Plurality Want CBC Funding Kept at Current Level

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The latest Canadian Press/Harris Decima survey asked about federal funding of the CBC

  • Nationally, 46% of respondents feel funding for the CBC should stay at the current level. Those remaining are divided on whether funding for the CBC should be increased or decreased. Just over one in five (22%) feel funding should be cut, including 12% who feel it should be eliminated altogether. The remaining 23% feel funding for the CBC should be increased.
  • Those who want funding to the CBC decreased, or eliminated entirely, are more likely to be Conservative supporters, men, those over the age of 50, and living in Alberta.
  • Atlantic Canadians, New Democrats, and those with household incomes exceeding $100k/year are more likely to want funding of the CBC to be increased.

 

Each week, Harris/Decima interviews just over 1000 Canadians through teleVox, the company’s national telephone omnibus survey. The most recent data were gathered between October 27 and October 31, 2011. A sample of the same size has a margin of error of 3.1%, 19 times out of 20.

 

Question wording:

When it comes to federal funding of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which of the following is closest to your view?
a. Federal funding of the CBC should be increased
b. Federal funding of the CBC should stay at the current level
c. Federal funding of the CBC should decrease
d. Federal funding of the CBC should be eliminated