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Majority of Canadians feel that the country is doing worse under Justin Trudeau

Among those who feel that the country is heading in the wrong direction are the elderly, low and middle-income Canadians, Albertans, and the least educated.
Cosmin Dzsurdzsa Montreal, QC

A public opinion poll by Forum Research indicates that a majority of Canadians (52%) think that Canada is doing worse than ever before. Of that portion, one third (29%) said that the country is doing “much worse.”

Among those who feel that the country is heading in the wrong direction are the elderly, low and middle-income Canadians, Albertans, and the least educated.

According to the poll, 56% of Canadians aged 45-64 feel that Canada is doing worse under Trudeau. Canadians across economic lines also indicate that they are concerned with the country’s direction, including those earning $20k-$40k (54%), $40-60k (56%), and $80k-$100k (54%). Those living in Alberta

Conservatives, males and people concerned with immigration were also part of this group.

On the other hand, less than half (48%) of respondents think the country is doing better than before. Young people, those with post-graduate degrees, the least wealthy and upper-middle-class Canadians, feel that the country is heading in the right direction.

Of those, only one sixth (15%) believe that the country is doing “much better”.

The results show that 51% of those 18 to 34 and 52% of those 35 to 44 think the country is doing better. Economically, the least wealthy (54%) and those earning $60k to $80k (56%) are optimistic. Post-graduates (59%) and Canadians from Atlantic Canada are also part of this group (60%).

Liberals, females, and those most concerned with the environment also viewed the direction of the country positively.

Cosmin Dzsurdzsa
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