Smoking in Parks: A Survey of Canadians

January 1, 1970

On behalf of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), Leger surveyed 1,509 Canadians to explore their perspective on smoking in municipal, provincial and national parks.

We asked Canadians the following question:

Many municipalities and several provinces have banned smoking in public parks. To what extent do you agree or disagree that smoking (smoking or vaping of any substance including tobacco, nicotine and cannabis) should be banned in all municipal, provincial and national parks?

In total, 63% of Canadians agree that smoking should be banned in municipal, provincial and national parks, 21% disagree, and 15% are neutral.

SURVEY METHODOLOGY

  • A total of n=1,509 online surveys were conducted among Canadians aged 18 or older via Leger’s LEO panel, from January 8-10, 2021.
  • The survey was conducted using computer-assisted web interviewing (CAWI) technology.
  • Using data from the 2016 Census, results were weighted according to age, gender, and region in order to ensure a representative sample of the population.
  • As a non-random internet survey, a margin of error is not reported. If the data were collected through a random sample, the margin of error for a sample size of n=1,509 Canadians would be ±2.52%, 19 times out of 20.

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