Wide Approval for CPP Expansion

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Wide Approval for CPP Expansion

Oldest voters are happiest with decision

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, as many as two thirds approve of the recent federal and provincial agreement to expand CPP (65%), and this is especially common to Gen X (45 to 54 - 71%) and the oldest (65+ - 72%), the very wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 76%), in Ontario (72%) and the prairies (73%), among Liberals (77%) and, to a slightly lesser extent, New Democrats (74%), those with no children at home (a proxy for mid age - 69%), those with some college or who have graduated (69%), among those who have used marijuana (72%) and those who still do (73%), among those who would abolish the monarchy in Canada (68%) and among those who do not own a gun (68%).

Just fewer than one fifth disapprove of CPP expansion (16%), and a similar proportion don’t have an opinion (17%).

“The previous government resisted this move for so long, calling any increase to CPP contributions and benefits a “payroll tax”, and relying on support from their friends at the various AstroTurf business fora. It is apparent, however, that this argument never had traction, and pent-up demand for pension reform is generating real enthusiasm at the action the government has taken" said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at lbozinoff@forumresearch.com or at (416) 960-9603.