In addition to campaigning with members of the public, politicians, media outlets and non-profits, a vital part of our work is researching opinion polls and analysing the latest statistics regarding free movement between the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Since becoming an internationally recognised organisation in 2015, the CFMO has achieved overwhelming support from the general public, and it is because of such support that opinion polls can be conducted and research regarding economic and social principles of free movement can be analysed. We are then able to use data from this research to advance our proposals, detail the benefits (and negatives) of current free movement models around the world, and provide detailed analysis to our supporters.
The latest statistics are detailed below:
YouGov poll, conducted in November 2015, 58% of the British public supported our proposals for free movement between the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with only 19% opposing and 23% uncertain. In comparison, 45% of those polled supported free movement between the UK and the USA, and 46% supported free movement between the UK and the European Union.
For a majority of the British public to support CANZUK free movement is, in itself, great to see, but even more so considering the November terrorist threats in Paris, Germany and Belgium, and the migrant crisis within Europe during this time, created increased demand from the British public to increase controls on their borders.
If we take the YouGov poll results and compare them with a poll conducted by CBC News in Canada, the results demonstrate a much more pronounced support for free movement.
Considering that these results were achieved throughout the course of 2015, the support for free movement is better demonstrated here, not only because of the large sample size, but also because YouGov's poll was conducted during a time of concern for national borders regarding the European terrorism threat and the migrant crisis.
In addition, should our supporters be concerned about the effects of the recent migrant crisis and terrorist threats in Europe, and how they may effect CANZUK free movement, we encourage them to review our criteria and conditions proposed for all citizens of the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which have been carefully established to ensure national security, economic compatibility and social assimilation for all those wishing to exercise their rights under a freedom of movement initiative.
The overwhelming support from the 192,900 people polled by CBC News is also reflected from the number of signatories on our online petition. As of November 22nd, 2015, over 104,600 people from across the world have signed and shown their support for our proposals, with signatories being shared equally among the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with respect to each country's population. Our petition has also received approval from numerous MPs, non-profits and organisations, and is continuing to grow in signatories every day.