New Survey Highlights Issues Of Importance To Indigenous Peoples Leading Up To The Federal Election

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has released a survey of Indigenous peoples focusing on their concerns leading up to the October 21st federal election. Conducted by Environics Research, this study marks the first Indigenous-specific snapshot of voters in the 2019 campaign; and surveyed 1,024 people self-identifying as First Nations, Inuit or Métis.

The study explored and highlighted a range of topics and issues of importance to Indigenous peoples, including:

  • 55% say drinking water quality is an extremely important issue to them in the upcoming federal election.
  • 49% say access to high-quality health care that is culturally appropriate is an extremely important issue when deciding who to vote for.
  • 49% say Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (#MMIWG) is an extremely important issue when deciding who to vote for.

Watch VP of Corporate and Public Affairs Sarah Roberton speak with APTN National News in more depth about the survey and share her insights about the results below.

About the study

This study was conducted by Environics Research between September 4 and 13, 2019 using a mixed-mode sample of 1,024 Indigenous Peoples of voting age (18+). Special care was taken at the questionnaire design stage to maximize the comparability of the data collected through the self-completion (online) and interviewer-assisted (telephone) methodologies.

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