The Royal LePage Housing Affordability Election Survey highlights new data pertaining to the housing affordability crisis and its impact on Canadians’ voting decisions in the upcoming federal election. This survey is part of a broader campaign to keep the importance of increasing supply as part of the national dialogue in the run up to the election.
Key highlights from the survey include:
- 57% of Canadians aged 18-34 say a candidate’s position on tackling housing affordability will influence their vote in the upcoming federal election (40% overall).
- 47% of Canadians with children in their household say a candidate’s position on tackling housing affordability will influence their vote, compared to 38% of those without children in the home.
- 84% of respondents are concerned that, with rising home prices, an increasing number of Canadians will never be homeowners; that number is even higher among those who say a candidate’s position on housing affordability will influence their vote (96%).
“The 2021 federal election has seen housing policy become a headline priority and key leadership promise in all major party platforms. Royal LePage is encouraged to see that addressing housing shortages is a top priority, a sign that concerned Canadians are being heard,” said Phil Soper, president and CEO, Royal LePage. “While tax and grant programs can benefit new buyers in small ways, only by addressing the supply shortage will we get at the root cause of this crisis.”
Read the full press release here.