Strong Approval For
Lifting Ban On Street Hockey
Move opposed by oldest, Doug Ford voters
In a random sampling
of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 868 Toronto voters, the wide
majority, more than two thirds, approve of city council lifting the
long-standing and controversial ban on street hockey (69%). Just one fifth do
not approve of lifting the ban (21%), while one tenth have no opinion (10%).
lifting the ban comes from the oldest (27%) and least wealthy (often a proxy
for age - 38%), and the slightly wealthier ($20K to $40K - 26%), in North York
and York (25% each), Scarborough (26%), among the least educated (29%) and Doug
Ford voters from the last election (30%). Interestingly, cyclists and
pedestrians are almost universally in favour of the move (91% and 88%,
“Once again, a
simple city policy issue becomes political, and we see one camp in the city
arena in favour of this idea, and one opposed. Frankly, dropping this ban has
been discussed for so long, it has clearly been followed more in the breach
than the observance" said Forum Research President, Dr.
Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be
reached at email@example.com or at (416) 960-9603.