When asked which approach they would prefer, close to two in three Canadians (64%) say they prefer increasing defence spending to reach the 2% NATO ally target, rather than maintaining the current 1.4% (21%) or spending less than 1.4% (eight per cent). Older Canadians (55 plus) are significantly more likely to prefer increasing spending to reach the 2% NATO ally target (73%) compared to younger Canadians (18-34)(48%).

Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,080 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between April 30th and May 3rd, 2023, as part of an omnibus survey. Participants were randomly recruited by telephone using live agents and administered a survey online.

The margin of error for this survey is ±3.0 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

This study was commissioned by CTV News and the research was conducted by Nanos Research.

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