CARP Poll Reports

The CARP Poll Report: The Fair Elections Act

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Key Findings April 7, 2014: The vast majority of CARP members disapprove of the provisions of the Fair Elections Act when they are described to them (80%), and fully two thirds disapprove “strongly” (63%). Furthermore, a similarly overwhelming number of members say the Act will diminish democracy (79%), and, once again, fully two thirds say it will diminish democracy “a great deal” (62%). When … Read more

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The CARP Poll Report: Fraud Poll

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Key Findings April 4th, 2014: Close to half of members have suffered fraud or know someone who has, and this proportion has increased recently. Fraud is usually promoted by someone in trust or is the result of a phony investment scheme. More members would seek restitution than retribution from perpetrators, and return of funds is highest on their minds. Most … Read more

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CARP Energy/Electoral Poll Report March 21, 2013

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  Key Findings – Energy Issues Virtually all CARP members own their homes and they pay, on average, about $270 a month during the winter in energy costs, or about 15% of their monthly income, on average. Two thirds have time-of-use meters and there is no consensus on whether they save energy or not. Many think they are paying more … Read more

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CARP LGBT/Budget Poll Report

CARP LGBT/Budget Poll Report

CARP LGBT/Budget Poll Report: Key Findings   LGBT March 7, 2013: While very few CARP members identify as LGBT, a wide majority, however, know someone, in their family, a friend or an acquaintance, who is gay. In line with national studies, about one half of those who are gay are in same sex marriages. The majority of members, more even … Read more

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The CARP Poll: Dementia Poll Report, February 21, 2014

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KEY FINDINGS The wide majority of members know someone with dementia, more than a third know a caregiver to someone with dementia (including one tenth of members) and a quarter claims to have a history of dementia in their family. Remaining active and social is seen as the key to avoiding the onset of dementia, which may be foreshadowed by … Read more

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CARP Fire Safety/Public Health/Reform Bill Poll Report

CARP Fire Safety/Public Health/Reform Bill Poll Report

Key Findings – Fire Safety February 7, 2013: Members agree overwhelmingly that fire codes must demand all seniors’ living facilities be retrofitted for sprinklers, and that there be a national set of fire safety standards for these buildings. Just one third think sprinklers should be required equipment in seniors’ residences and long term care facilities only, and as many as … Read more

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CARP Winter Poll Report

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CARP Winter Poll Report: Key Findings   January 24, 2013: As many as one third of CARP members suffered from the Christmas ice storms, most from power outages. While most claim to be well prepared and all have emergency supplies on hand, a significant proportion had no support network in place during the storm, and some had medical conditions that … Read more

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SUPPORT FOR GOVERNMENT PLUMMETS; CPP THE REASON

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 9, 2013 SUPPORT FOR GOVERNMENT PLUMMETS; CPP THE REASON 71% of CARP members say government doesn’t deserve power if CPP not expanded TORONTO, ON: – CARP members are shifting their political support away from the Conservative party over the government’s continued refusal to expand CPP contributions and benefits. Not only do they believe the government … Read more

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The CARP Poll Report: CPP Enhancement

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Key Findings   November 15, 2013: CARP members are frustrated that the federal government will not act on enhancing CPP, they see the government’s stated reason, a weak economy and threats to job-creation, as disingenuous and they are convinced the government will not act because of an ideological bias against social supports in general and CPP specifically. Virtually all members … Read more

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CARP Consumer Banking Poll Report

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Key Findings – Throne Speech November 1, 2013: Members see the Speech from the Throne as an election platform, not a governing roadmap, and they assume it is directed at party loyalists and swing voters. The consumer-friendly items in the Speech are seen as bright, shiny distractions from urgent priorities including pension reform and CPP enhancement, which led the government … Read more

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