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Grab Your Sneakers and Come Protest: No Vehicles Please

[Ottawa – June 23, 2022] A national poll shows a large majority of Canadians think protests should be conducted on foot, not in a vehicle. By a nearly three-to-one margin, Canadians think vehicles should not be part of national protests (opposition would most likely rise if the question had referred to 18 wheelers).

Support for vehicular protest is almost non-existent outside of Conservative supporters (where a sizable minority support these types of protests) and People’s Party supporters (who think this is an excellent idea). In addition to large partisan differences, support and opposition line up closely with vaccine status. The boosted majority think vehicular protest is a terrible idea, the non-vaxxed love the idea, and the stalled double dosers lie in the middle.

As another national convoy is about to bear down on the Nation’s Capital, an overwhelming majority of Canadians say leave the trucks at home (or in some parking lot outside the city). The idea that the noise, pollution, and threat of large vehicles clogging the downtown core protesting non-existent mandates is clearly an idea which finds no favour outside of vaccine-hesitant Canada.

Police forces and officials, are you listening?


This survey was conducted using EKOS’ unique, hybrid online/telephone research panel, Probit. Our panel offers exhaustive coverage of the Canadian population (i.e., Internet, phone, cell phone), random recruitment (in other words, participants are recruited randomly, they do not opt themselves into our panel), and equal probability sampling. All respondents to our panel are recruited by telephone using random digit dialling and are confirmed by live interviewers. Unlike opt-in online panels, Probit supports margin of error estimates.

While panellists are randomly recruited, this survey was conducted online only, meaning that it excludes the roughly one in six Canadians who either cannot or will not respond to surveys online. Results should therefore be considered representative of Canada’s online population. The field dates for this survey are May 2-6, 2022. In total, a random sample of 1,559 Canadian adults aged 18 and over responded to the survey. The margin of error associated with the total sample is +/- 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Please note that the margin of error increases when the results are sub-divided (i.e., error margins for sub-groups such as region, sex, age, education). All the data have been statistically weighted by age, gender, and region to ensure the sample’s composition reflects that of the actual population of Canada according to Census data.

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