Opposition to Sex Ed
Curriculum Down Slightly
Curriculum strongly favoured by moms, wealthiest, best educated
In a random sampling
of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1154 Ontario voters, just less
than one half approve of the Ontario government’s new health education
curriculum (47%), while just one third do not approve (33%). One fifth don’t
take a position on the issue (20%). When we last asked this question in the
spring, the proportion opposing the curriculum was slightly higher (June 1,
Approve - 48%, disapprove - 36%).
Support for the
curriculum is common to females (53%) more so than males (40%), the very
wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 57%), in the city of Toronto (56%), among Liberals
(62%) and New Democrats (59%) but not among Progressive Conservatives (30%),
among mothers of children under 18 (59%) and among the best educated (post grad
Disapproval of the
curriculum is characteristic of boomers (55 to 64 - 40%), the wealthy ($80K to
$100K - 41%), in the 905 area code surrounding Toronto (36%), among PC voters
(49%) and among those with some college (38%).
"It appears the
Premier doesn’t have much to fear in continuing to support the new curriculum;
the voters who most strongly approve are all groups with high turnout, and are
capable of making themselves heard over a noisy minority" said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
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