Source: Toronto Star
by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
A recent Nanos opinion survey suggests that most Canadians are satisfied with the CBC and opposed to massive government cuts.
Opinion research has shown that Canadians are concerned about the deficit and want Ottawa to get it under control. But which public programs do Canadians want to see cut?
There is wide speculation that the Harper government will target the CBC for cuts that are greater than those imposed on other departments and agencies because of the strong ideological opposition to public broadcasting that seems to be present in the Conservative caucus.
But what is the appetite among Canadians for deep cuts to the CBC?
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting set out to answer this question by commissioning Nanos Research to conduct an online survey of 1004 Canadians.
Here are highlights of the survey, the full findings of which can found here.
© Toronto Star
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