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What you’re thinking: finding religion and lost in traffic

People on the Prairies are more religious and Quebecers are bleaker when it comes to the economy


 

British Columbia: People in B.C. have far less confidence in the police than those in the rest of Canada, according to a recent poll. Just 27 per cent of B.C. respondents trust the RCMP, while 28 per cent expressed confidence in municipal police forces. The Canadian average for support of local and provincial cops was 40 per cent.

Manitoba: God lives on the Prairies. According to a recent poll, people in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are the most religiously inclined in Canada. Fifty four per cent of respondents from those provinces said religion is important to them, compared to 42 per cent among Canadians as a whole, while 79 per cent from the Prairies professed a belief in God.

Ontario: A recent survey found nearly two-thirds of people in the Greater Toronto area feel their daily commute is “detrimental” to their quality of life. It’s little surprise, then, that 70 per cent would pay a toll or higher taxes if they knew the money would be spent on transit that would ease traffic, according to the poll. Another option: work from home—which 95 per cent would prefer to do.

Quebec: When it comes to the economy, nobody in Canada has a bleaker outlook than Quebecers, according to a new poll. The survey found that 43 per cent of people in Quebec expect their provincial economy to be stronger one year from now. At 55 per cent, Quebecers also expressed the weakest showing of confidence in their provincial government.

Nova Scotia: People in Nova Scotia and the other Atlantic provinces are more concerned than other Canadians about growing income inequality, according to a recent survey. The poll found 81 per cent of Atlantic Canadians consider inequality a problem. Conversely, 70 per cent of Albertans were concerned about the income gap, the lowest number in the country. The Canadian average was 77 per cent.


 

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