When asked to rank the top two areas they would like to see made a priority for the upcoming federal budget, the option most often ranked first was making our healthcare system stronger (49%), followed by reducing the deficit (19%), fighting climate change (17%), investing in infrastructure (6%) and creating jobs (5%).

Trust in the Conservative Party to responsibly manage the Government of Canada finances has increased by five percentage points since 2021 (23% in April 2021, 28% in February 2023), while the trust in the Liberal party has decreased by six percentage points since 2021 (28% in April 2021, 22% in February 2023). A little under one in four (23%) say they trust no one, consistent with the previous wave.

Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,012 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between February 26th and March 1st, 2023 as part of an omnibus survey. The margin of error for this survey is ±3.1 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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