FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2012
76% of people in Quebec agree with this change, 17% disagree — and average of 44% of people outside Quebec agree, while 51% disagree
OTTAWA – Today, the new national educational foundation Your Canada, Your Constitution (YCYC) released the results of its recent national survey of 2,030 Canadians on the question of making Canada a fully independent country by retiring the British monarchy as the head of governments in Canada. The results show that a majority of Canadians (52%) want this change made, while 43% do not.
The YCYC survey, conducted by Harris/Decima from May 10th through May 20th, asked 2,030 Canadians ages 18 or older whether they agreed or disagreed with changing Canada’s Constitution to make Canada a fully independent country by retiring the British monarchy as head of Canada’s federal and provincial governments.
Compared to the rest of Canada, many more people in Quebec (76%) support this change than do not (17%). Outside of Quebec, an average of 44% support this change, while 51% do not.
Support among people younger than 34 is much higher (57%) than among people older than 35 (50%).
Given this survey result, and the survey result released last week by YCYC which revealed that 65% of Canadians want clear rules to regulate key decision-making powers of Governor General and provincial lieutenant governors, enforced by Supreme Court of Canada, it seems a majority of Canadians agrees with changes to the fundamental structure and exercise of powers in Canadian governments.
About the poll: The data was gathered between May 10th through May 20th, 2012 through Harris/Decima’s teleVox, the company’s national omnibus survey. Results are based on a sample of 2,030 Canadians, and the corresponding margin of error is ±2.2%, 19 times out of 20.
To what extent do you agree or disagree that Canada’s Constitution should be changed to make Canada a fully independent country by retiring the British Monarchy as Head of Canada’s federal and provincial governments?
- Strongly agree
- Strongly disagree
- [Do not read] Don’t know/refused