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Most Canadians very proud to be Canadian, finds survey (POLL)

Daily Hive Staff Oct 03, 2016 6:00 am

Most Canadians are proud to be from the True North Strong and Free, and feel great about their country, according to a new poll by Angus Reid.

In partnership with the CBC, the non-profit, non-partisan polling company surveyed 3,904 Canadians in an online poll from September 6 to September 12.

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Some 79% of respondents said they were at least proud to be Canadian; in fact, 52% said they were very proud to be a Canuck.

Unsurprisingly, we Canadians are a happy bunch. The poll found 78% of respondents thought Canada has a good or very good reputation internationally.

Meanwhile, Canadians are also very satisfied with life here – with most people surveyed feeling welcome in their communities, and happy with access to health care and education.

There is one slight concern on the horizon though it seems.

While¬†76% of those surveyed were¬†optimistic about their own futures, only 44%¬†felt the same about the next generation’s chances.

Conflicted Canucks

Of course, while¬†we Canadians are known for our¬†upbeat nature, we are also pretty conflicted – and that is reflected in the survey’s findings.

Even though most poll respondents seemed to be pretty happy with the state of affairs here, some 66% said it seems like the values they care about are losing ground.

At the same time, most of those polled were apparently progressive, thinking end-of-life choices should be easier, and supporting greater acceptance of the LGBTQ community.

In another contradiction, while 57% said environmental protection was more important than economic growth, 68% backed¬†Alberta’s environmentally controversial oil patch¬†because of its contribution to the economy.

And somehow, even though 67% of respondents were satisfied with how well new immigrants integrate here, 68% said they should do more to fit in.

Thankfully, Canadians’ feelings towards people of different cultures and faiths is very tolerant.¬†73% said they would not feel uncomfortable if their child planned to marry someone from a different cultural or religious background.


Daily Hive Staff
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