Canadians believe focusing on rebuilding the economy is the more important government priority over reducing global warming.

July 9, 2020

When asked to assess two key areas of priority, Canadians clearly believe that going forward, government should concentrate on rebuilding the economy, though a sizeable minority chose a focus on reducing global warming, given a choice between the two.

Across the country, there is a high degree of consistency in this view, though residents of BC are slightly more likely to choose a focus on reducing global warming (26%), compared particularly to those in Atlantic Canada (17%).

Gen Z residents are more likely to accentuate global warming, with half of them indicating the top priority should be reduced global warming.

This survey was conducted online June 24-25, 2020, with 1,230 Canadians 18 years of age or older, from the Logit Group’s COVID-19 Canadian Omnibus. Fielding every two weeks, the Logit Group’s COVID-19 Omnibus surveys Canadians to ask their opinions and behaviours related to topical issues. Results were analyzed by Narrative Research. Data was weighted based on the 2016 Census, by gender, age, and region to reflect these population characteristics in each province. As a non-probability sample (i.e., a panel sample where residents have joined a panel to share their opinions), and in accordance with CRIC Public Opinion Research Standards, a margin of error is not applied. 

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