Nine Million Canadians Cite Climate as Vote-Determining Issue
- Mar 29, 2019 4:32 pm GMT
Nearly eight million Canadians are “extremely” worried about climate change, and nine million see it as their top or top two vote-determining issue in this year’s federal election, but that concern might be outweighed by “affordability anxiety” about the state of the economy, according to two pieces of opinion research released this week by Ottawa-based Abacus Data.
“As the weeks count down to the next federal election, it seems clear that climate change will be one of the more important issues that engage voters and separate political parties one from the other,” write Abacus Chair Bruce Anderson and CEO David Coletto. “Millions indicate that the issue is extremely important and will be one of the two most important issues they will consider in choosing how to mark their ballot.”
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