Majority of Canadians say their country is ‘broken’ in survey

by ian

Ian Patrick, FISM News


Last Wednesday, Canadian Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre remarked that “it feels like everything is broken in this country right now.” According to a recent survey, two-thirds of the country agrees with his sentiment.

A survey from Leger Marketing and the National Post published on February 4 shows that 67% of Canadians believe their country is broken.  Of this group, 30% strongly agree with the statement and 38% somewhat agree.

Broken down by gender and age, the report says women “are statistically more likely to agree here, while men disagree, and it’s the 18-54 age group that is driving this feeling of brokenness.”

This feeling of despair may have something to do with Canada’s management. According to the same poll, 50% of Canadians feel at least somewhat angry for how their nation is being managed. Of that group, 20% listed themselves as very angry.

The reason for anger and disappointment is likely linked to a “disconnect between what Canadians believe are the most critical issues of the day and the frustration they feel about where they perceive the government is focusing efforts,” according to the Post.

According to the survey, “68% of Canadians report that rising costs and inflation/interest rates are most important when it comes to the issues impacting them and their families.” However, only 28% see this as a top priority for the government.

The second most critical issue to Canadians is the state of health care (59%). However, only 25% think the government is focused on this issue.

The data for this survey was gathered from a web survey conducted among 1,554 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, via Leger’s online panel, LEO. The data was collected from January 20 to 22, 2023.

FISM News has previously covered various actions from the Canadian government that have elicited negative responses from both Canadians and Americans. These include a handgun ban, the mistreatment of truckers in the Freedom Convoy, and the arrest of Pastor Artur Pawlowski.