Reaction to the Canadian Federal Budget

April 24, 2024

From April 19 to April 21, 2024, we surveyed Canadians to find out their opinions and perceptions on the 2024 Canadian federal budget.

Some of the key highlights of our survey about the 2024 Canadian federal budget include…

  • For about half of Canadians (49%), the budget tabled on Tuesday April 16, 2024 is perceived as negative. Data shows that 42% of Albertans even say that it is very negative.
  • Among the initiatives presented in the budget, two appear to be good in the eyes of a majority of Canadians. The first one is an investment of $8.5 billion in housing, with the objective of building 3.9 million new housing units in Canada by 2031 (65%). This initiative rises to 72% in Quebec. The second one is a $900 million increase for greener homes and energy efficiency programs (64%). However, it drops to 51% for Albertans.
  • Within a five-year outlook, almost half of Canadians (47%) think the government should cut back on spending and make different cuts in programs to come back to a balanced budget as quickly as possible.

Methodology

This web survey was conducted from April 19 to 21, 2024, with 1,522 Canadians aged 18 or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel. A margin of error cannot be associated with a non-probability sample in a panel survey. For comparison, a probability sample of 1,522 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.51 %, 19 times out of 20.

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