OTTAWA – Canadians are feeling the pressure with fears of rising inflation, climate change and pandemics, according to a new Nanos Research survey.
The results of the poll conducted by CTV News showed that 36% of respondents were most worried about inflation, while 30% listed the threat of climate change as their top worry, and 29% says that the pandemic is constantly at the top of their list.
Another three percent answered mediation with Indigenous Peoples, while two percent remained uncertain.
“It doesn’t look like it’s going right, right now for Canadians,” said Nanos Research pollster Nik Nanos on CTV News Channel’s Power Play on Thursday. “It’s like a trio of pain and anxiety.”
Nanos point to soaring costs of gas and essential goods, devastating BC floods and the growing threat of the Omicron variant creating concern.
“I think [Canadians] Nanos said.
According to the poll, younger Canadians are more likely to worry about inflation than older Canadians, while older Canadians are more likely to worry about the pandemic than younger Canadians.
Nanos conducted an online randomized survey between RDD dual-frame phones (land and cell) and an online randomized survey of 1,010 Canadians, ages 18 and older, between 27 and November 29, 2021 as part of a bus survey. Participants were randomly recruited by phone using live agents and conducted an online survey. Samples include both soil and cell lines across Canada. The results have been statistically checked and weighted for age and sex using the latest Census information and a sample geographically stratified to represent Canada.
Individuals are randomly called by random dialing with up to five callbacks.
The margin of error for this survey is ±3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
The study was commissioned by CTV News and the study was conducted by Nanos Research.
Note: Charts may not add up to 100 due to rounding.