Similar to previous waves, nearly two in three Canadians prefer increasing spending to reach the 2% NATO ally target. Older Canadians aged 55 plus are more likely to prefer increasing spending to reach the 2% NATO ally target (74%) than younger Canadians aged 35 to 54 (58%) and 18 to 34 (52%). Men are also more likely to say this (71%) than women (55%).

Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,000 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between February 28th and March 2nd, 2024 as part of an 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 margin of error for this survey is ±3.0 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

This study was commissioned by the Globe and Mail and the research was conducted by Nanos Research.

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