TORONTO JULY 19th,
2014 – In
a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1624
Canadian voters, there is an even split in opinion between those who believe
refugee claimants should receive the same health care as Canadians (44%) and
those who do not agree (42%). Agreement with refugees receiving equal care is
common to the youngest (48%), the wealthiest ($100K to $200K - 49%), those in
Atlantic Canada (48%) and the prairies (54%), but not Alberta (37%).
Conservative voters are half as likely to support the idea (25%) as Liberals
(52%) and New Democrats (58%).
There is a clear gender gap in these findings, in males and
females are relatively equally likely to agree refugees should receive full
health care, whereas males are more likely than females to take the opposite
“Canadians cherish their publicly-funded health care, perhaps
so much that they are less than happy to share it," said Forum Research President, Dr.
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