Saturday, July 24, 2010

Canadians support long-form census -- poll

Take that, Steve:

In fact, according to the poll (margin of error 3.1 points), 52 per cent of Canadians think the government should reverse its decision and keep the mandatory long form census. Only 27 per cent support the decision to replace it with a voluntary form (24 per cent of Canadians think the long form is overly intrusive).

Nearly three in five Canadians think the long form yields data that is important in the formulation of public policy (53 per cent of Conservative supporters).

From the Globe. Will this be enough to turn things around? Hard to say. The Jurist at Accidental Deliberations seems to think the Cons were in retreat already, while pogge seems to think they've gone too far to back down without losing face. We'll have to see.