More Canadians believe that Bigfoot exists than believe politicians' promises at election time. So says a survey of 1,000 Canadians conducted by Praxicus Public Strategies Inc. for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
The respondent were asked: "Which is more likely to happen... Politicians will keep their election promises or scientists will prove the existence of Bigfoot?"
According to the results, 58 per cent said Bigfoot, 27 per cent opted for promises while 15 per cent were undecided. The results are considered accurate to within plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
"You know Canadians are cynical about politicians' promises when twice as many of them would bet on the existence of a mythical creature like Bigfoot," stated CTF acting national director Adam Taylor. "But who can blame them? Politicians always promise the moon and the stars during an election. Some even promise they can cut taxes and dramatically increase spending, all while maintaining a balanced budget."
The survey was done to bolster the federation's position that there should be balanced budget legislation.
- Richard Brennan