News Release - January 23, 2001
Saskatchewan is a great place to live, work and do business. Eighty-three per
cent of respondents agreed with that statement and 16 per cent disagreed
according to a government poll conducted in December.
When asked if Saskatchewan should have an official sport, 36 per cent said
yes. The majority of those respondents suggested curling be the official sport
(47 per cent) with hockey in second place (31 per cent).
Polling was conducted by Doug Fast and Associates of Saskatoon in October and
December. There was no poll in November.
The October poll found widespread support for the province's education system.
A large majority of respondents (82 per cent) said they are happy with the
quality of elementary school education. More than three quarters (78 per cent)
think the quality of secondary or high school education is adequate or better
Most respondents (73 per cent) think our post-secondary education and skills
training system is the same or better than the rest of the country. Eighty-
five per cent think the quality of education in those programs is adequate or
better than adequate.
The most commonly named barrier to accessing a post-secondary education was the
cost of tuition (30 per cent). And most respondents (48 per cent) would advise
a young person to choose technical training as opposed to university.
Of those polled in October, 15 per cent of respondents had some high school or
less, 22 per cent had completed high school, 27 per cent had some technical or
university, 18 per cent had a technical diploma and 18 per cent had a
The omnibus polling for October and December cost $41,439.
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