What are the least favorite countries for Canadians?

A new survey shows Canadians have favorable and positive views of the UK, Italy, Japan and France, “all things considered.” about these countries.

The poll by Research Co. The survey showed the UK topping the list with 74% of Canadians expressing a positive opinion, up 1 percentage point from the same survey conducted in May 2022. positive point. Favorable opinion on Italy is 71% (down 2 points) according to the new survey.

Following Italy, Japan and France appear to have the most positive reputations for Canadians, with 70% of respondents saying they have a positive view of these countries (up one point each). .

Compared to the survey in May, those with a positive view of Germany fell one percentage point, but the country remains popular with Canadians with 69% of respondents saying they have a positive view. about Germany in the new survey.

In the online survey, 1,000 Canadian adults were asked their opinions about 15 different countries, including Russia and North Korea. These two countries are at the bottom of the list with only 11% of respondents favoring either country.

Mario Canseco, president of Research Co., said in a press release: “More than nine in 10 Canadians aged 55 and over (93%) currently hold a negative view of the Russian Federation. to 54 years old (78 percent) and 18 to 34 years old (68 percent) feel the same way.”

According to the survey, fewer Canadians (23%) have a positive view of Saudi Arabia, down one percentage point from the May survey. When it comes to China, 18% of Canadians (down 2 points) have a positive view, while 13% (down 3 points) have a positive view of Iran.

Analyzing the data by region, 24% of people in Atlantic Canada, 21% in Ontario and 18% in Alberta have a positive view of China. The survey found that 16% of people in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as 13% in Quebec, felt the same way.

Nearly three-fifths of Canadians (57%, down 2 points) expressed sympathy for South Korea, while 49% (down 1 point) rated Mexico well and 41% (4 points increased) rated India well. .

According to the survey, Venezuela is also among the countries with fewer Canadians with a more positive view (30%, down 1 point).

In the middle of the list, the United States looks favorable to most Canadians (54%, down 2 points), while less than 2 in 5 Canadians (39%, up 4 points) have negative feelings towards neighboring countries. Southern.

55% of people in Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Ontario have a positive view of the United States, while 52% of people in British Columbia, 50% in Alberta, and 48% of residents of Saskatchewan and Manitoba feel the same way.


The survey was conducted online from January 2 to January 4. One thousand Canadian adults participated in the survey. “The data have been weighted according to Canadian census data by age, sex and region. The margin of error—a measure of a sample’s variability—is +/- 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20,” according to Research Co.

Reporting for this story was paid for through the Meta-funded Afghan Journalists Project in Residence.

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