2016 Not a Good Year – Survey
Prince George, B.C. – A new Angus Reid poll shows most Canadians will be happy to see 2016 come to an end.
Asked whether the year has been good or bad for themselves, their country, and the world at large, the survey shows Canadians take a dim view of all three. Equal numbers say the year was good and bad on a personal level, while Canadians are more likely to say 2016 was bad for Canada than to say it was good. They feel even more negatively about the year’s impact on the United States and the rest of the world.
- Some two-in-three Canadians (65%) say the year in which Americans elected Donald Trump president was a bad one for their neighbours to the south
- More than half (53%) say 2016 was bad for their own individual province, and more Canadians say it was bad for their country (38%) than good (25%)
- Canadians are split over whether the last 12 months have been good to them personally, though those under age 35 are more positive about the year they’ve had
poll graphic courtesy Angus Reid