Majority Thinks America Gets Best Result from NAFTA….Poll

Toronto, August 28th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ amongst 1150 Canadian voters, about half (51%) think that the United States will get the best result from the renegotiations of NAFTA. Just under two in ten (17%) say Canada will emerge with the best results, and a small proportion say (4%) it will be Mexico. More than a quarter (28%) say they do not know which nation will get the best result.

Respondents most likely to say that the United States will get the best result include those aged 55-65 (58%), males (58%), earning $80,000-$100,000 (60%) or the most wealthy (58%), living in the prairies (MB/SK) (68%), supporting the Conservatives (63%) or NDP (62%), and those with a university/college (53%) or post-graduate degree (55%). Respondents most likely to say that it will be Canada that gets the best result include those aged 34 and younger (20%) and 65+ (22%), the least wealthy (32%), living in Quebéc (25%), and supporting the Liberals (28%).

United States wants to keep Canadian public data on US servers, Canadians say no As a component of NAFTA negotiations, the United States has proposed that Canada allow its publicly-held personal information to be stored on US servers. A strong majority of Canadians, more than eight in ten, (85%) say that publicly-held information should be kept on Canadian servers only. Only (7%) say that publicly held information should be allowed on US servers, tied with those who do not know at just under one in ten (9%). The plurality believe neither Canadian nor American servers are secure When given a choice between American or Canadian servers to store their publicly-held data, and asked which was the most secure, the plurality (38%) said that neither American nor Canadian servers were secure.

A third (33%) believe Canadian servers are the most secure, while just over one in ten (15%) say that they are equally secure. Only (7%) say that American servers are the most secure, the same proportion as do not know (7%).  Respondents most likely to say neither Canadian nor American servers are secure include those aged 55-64 (45%) or 65+ (44%), earning $60,000-$80,000 (44%), supporting the Bloc Quebécois (55%), with some college/university (43%) or a post-graduate degree (45%). Respondents most likely to say Canadian servers are most secure include those aged 34 and younger (35%), aged 35-44 (35%), 45-54 (37%), the least wealthy (39%) or the most wealthy (37%), living in Alberta (43%), supporting the Liberals (39%), with some college/university (34%) or a college/university degree (35%) “As negotiations commence, there are many NAFTA considerations in doubt, but one that isn’t is that a majority of Canadians feel that the US is going to come out ahead when they conclude. One move that would be massively unpopular, however, is for Canada to relent and change its policy to allow Canadians’ personal information to be stored on US servers,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.

Read more at: http://poll.forumresearch.com/post/2777/nafta-august-2017/
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