Lethbridge residents continue to express more progressive attitudes towards most policy items measured in this six-item report.
Same-sex Marriage A clear majority of Lethbridge residents (77.3%) support same-sex marriages having equal legal status with traditional marriages. Support for same-sex marriage has increased significantly from only 33.5% in 2002 when we first asked Lethbridge residents about this issue.
Abortion Choice A clear majority of Lethbridge residents (81.7%) support a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion.
Capital Punishment A majority of Lethbridge residents (64.0%) support Canada reintroducing capital punishment for people convicted of first-degree murder.
Legal Medical Marijuana A substantial majority of Lethbridge residents (89.5%) support marijuana remaining legal for medical purposes.
Legal Recreational Marijuana Lethbridge residents are evenly split in their support for (50.0%) and opposition to (50.0%) legal recreational marijuana. Support has fluctuated over past two years after steadily increasing from only 31.5% in 2005.
Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide A substantial majority of Lethbridge residents support legal doctor-assisted suicide (79.5%).
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Policy Items Winter 2018 Lethbridge Opinion Study.pdf