oppose public funding for Catholic schools
Strongest among youngest, wealthy, in Toronto, among NDP
TORONTO July 8th,
2015 - In a
random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 678 Ontario
voters, more than half disagree that Catholic schools should continue to
receive public funding (51%). Just more than a third support continued public
funding (38%) and one tenth don’t have an opinion (11%).
to public funding is strongest among the youngest (62%), mid-income groups
($60K to $80K - 63%), in Toronto 416 area code (57%) but not in Northern
Ontario (35%), among the least educated (57%), among non-mainline Christians
(60%), those of other religions (66%) and non-believers (69%) but not among
for funding is especially characteristic of boomers (55 to 64 - 44%), the least
wealthy (43%), the wealthier ($80K to $100K - 48%), PC supporters (46%), those
with children (42%) and, not surprisingly, Catholics (76%).
“We have tracked this issue for several years,
and opposition to funding is always at about one half, while support is nearer
one third. If it were ever put to a public referendum, Catholic school funding
would lose, fair and square," said Forum Research President, Dr.
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