A new poll suggests more than 60 per cent of Saskatchewan people believe aboriginal people don't pay enough taxes.

The University of Saskatchewan's Social Sciences Research Lab asked a question on that subject as part of a survey of 1,750 people March 5-19.

The Taking the Pulse survey found that 36.7 per cent of people strongly agree with the following statement: "Aboriginal people do not pay enough taxes in Saskatchewan."

Another 26.7 per cent somewhat agree with that statement.

A smaller portion either somewhat disagree (13.9 per cent) or strongly disagree (9.9 per cent) that aborginal people don't pay enough taxes.

The survey asked 60 questions, including several dealing with aboriginal issues.

More than any other question, the one on aboriginal taxation generated the most "Don't know" responses: 11.7 per cent. Another 1.1 per cent refused to answer the question.

The Taking the Pulse project is a collaboration of the U of S, CBC, the StarPhoenix and the Leader-Post. With a sample size of 1,750, the poll is considered accurate to within 2.34 per cent, 19 times out of 20.


Most people believe aboriginal people don't pay enough taxes, according to the University of Saskatchewan's Taking the Pulse Survey.