Looks like the same can be said for Canada where a recent poll found that a huge 75% of Canadians support the Right to Repair.
Support is high regardless of party identification, age, gender, or region.
Here it is by party identification:
||Green, Bloc or Other
||NDP (social democrats)
It further found that the more people know about the right to repair, the more they support it and, interestingly, are less likely to oppose it.
Finally, it also asked about Canadian’s history with discarding broken devices:
Over three-quarters (76%) of Canadians have discarded or replaced a broken device because of a repairable issue: The most common scenarios were discarding/replacing a device simply because of a broken/cracked screen (44% have done so) or a weak/dead battery (42% have done so).
The report was carried out by Innovative Research Group and commissioned by OpenMedia and iFixit, who have a more detailed write up.
Find the full report here [PDF 763 kb]
@Janet, this is probably the equivalent ‘key’ question they asked:
Proposed ‘Right to Repair’ legislation would require manufacturers of electronic devices, appliances, and machinery to make information, parts, and tools necessary for repairs available to consumers and independent repair shops at a reasonable price. Based on what you know or your first impression, would you support or oppose the federal government passing a ‘Right to Repair’ law in Canada?
It looks like it was preceded by the more basic:
How familiar are you with the concept of ‘Right to Repair’ when it comes to electronic devices, appliances, or machinery?