Abacus asked 1,003 Canadians to give their views about the best way to finance the CBC. Fifty-three per cent of Canadians said it should continue as a non-profit organization - it should sell ads if it can, and make the rest up through contributions from viewers. That's similar to the PBS model in the United States, a public broadcaster that has regular telethons where people who like their brand of programming (and politics) can prove it by cutting a cheque.
It's sensible - which is why 53% of Canadians want it
A sizeable minority of Canadians don't even want the non-profit model - 39% of Canadians want to privatize the CBC altogether, as opposed to keeping it as a Crown corporation.
Harry wrote:I find it difficult to believe this poll. Everyone I have spoken with over the past year are furious that the CBC is getting $1.1+ billion every year. No one has said they were happy with it.
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