Slim Majority (52%) of Urban Canadians Agree that All Guns Should be Made Illegal in Canada

Residents of Toronto (67%) Most Supportive; Residents of Saskatoon Least (30%) Supportive

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Toronto, ON, May 1, 2020 — A slim majority (52%) of urban Canadians agree that all guns should be made illegal in Canada, according to an Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News. The study was conducted among 2400 residents of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Montreal, Halifax and the GTA. Conversely, 32% of urban Canadians disagree that all guns should be made illegal in Canada, while 17% are neutral.

Support for a complete ban on all guns in Canada varies considerably by city: those in Toronto proper (67%) are most supportive of such a ban, followed by those in Montreal (57%), the 905 area surrounding Toronto (54%), Vancouver (53%), Winnipeg (48%), Halifax (42%), Regina, (37%), Calgary (34%), Edmonton (33%) and Saskatoon (30%).

Women (58%) are considerably more likely to agree with making all guns in Canada illegal than are men (44%). Further, those over the age of 55 are most likely to support a ban (59%), while those aged 35-54 (48%) and 18-34 (48%) are less likely. Interestingly, those with kids (54%) are significantly more likely than those without (43%) to support a ban on all guns in Canada.

About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between March 24th and April 2nd, 2020, on behalf of on behalf of Global News. For this survey, a sample of n=2,400 Canadians was interviewed online, including n=300 residents aged 18+ in each of the GTA, Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and; n=150 residents aged 18+ in each of Saskatoon, and Regina. Quotas and weighting were employed to ensure that the sample’s composition reflects the overall population parameters according to census information. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ± 2.3 percentage points, of what the results would have been had all adults in each of the markets aged 18+ been polled. The credibility interval for n = 300 (city sample) is +/- 6.5 points. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Darrell Bricker

CEO, Ipsos Global Public Affairs

+1 416 324 2001

[email protected]

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The author(s)

  • Darrell Bricker Global CEO, Public Affairs