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Recent Polls

We have been asking U-Reporters for their perspectives and opinions on various issues. Here are some of the results from the most recent polls.

HOW MANY YOUTH WITH JOBS PAY TAXES

On June 11, we deployed our first U-Report Canada test poll. For this poll, we wanted to know how many youth with jobs pay taxes. We learned that 74% of young respondents are currently employed.

These results will be used to support our continuing advocacy for young people’s right to vote and their right to information.

WHAT U-REPORTERS THINK ABOUT GOVERNMENT'S PROGRESS

Leading up to an election year, we asked young people for their thoughts on how government is working towards improving different areas. Here's what they had to say…

These results will be used to put young people's priorities at the forefront of our advocacy work and work with decision-makers to prioritize issues that matter to youth.

YOUTH INCLUSION IN POLITICS

In Canada, young people represent a large constituency of citizens who don’t vote and who are rarely heard, but who are directly impacted by public policy. Leading into an election year, we asked young people to tell us how they felt included in political discourse. Here's what they had to say…  

These results will be used to elevate youth voice and priorities in our advocacy work with decision-makers. Young people have the right to be listened to, help governments solve these challenges and be given priority among other interests, by all political parties and by voters, during and after the federal election.

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

We asked young people how much they knew about children’s rights. Here's what they had to say…

These results will be used to put young people's priorities at the forefront of our advocacy work and work with decision-makers to prioritize issues that matter to youth.

BASIC NEEDS

In this poll, we asked U-Reporters about access to their basic needs. We similar questions to the ones Statistics Canada is using in their Market Basket Measure (MBM) consultation to include young people's perspectives in the consultation. The MBM is a measure of low income based on the cost of a specified basket of goods and services representing a modest, basic standard of living.  

These results will be used to include young people's perspectives on basic needs in the Market Basket Measure consultation and work with decision-makers to prioritize issues that matter to youth.