Opinions on Canada’s Aboriginals

Amid “Idle No More” protests, a new survey of Canadian opinions about Aboriginal peoples:

Question

Agree nationally %

Agree in Saskatchewan %

No additional taxpayer money should go to any Reserve until external auditors can be put in place to ensure financial accountability

81

92

Much of the money spent by the federal government for on-reserve services is managed well by the native leaders and communities who receive it

27

8

Canada’s Aboriginal peoples receive too much support from Canadian taxpayers

64

83

Most of the problems of native peoples are brought on by themselves

60

76

Canada’s Aboriginal peoples are treated well by the Canadian Government

62

74

The federal government to act now to raise the quality of life for Aboriginal peoples

63

49

Resolving land claims to provide Aboriginal peoples with the land and resources needed to become self-sufficient

63

?

Ipsos Reid poll conducted between January 11th to 14th, 2013, on behalf of the National Post/Postmedia News and Global Television.

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