39%).
mothers of children under 18, the Liberal plan is preferred (40%) to the
Conservative UCCB (30%), while the NDP plan trails (26%).
"It appears that voters see
that giving a universal child care benefit even to those who don’t need it
doesn’t make sense, but they are also distrustful of a proposal which promises
day care at the bargain basement price of $15 a day," said Forum
Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum
Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (416)