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Poll: Military and International Affairs
Date: Friday, November 10 2006
Topic:


Polling Results: Environics / CBC Survey



2. What is the most important issue facing the country today?

...... 16% Healthcare

...... 13% Environment/ Climate

...... 10% Afghanistan


......7% Economy

......5% Int’l Issues

...... 5% Poor Government

......4% Unemployment

......4% Poverty

...... 4% Crime


5. The federal government's approach to environmental issuesis:

......77% is not tough enough,

......3% too tough,

......22% is about right?


QUESTIONS ABOUT CANADA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD AND THE ARMED FORCES

10. Your general opinion of the Canadian Forces is:

......34% very favourable

......39% somewhat favourable,

......14% not very favourable or

......10% not at all favourable


11. Your pride in the Armed Forces (compared with 5 yrs ago) is now:

......38% more proud,

......13% less proud, or

......46% about the same pride


12. Do you think that Canada should focus on a peace-building role – or active combat roles with our allied countries.

......80% Peacekeeping

......16% Combat


13. INTERNATIONAL INVOVLEMENT

I would like to know how you feel about Canada's involvements around the world in the last several decades. Please tell me if you are proud or not proud of each of the following:

a) Canada's involvement in UN peace-building operations since WW-2?

......92% proud

......6% not proud

b) Canada's non-participation in Iraq?

......78% proud

......20% not proud

c) Canada's involvement in Afghanistan?

......55% proud

......42% not proud


14. What is the reason or reasons Canadian troops are in Afghanistan?

......24% peacekeeping

...... 22% help USA

......18% humanitarian

......13% restore peace

...... 9% defeat Taliban

...... 8% war on terror

......8% spread democracy

......5% support UN / NATO

......2% pressure from USA

......2% stabilize Afghanistan

......2% sent by Cdn gov

......6% other


15. Canadian participation in military action in Afghanistan, do you:

...... 19% strongly approve

............31% somewhat approve,


............18% somewhat disapprove

...... 30% strongly disapprove


16. Is Canada in Afghanistan as part of a U.S.-led coalition or a UN/NATO mission?

......53% UN/NATO led

......35% US led


17. In your opinion, should Canadian Forces in Afghanistan:

......59% return before 2009

......23% stay until 2009

......10% stay past 2009



18 Do you think the mission in Afghanistan is likely to be successful?

......58% not successful

......34% successful



19. Reasons why Canadian Forces might stay or leave Afghanistan.

a) If Canadian Forces left Afghanistan, it would undermine international efforts there.

......58% good reason to STAY

......38% not good reason to STAY

b) The mission has increased Canada's image and influence in world affairs.

......32% good reason to STAY

......64% not good reason to STAY



c) So far 42 Canadian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. In your opinion is this...

......41% good reason to LEAVE

......56% not good reason to LEAVE

d) The mission in Afghanistan will increase Canada’s likelihood of becoming a target of terrorist attacks.

......44% good reason to LEAVE

......53% not good reason to LEAVE


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