February 2, 2023 — New polling from Pollara Strategic Insights shows Canadians conceptually support safe injection sites, but are more hesitant about one potentially opening in their community. While 62% of Canadians feel that safe injection sites save lives and 51% support governments funding them, only 41% would support a safe injection site opening in their community.
Quebecers are the most supportive of governments funding safe injection sites (58%), and are the most open to one opening in their community (53%).
There is a partisan skew on this issue, with around two-thirds of Liberal, NDP and Bloc voters supportive of safe injection sites, compared to one-third of Conservative and PPC voters.
See the full findings and survey methodology in our report, and additional analysis and commentary by Paul Wells at his Substack.