Impressions of the Chinese Government poor – Canadians divided on free trade with China
A recent survey commissioned by the Globe and Mail and conducted by Nanos Research shows that although most Canadians have negative impressions of the Government of China, their views on a trade deal with the country are split.
- Impressions of the Government of China – About one in ten Canadians have a positive (2%) or somewhat positive (9%) impression of the Government of China. On the other hand, three quarters of Canadians have a negative (38%) or somewhat negative (38%) impression. Thirteen percent of Canadians were unsure.
- Support for a trade deal with China – More than four out of ten Canadians would support (11%) or somewhat support (30%) a trade deal with China, while almost half of Canadians would oppose (24%) or somewhat oppose (23%) a deal. Eleven percent were unsure whether or not they support a trade deal with China.
- Demographic differences – Canadians’ impressions of both the Government of China and a trade deal with a country were similar across all demographic groups. Seniors aged 60 plus were marginally more likely to either support (14%) or somewhat support (39%) a trade deal than people in the 18 to 29 age group (support 10%, somewhat support 24%).
The full survey results can be found by visiting our website.
Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,000 Canadians between January 30th and February 1st, 2016 as part of a Canadian omnibus survey.
Participants were randomly recruited by telephone using live agents and administered a survey online. The sample included both land- and cell-lines across Canada. The results were statistically checked and weighted by age and gender using the latest Census information and the sample is geographically stratified to be representative of Canada. The research was commissioned by the Globe and Mail.
The margin of accuracy for a random sample of 1,000 Canadians is 3.1 percentage points, plus or minus, 19 times out of 20.
Nik Nanos, FMRIA