May 30, 2022 – A new survey conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of the Ontario College of Family Physicians reveals that – when informed that 1.3 million residents of the province do not have a family doctor – eight-in-ten Ontarians (80%) feel that this is either a crisis for Ontario’s health care system (34%) or a major problem (46%).
Moreover, nine-in-ten Ontarians want the provincial government to ensure that every Ontarian that needs a family doctor has access to one, regardless of who wins the Ontario provincial election.
These are some of the results of an online survey conducted from May 16-18, 2022 on behalf of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. The survey was conducted amongst a reliable, randomly-selected sample of N=816 adult Ontarians. Online surveys do not permit the assignment of a margin of error, but a probability sample of this size would carry a margin of error of +/-3.4%, 19 times out of 20.