Supreme Court, Auditor General follow
TORONTO MAY 26th,
2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among
1692 Canadians 18 years of age and older, close to one half say they have
"a great deal of trust" in the Canadian military (44%), followed by
about one third who say this of the Supreme Court (39%) and the Auditor General
(35%). After these, about one quarter have strong trust in the RCMP (26%) and
the Chief Electoral Officer (24%).
which do not fare so well include the Prime Minister's Office (10%), the
respondents' provincial government (12%), the Parliamentary Budget Officer
(10%) or, especially, parliament (7%) and the senate (6%). The highest trust
rating for a provincial government is in Manitoba/Saskatchewan (30%). Even
among Conservative voters, the PMO is only given a strong trust rating by just
more than one quarter (28%).
The PMO and the
senate have the highest negatives ("do not trust at all" - 25% each)
followed by the respondent's provincial government (19%). The highest negatives
for a provincial government are in BC (25%), followed by Quebec (18%) and
Alberta (18%). Distrust of the PMO is highest in Atlantic Canada (33%), Quebec
(30%) and BC (29%).
“The military is always held in high esteem in Canada, but it
is surprising to see the Auditor General's office has created such a high level
of trust, largely through the efforts of Sheila Fraser. It is also refreshing
to see that our judiciary is also trusted," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (416)