April 28th, 2021
Some people say it is possible now to safely hold a federal election with proper safeguards against the spread of COVID-19. Others say it is unsafe to hold an election now and that voting should wait until there is a larger rollout of vaccines in the country. We wanted to know where Canadians stand on these two positions. Results from our recent survey suggest that Canadians are fairly divided on this topic, with nearly six in ten residents indicating it’s unsafe to hold a federal election (59%), while four in ten believe it is safe to hold an election (41%).
Across the country, residents of Newfoundland & Labrador (78%) and Quebec (70%) are most likely to feel it is unsafe to hold a federal election now, compared to any other province. Across the population, those 55 years and older are more likely to oppose a federal election due to safety concerns, as are females and residents with lower household incomes.
Results are from an online survey conducted April 13-16, 2021, with 1,230 Canadians 18 years of age or older from the Logit Group’s Canadian Omnibus. Fielding every month, 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 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.
Question included in this release:
- Some people say it is possible now to safely hold a federal election with proper safeguards against the spread of COVID-19. Others say it is unsafe to hold an election now and that voting should wait until there is a larger rollout of vaccines in the country. Which one of these two positions comes closer to your own thinking?
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