One half disapprove of ban on electronic dance music at The EX

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

Disapproval highest among young, high-income males

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 923 Toronto voters, one half disapprove of city council's ban on all-ages electronic dance music events at The Ex (50%), and disapproval is highest among the youngest (63%), males (56%) and those in the highest income brackets ($100K to $250K - 64%). Supporters of Karen Stintz for mayor are especially likely to disapprove of the ban (caution, small base size).

One quarter approves of the ban (25%), and approval is higher among Gen X (45 to 54 - 34%), lower income groups ($20K to $40K - 31%), and in Scarborough (33%). Mothers of children under 18 are no more likely than others to approve of the ban (23%).

“For the most part, we don't see a groundswell of opinion against these events, and most parents probably realize they are relatively innocuous. It appears council allowed itself to be swayed by fear in this case, rather than facts," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.