Table 2
Canadians' perceptions of police, by selected characteristics, provinces, 2019


Table 2
Canadians' perceptions of police, by selected characteristics, provinces, 2019
Table summary
This table displays the results of Canadians' perceptions of police. The information is grouped by Selected characteristics (appearing as row headers), The local police do a good job of..., Enforcing the laws, Promptly responding to calls, Being approachable and easy to talk to, percent and 95% confidence interval, calculated using from and to units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Selected characteristics The local police do a good job of...
Enforcing the laws Promptly responding to calls Being approachable and easy to talk to
percent 95% confidence interval percent 95% confidence interval percent 95% confidence interval
from to from to from to
Total population 46 45 47 40 39 41 49 48 50
Age group (years)
15 to 24Table 2 Note  43 38 47 40 36 44 43 39 48
25 to 34 40 37 43 36 33 39 42 39 45
35 to 44 45 42 47 39 37 42 51Note * 48 53
45 to 54 48Note * 45 50 39 37 42 50Note * 47 53
55 to 64 50Note * 48 52 40 38 42 51Note * 49 53
65 to 74 51Note * 49 54 44 42 47 56Note * 53 58
75 and older 52Note * 49 55 45 42 48 56Note * 53 59
GenderTable 2 Note 1
MaleTable 2 Note  46 44 48 41 39 43 50 48 51
Female 47 45 48 39 37 41 49 47 50
Non-binary Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published
Sex
MaleTable 2 Note  46 44 48 41 39 43 50 48 51
Female 47 45 48 39 37 40 49 47 50
Marital status
MarriedTable 2 Note  47 45 48 39 38 41 50 49 52
Common-law 49 45 52 42 39 45 48 45 52
Widowed 51Note * 48 55 44Note * 41 48 57Note * 54 61
Separated 52 46 58 45 40 51 54 49 60
Divorced 49 46 53 41 38 45 54 51 58
Single, never married 43Note * 40 45 39 36 41 44Note * 41 47
Indigenous identity
Non-Indigenous personTable 2 Note  47 45 48 40 39 41 49 48 50
Indigenous person 39Note * 32 45 38 32 44 44 39 50
First Nations 36Note * 28 45 38 30 48 41 33 50
Métis 40 32 49 39 31 47 48 40 57
Inuit Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published
Visible minority status
Non-visible minorityTable 2 Note  Table 2 Note 2 49 48 51 41 39 42 53 51 54
Visible minority 40Note * 37 42 38 36 41 40Note * 38 43
South Asian 44 38 51 46 39 52 46Note * 40 52
Chinese 29Note * 24 34 28Note * 23 33 32Note * 27 37
Black 47 38 56 45 36 54 43Note * 35 52
Filipino 43 35 52 42 35 50 48 40 57
Arab 42 29 55 51 37 64 46 34 60
Latin American 37Note * 27 48 40 30 51 40Note * 30 51
Southeast Asian 35Note * 23 49 32 21 46 40 27 54
OtherTable 2 Note 3 43Note * 37 49 36 31 42 38Note * 33 44
Immigrant status
Non-immigrantTable 2 Note  47 46 48 39 38 41 50 49 52
Immigrant 45 42 47 41 38 43 46Note * 43 48
Recent immigrant 49 44 54 47Note * 42 52 50 45 56
Established immigrant (immigrated before 2010) 44Note * 41 47 39 36 42 45Note * 42 48
Non-permanent residents 45 33 57 51 39 63 49 37 62
Religion
No religionTable 2 Note  40 38 43 35 33 37 43 41 45
Christian religion 50Note * 49 52 43Note * 41 44 54Note * 52 55
Non-Christian religion 44 40 49 41Note * 37 45 43 38 48
Disability
Person without disabilityTable 2 Note  48 47 50 41 39 42 50 49 52
Person with disability 42Note * 40 44 39 37 40 47Note * 45 49
Physical disability 44Note * 42 46 38Note * 36 40 48 46 51
Mental/cognitive disability 39Note * 36 43 37Note * 34 40 43Note * 40 46
Sexual orientation
HeterosexualTable 2 Note  47 46 48 40 39 41 50 49 51
Lesbian or gay 42 34 50 41 33 50 47 39 55
Bisexual 25Note * 18 35 40 29 52 34Note * 25 44
Sexual orientation n.e.c.Table 2 Note 4 36 19 56 34 18 54 24Note * 14 38
Highest level of education
No high school diplomaTable 2 Note  49 45 52 44 40 48 52 48 55
High school diploma 46 44 48 40 38 43 50 48 53
College or trade diploma 47 45 49 40Note * 38 42 51 49 53
University diploma or higher 46 44 48 39Note * 37 41 47Note * 45 48
Main activity
EmployedTable 2 Note  45 44 46 38 37 40 47 46 49
Looking for paid work 34 21 50 31 18 47 34 22 49
Going to school 49 41 57 49Note * 41 56 52 45 60
Retired 52Note * 50 54 44Note * 42 46 55Note * 53 57
At homeTable 2 Note 5 42 37 47 39 34 44 47 42 52
Other 48 40 56 45 36 54 61Note * 52 69
Contact with police
Did not have contact in the past 12 monthsTable 2 Note  47 45 48 39 38 41 47 46 49
Had contact in the past 12 months 45 43 47 41 39 43 53Note * 51 55
Positive contact 50Note * 48 52 44Note * 42 47 58Note * 56 60
Negative contact 15Note * 12 19 16Note * 13 21 17Note * 13 21

Table 2
Canadians' perceptions of police, by selected characteristics, provinces, 2019
Table summary
This table displays the results of Canadians' perceptions of police. The information is grouped by Selected characteristics (appearing as row headers), The local police do a good job of..., Supplying information to the public on ways to prevent crime, Ensuring the safety of the citizens in the area, Treating people fairly, percent and 95% confidence interval, calculated using from and to units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Selected characteristics The local police do a good job of...
Supplying information to the public on ways to prevent crime Ensuring the safety of the citizens in the area Treating people fairly
percent 95% confidence interval percent 95% confidence interval percent 95% confidence interval
from to from to from to
Total population 37 36 38 44 43 46 42 41 43
Age group (years)
15 to 24Table 2 Note  34 30 39 44 39 48 40 36 44
25 to 34 30 28 33 40 37 44 37 34 40
35 to 44 36 33 38 43 41 46 42 40 45
45 to 54 35 33 37 44 41 47 42 39 44
55 to 64 39Note * 37 42 44 42 47 40 38 43
65 to 74 46Note * 43 48 49Note * 47 51 46Note * 44 49
75 and older 46Note * 43 48 50Note * 48 53 49Note * 46 52
GenderTable 2 Note 1
MaleTable 2 Note  37 36 39 45 44 47 43 42 45
Female 37 36 39 44 42 45 40Note * 38 42
Non-binary Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published
Sex
MaleTable 2 Note  37 36 39 45 44 47 44 42 45
Female 37 36 39 44 42 45 40Note * 38 41
Marital status
MarriedTable 2 Note  38 37 40 44 43 46 42 41 44
Common-law 36 33 39 47 44 50 41 38 44
Widowed 46Note * 42 49 48Note * 45 52 47Note * 43 51
Separated 43 38 49 48 42 54 45 39 50
Divorced 38 35 42 46 42 49 40 37 44
Single, never married 34Note * 31 36 43 40 45 40 37 42
Indigenous identity
Non-Indigenous personTable 2 Note  37 36 38 45 44 46 42 41 43
Indigenous person 38 32 44 42 36 49 41 35 47
First Nations 38 30 46 40 32 48 37 29 46
Métis 39 31 48 45 37 54 46 37 55
Inuit Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published
Visible minority status
Non-visible minorityTable 2 Note  Table 2 Note 2 39 38 41 47 46 48 45 43 46
Visible minority 31Note * 29 34 39Note * 36 41 34Note * 31 36
South Asian 33Note * 28 39 41 35 47 37Note * 31 43
Chinese 22Note * 17 27 25Note * 21 30 28Note * 24 33
Black 40 32 48 51 42 60 32Note * 24 41
Filipino 41 33 49 48 40 56 45 37 54
Arab 26Note * 16 38 46 33 60 38 26 52
Latin American 30 21 41 31Note * 22 41 37 26 49
Southeast Asian 27Note * 16 40 34 22 48 25Note * 15 38
OtherTable 2 Note 3 33Note * 27 39 42 36 48 31Note * 26 36
Immigrant status
Non-immigrantTable 2 Note  38 36 39 45 44 46 43 42 44
Immigrant 35 33 38 42 40 45 38Note * 36 41
Recent immigrant 39 34 45 51Note * 46 57 48 43 53
Established immigrant (immigrated before 2010) 34Note * 32 37 40Note * 37 43 36Note * 33 38
Non-permanent residents 42 30 55 51 39 63 47 35 59
Religion
No religionTable 2 Note  31 29 33 39 37 41 36 34 38
Christian religion 42Note * 40 43 49Note * 47 50 46Note * 45 48
Non-Christian religion 31 27 35 40 36 45 35 31 39
Disability
Person without disabilityTable 2 Note  38 36 39 46 45 48 43 42 45
Person with disability 37 35 38 41Note * 39 43 39Note * 37 41
Physical disability 38 36 40 41Note * 39 43 40Note * 38 42
Mental/cognitive disability 33Note * 30 37 38Note * 35 41 36Note * 33 39
Sexual orientation
HeterosexualTable 2 Note  38 36 39 45 44 46 42 41 43
Lesbian or gay 31 24 39 39 31 48 38 30 47
Bisexual 29 19 41 33Note * 24 44 36 26 48
Sexual orientation n.e.c.Table 2 Note 4 30 14 52 36 20 55 30 14 51
Highest level of education
No high school diplomaTable 2 Note  41 37 44 49 45 52 49 46 53
High school diploma 39 37 42 46 43 48 41Note * 39 44
College or trade diploma 39 37 41 46 44 48 43Note * 41 45
University diploma or higher 33Note * 31 35 42Note * 40 44 39Note * 37 41
Main activity
EmployedTable 2 Note  35 33 36 43 42 44 40 39 41
Looking for paid work 35 22 50 37 23 53 30 18 45
Going to school 43Note * 35 51 50 42 58 43 36 51
Retired 45Note * 43 47 49Note * 47 51 47Note * 45 49
At homeTable 2 Note 5 39 34 44 42 37 47 41 36 46
Other 37 30 45 46 37 54 48 40 57
Contact with police
Did not have contact in the past 12 monthsTable 2 Note  37 36 39 45 43 46 41 40 43
Had contact in the past 12 months 37 36 39 44 42 46 42 40 44
Positive contact 41Note * 39 43 48Note * 46 50 46Note * 44 48
Negative contact 12Note * 9 16 16Note * 12 20 16Note * 12 20
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