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Official safe injection sites approved by majority of Torontonians

In the seventh wave of the Campaign Research Poll, an online public opinion survey conducted among a sample of 523 Toronto voters, the majority (51%) approve of the city council sanctioned safe injection sites opening in Toronto, while one third disapprove (32%), and close to one fifth have no opinion (17%). Approving of the safe injection site plan is characteristic of the youngest (60%) and the oldest (59%), females (57%) rather than males (44%), in North York (56%), those in mid income groups ($60K to $80K - 57%), and among provincial Liberals (64%) and New Democrats (66%).


The plurality are opposed to the ‘pop-up’ safe injection site which operated in Moss Park recently (43%), while just a third approve (35%). More than one fifth don’t have an opinion (22%). Approval of this impromptu effort is common to boomers (55 to 64 - 41%), females (39%) rather than males (32%), in Toronto/East York (40%), among mid income groups ($60K to $80K - 43%) and among provincial Liberals (46%) and New Democrats (45%).

“It is clear the public is on the side of harm reduction and supports the safe injection site protocol designed by City Hall. They are not so keen on unsanctioned efforts” said Eli Yufest, CEO of Campaign Research. Eli may be reached at or at (647) 931 4025, ext. 109


This online poll was conducted between September 8 and 13, 2017 among a panel of 523 Toronto voters. A probability sample of this size would have a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3%, 19 out of 20 times.

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