Healthcare pulls away from economy as top national issue
The latest wave of Nanos issue tracking indicated that healthcare has surged another twelve points in the past quarter as the most important national issue of concern among Canadians, while there was no change in the perceived importance of jobs/economy, high taxes and education. Healthcare was identified by 35% of Canadians, followed by jobs and the economy at 19%.
Nanos conducted a random telephone survey of 1,014 Canadians, 18 years of age and older, between August 28th and September 3rd, 2010. A survey of 1,014 Canadians is accurate to within 3.1 percentage points, plus or minus, 19 times out of 20.
Top Issues Question: What is your most important NATIONAL issue of concern? [Unprompted]
The numbers in parenthesis denote the change from the last Nanos National Omnibus survey completed June 3rd, 2010.
Top Five Issues:
Healthcare: 34.9% (+11.8)
Jobs/economy: 18.8% (-0.4)
The environment: 6.6% (-6.0)
High taxes: 5.0% (-0.3)
Education: 3.7% (+1.2)
Unsure: 10.2% (-3.1)
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