One in four Canadians say they are mad as hell and won’t take it anymore. (…)
The most striking finding for Coletto was the feeling of a majority of Canadians that their voice doesn’t matter. When asked whether they agreed with the statement, “It doesn’t matter what I think or do about politics in Canada, nothing will change,” 55% said they agreed.
“You see what happened in Toronto with Rob Ford, he was able to tap into that,” said Coletto. “He was able to tap into that frustration that says, ‘We don’t think people are listening to us.’”
On the question of how angry voters are, Abacus asked Canadians whether they agreed or disagreed with the statement made famous in the 1976 film Network – I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore. Twenty-six per cent agreed with the statement while 31% disagreed.
“For Canada I never thought we would get so high a number. We may be upset or angry but willing to agree with such a harsh statement is interesting,” said Coletto.