February 23, 2016
67% of Canadians are supportive of public-private partnerships
Two out of three Canadians surveyed by Nanos Research support governments using public-private partnerships (P3s) to build infrastructure across the country.
Sixty-seven per cent told the pollster they would support or somewhat support the use of P3s to design, build, finance, maintain, and in some cases, operate these new public facilities. That's a five-percentage point increase since Nanos polled Canadian support for P3s in 2013.
The survey also found that 74% of Canadians think the federal Liberal government is on the right track by committing to running deficits to invest in much needed infrastructure.
Half of those surveyed (49%) say 'economic infrastructure' is the most urgent need, followed by 'social infrastructure' (27%) and 'green infrastructure' (24%).
The survey was conducted on behalf of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.
The observations are based on an RDD dual frame (land and cell lines) hybrid telephone and online random omnibus survey of 1,000 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between January 30th to February 1st, 2016. The margin of error for a random survey of 1,000 Canadians is ± 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.