Thursday, March 22, 2007

23% Of Canadians Are THICK

Angus Reid:
A new poll suggests most Canadians believe climate change is a reality, but people in various regions hold widely different attitudes — with Albertans expressing the most skepticism.

The survey conducted by Angus Reid Strategies released Thursday found that almost four in five Canadians — 77 per cent — are convinced global warming is real.

"This is the biggest study that has been done on Canadians and their opinions and attitudes towards global warming," Angus Reid poll researcher Ellie Sykes told CBC News Thursday.

"People are really getting on the band wagon. They're really looking for government and corporations to take a much larger step than they have so far."

In Alberta, 69 per cent of respondents said they believed in global warming, while in Quebec, the number soared to 83 per cent.

Fifty-seven per cent of Quebecers polled said they are promoting better behaviour toward the environment, while only 36 per cent of Albertans said they are doing the same.

As an aside, of the 23% who live in an alternative reality, 22.987% give Stephen Harper high marks for leadership, just so you know.

3 comments:

Larry Gambone said...

That is better than I thought. I have always believed that 25% of the population were too stupid to come in out of the rain and combined with the 5% who are sociopaths (who lead them) create most of the problems we face.

ottlib said...

Remarkably, that number is about the size of the Conservative base plus or minus a couple of points.

Miles Lunn said...

The Conservative base of 20-25% is actually not out of whack at all. While it is hard to comprehend for those living in liberal cities like Toronto, where I live, there still are regretably some pretty redneck areas. Even if you drive an hour outside of Toronto, you will notice people are noticeably more conservative than in the city.

It would be interesting to see an age breakdown too as I expect a high percentage of that 23% are over 50, i.e. they will be dead by the time the devastating effects happen while those who will have to deal with them probably feel a bit different.