Leger Marketing

Leger Marketing

February 10, 2005 07:57 ET

Majority of Ontarians Support Anesthesiologist Job Action

New Leger Public Opinion Poll on Protest Scheduled for Friday, February 11th. Attention: Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 10, 2005) - SUMMARY:

- Six-in-ten (60%) Support Job Action scheduled for
Friday, February 11th, 2005. Three-in-ten (30%) Oppose.

- After Discussion of Non-Emergency Surgery Cancellations,
Support only Drops 8 Points, as about Half (52%; -8) are
Supportive. Opposition Rises by 11 points to Four-in-ten (41%).

- If Anesthesiologists Argue that this Protest is Only Way
to Get Government to Address Shortages in Profession,
a Clear Majority remain Supportive. Six-in-ten (64%; +4) are
Supportive - 35% (+9) Strongly. About three-in-ten (29%; -1)
still Opposed.


Craig Worden
Associate Vice President, Public Affairs
Leger Marketing

From February 1 - 6, 2005, Leger Marketing conducted telephone interviews among a randomly-selected, representative sample of 1,000 Ontarians. The margin of error for the total sample is +3.1%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been statistically weighted according to the most current regional, gender, and age Census data to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of the province. The order of questions 3 and 4 was rotated across alternating surveys to eliminate any possible ordering bias.

Founded in 1986, Leger Marketing is the largest independent full-service research firm in Canada, with more than 350 employees spread over its offices in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Quebec City, New York City, and Shanghai. Leger conducts quantitative and qualitative research on behalf of an extensive array of public and private sector clients on a local, national, and global scale. Leger is the Canadian representative of the Gallup International Association, and is the polling Agency of Record for the Canadian Press news service. /For further information: For complete illustrated copies of this release, please visit our website: www.legermarketing.com / IN: HEALTH, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Craig Worden, Associate Vice President, Public Affairs, Leger Marketing
    Primary Phone: 416-815-0330 ext. 105
    E-mail: cworden@legermarketing.com