of provincial sex ed curriculum growing Patrick Brown supporters opposed, not so much Elliott voters
TORONTO May 1st,
2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™
among 912 Ontario voters, there is an even split in opinion between those who
approve of Ontario’s new sex education and health curriculum (42%) and those
who disapprove (40%), and this represents growth in disapproval since we polled
immediately after the curriculum was announced (February 28, Approve - 49%,
disapprove - 34%). Then, as now, fewer than a fifth have no opinion (17%).
Disapproval is highest among PC voters (63%), the less educated (secondary
school or less - 46%, some college/university - 48%), those who disapprove of
the Premier (55%), those who vote Conservative federally (63%), Patrick Brown
supporters (62%), but not Elliott supporters (42%). Approval is characteristic
of those in child-rearing age groups (35 to 44 - 54%), the wealthiest ($80K to
$100K - 56%, $100K to $250K - 49%), among Liberals (63%), the best educated
(post-grad - 57%), those who approve of the Premier (73%), federal Liberals
(57%) and New Democrats (55%).
“It appears those opposed to the new health education
curriculum are getting their message heard. They are well-organized, and have
access to parent and school groups, where a lot of community information is
spread," said Forum Research President,
Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
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