67% SAY CHILD CARE FACILITIES SHOULD SHUN UNVACCINATED

February 6th, 2015. A new Mainstreet Technologies poll of 3,022 Ontarians finds 67% want child
care facilities to refuse unvaccinated children. The poll carries an overall margin of error of
+/- 1.78%, 19/20.
"58% of residents don’t believe parents should have a say in whether their children are
vaccinated or not”, said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Technologies. "Those numbers
don’t surprise me with the amount of coverage measles has been receiving in the news.
Ontarians are mostly supportive of Ontario’s policy to ensure children in school are vaccinated
but they are even more supportive of child care facilities refusing unvaccinated children - 60%
support the measure and that rises to 67% of decided residents."



30% say parents should be able to decide against vaccinating their children.
53% agree schools should turn away unvaccinated children.
20% agree vaccines could cause autism, 19% neither agree or disagree with the statement.
60% agree serious health impacts loom if children are not vaccinated.

"What’s concerning is 20% of residents agree vaccines could cause autism, and that 15% don’t
believe lower immunizations rates will cause serious health problems. There are many children
who cannot be immunized and who are depending on herd immunity for their well-being,”
finished Maggi.
-30For more information or further comment:
David Valentin,(613) 698-5524 - david@mainstreettechnologies.ca
Available for interview from Toronto:
Quito Maggi, quito@mainstreettechnologies.ca
Methodology
The poll surveyed a random sample of 3,022 Ontario residents by Interactive Voice Response
(IVR) on February 4th, 2015. Margins of error are greater for regional numbers.
About Mainstreet Technologies
Mainstreet Technologies is an emerging national public research firm. With 20 years of political
experience at all three levels of government, President and CEO Quito Maggi is a respected
commentator on Canadian public affairs.
Mainstreet has provided accurate snapshots of public opinion, having predicted a majority PC
government in Alberta, a majority Liberal government in British Columbia, and a majority Liberal
government in Ontario. Most recently, Mainstreet was the most accurate pollster in the Toronto
municipal election.

Thinking about Vaccines, like the Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine,
do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Parents should be able to decide against vaccinating their children.
COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
BREAKDOWNS

MARGIN OF ERROR: +/- 1.78%, 19/20
TOTAL RESPONDENTS: 3,022
*NEITHER AGREE OR DISAGREE

18-34 35-49 50-64 65+
5%
8%
10% 30%
24% 20%
15% 17%
4%
4%
17% 30%
2%
1%
7%
4%
65% 67%
51% 18%
492
835
847 848

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
SAMPLE

North
10%
20%
13%
4%
52%
299

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
SAMPLE

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE

11%
19%
12%
4%
54%

13%
22%
4%
61%

East
13%
19%
13%
3%
51%
593

SW
9%
21%
11%
2%
56%
411

Male
12%
20%
11%
4%
53%
1404
SC
10%
19%
12%
5%
53%
414

Female
11%
19%
12%
3%
55%
1618
905
11%
17%
11%
3%
57%
581

416
13%
20%
12%
5%
51%
724

Thinking about Vaccines, like the Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine,
do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Schools should refuse unvaccinated children.
COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
BREAKDOWNS

MARGIN OF ERROR: +/- 1.78%, 19/20
TOTAL RESPONDENTS: 3,022
*NEITHER AGREE OR DISAGREE

18-34 35-49 50-64 65+
41% 48% 38% 30%
4%
9%
23% 19%
8%
6%
15% 26%
21%
24%
16% 12%
26%
13%
9% 13%
492
835
847 848

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
SAMPLE

North
38%
15%
12%
20%
14%
299

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
SAMPLE

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE

40%
13%
12%
19%
15%

46%
15%
22%
18%

East
42%
12%
14%
19%
13%
593

SW
42%
12%
11%
17%
17%
411

Male
39%
13%
14%
19%
15%
1404
SC
41%
12%
12%
18%
17%
414

Female
41%
13%
11%
19%
15%
1618
905
42%
13%
12%
19%
14%
581

416
36%
13%
13%
21%
17%
724

Thinking about Vaccines, like the Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine,
do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Child Care facilities should refuse unvaccinated children.
COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
BREAKDOWNS

MARGIN OF ERROR: +/- 1.78%, 19/20
TOTAL RESPONDENTS: 3,022
*NEITHER AGREE OR DISAGREE

18-34 35-49 50-64 65+
56% 55% 43% 40%
1%
5%
19% 20%
7%
6%
13% 23%
17%
22%
18% 12%
19%
12%
8%
4%
492
835
847 848

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
SAMPLE

North
51%
9%
9%
19%
12%
299

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
SAMPLE

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE

50%
10%
11%
18%
12%

56%
11%
20%
13%

Male
49%
10%
12%
18%
11%
1404

Female
50%
10%
10%
18%
12%
1618

East SW SC 905 416
50% 50% 51% 52% 46%
11% 9% 9% 11%
11%
12% 10% 11% 10% 13%
18% 16% 17% 18% 19%
10% 13% 12% 11% 11%
411 414 581 724
593

Thinking about Vaccines, like the Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine,
do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Some vaccines can cause autism.
COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
BREAKDOWNS

MARGIN OF ERROR: +/- 1.78%, 19/20
TOTAL RESPONDENTS: 3,022
*NEITHER AGREE OR DISAGREE

18-34 35-49 50-64 65+
0%
2%
2%
4%
27%
19%
12% 9%
7%
8%
24% 50%
27% 20% 14% 7%
39% 50% 47% 29%
492
835
847 848

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
SAMPLE

North
2%
18%
21%
18%
41%
299

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
SAMPLE

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE

2%
18%
19%
18%
43%

2%
22%
23%
53%

East
4%
16%
21%
18%
41%
593

SW
2%
17%
18%
17%
45%
411

Male
2%
17%
18%
20%
43%
1404
SC
3%
18%
17%
21%
42%
414

Female
2%
19%
20%
17%
42%
1618
905
1%
20%
18%
20%
41%
581

416
1%
17%
21%
16%
44%
724

Thinking about Vaccines, like the Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine,
do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
A drop in the vaccination of children will have serious health impacts.
COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
BREAKDOWNS

MARGIN OF ERROR: +/- 1.78%, 19/20
TOTAL RESPONDENTS: 3,022
*NEITHER AGREE OR DISAGREE

18-34 35-49 50-64 65+
21%
43% 54% 48%
16%
17%
20% 25%
41%
25%
15% 14%
4%
4%
2%
7%
18%
10%
10% 6%
492
835
847 848

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
SAMPLE

North
39%
21%
25%
2%
12%
299

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
NEITHER A/D*
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE
SAMPLE

COMPLETELY AGREE
SOMEWHAT AGREE
SOMEWHAT DISAGREE
STRONGLY DISAGREE

41%
19%
25%
4%
11%

54%
25%
5%
15%

Male
41%
18%
24%
5%
11%
1404

Female
40%
19%
26%
3%
12%
1618

East SW SC 905 416
40% 39% 40 40% 44%
19% 20% % 17% 19%
26% 25% 18% 28% 21%
2% 27% 4% 5%
5%
10% 13% 3% 12% 10%
411 11% 581 724
593