Probe Research Inc.

Probe Research Inc.

October 07, 2010 11:07 ET

Probe Research Inc.: Survey Shows Canadians Want Ban on Deep-Sea Oil Drilling

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2010) - After witnessing the environmental devastation caused by the BP oil spill, nearly one-half of Canadians (48%) feel the federal government should ban deep-sea oil drilling, according to a national survey of 2,000 citizens conducted by Probe Research Inc.

Support for a ban on deep-sea drilling was highest in Quebec (57%) and British Columbia (55%). Opposition to this idea ran highest in oil-producing regions, including Alberta (42%) and the Atlantic provinces (38%).

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