Participation in political activities, 2003 and 2008
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|In the 12 months prior to the survey...||2003 †||2008||Change from 2003 to 2008|
|Searched for information on a political issue||24||27||3*|
|Volunteered for a political party||3||3||0|
|Expressed views on an issue by contacting a newspaper or a politician||14||13||-1*|
|Signed a petition||28||24||-3*|
|Boycotted or chose a product for ethical reasons||20||27||7*|
|Attended a public meeting||23||19||-4*|
|Spoke out at a public meeting||10||8||-2*|
|Participated in a protest or march||5||3||-2*|
|Was a member of a political party||5||6||1*|
† reference group
* statistically significant difference from the reference group at p < 0.05
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2003 and 2008.
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