Two thirds want Canada Pension Plan expanded

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Two thirds want Canada Pension Plan expanded

Oldest, least wealthy in the prairies most likely to agree

TORONTO July 8th, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1200 Canadian voters, two thirds agree that Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions and benefits should be increased (65%). The oldest are especially likely to agree (55 to 64 - 72%, 65+ - 74%), the least wealthy (less than $20K - 73%, $20K to $40K - 74%), those in Atlantic Canada (71%) and the prairies (76%), those with some college or university (75%). Liberals (69%) and New Democrats (67%) are more likely to agree than Conservatives, but even among these partisans, more than half agree (57%).

"The perceived need for an expanded CPP is evident across all demographic groups, and is the majority opinion even among Conservative voters, whose party has ruled it out. Agreement is high especially among those about to retire and the least wealthy, as well as those without kids," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

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