In a new Nanos Research poll more than 8 in 10 Canadians say they support or somewhat support investing in new affordable housing. What’s more, nearly 8 in 10 Canadians say they would be more supportive or somewhat more supportive of a political party proposing action to end homelessness and build affordable housing.
Nanos Research has released the results of a nation-wide poll asking whether Canadians think ending homelessness and building more affordable housing is important enough to influence their political decisions.
The results show nearly 8 in 10 Canadians would be more supportive (39%) or somewhat more supportive (39%) of a political party that proposes concrete action to end homelessness and build safe, affordable housing in Canada. There was little variation across geographies or age groups, with a majority of Canadians in every region of the country, in every age group, sharing this sentiment.
Poll respondents were also clear that their support for action on homelessness and affordable housing came with a timeline, with 70 percent of respondents indicating action on these issues should be an urgent priority (score of 7-10 out of 10). Download the full polling report.