Canadians more likely to think they will be worse than better off than last generation (Nanos Survey)
In a recent Nanos Research survey, Canadians were asked if they thought the next generation of Canadians would have a standard of living that is higher, the same or lower compared to the standard of living Canadians have today. Nationwide, Canadians were divided over this question but overall, they were more likely to believe that the next generation of Canadians will have a lower (37.3%) than higher (25.5%) standard of living. Of note, seniors were twice as pessimistic about the standard of living compared to younger Canadians (44.7% versus 22.8%). Also, Quebecers are more worried about a lower standard of living compared to other provinces. The differential between higher and lower is greater in Quebec in comparison to the national average (22.2 versus 11.8).
Canadians were also divided about the changes in work-life balance. Three in ten (31%) believed their work-life balance is better than their parents’, while the same proportion believed it is worse (30.4%) or the same (28.5%). Of note, those above the age of 60 were significantly more likely to believe their work-life balance is better (44.4%) than worse (21.4%) compared to their parents’.
Between May 10th and 12th, 2012, Nanos Research conducted a national random online survey of 1,000 Canadians 18 years of age and older. The data has been weighted using the latest Census results to ensure that the final sample group is representative of the Canadian populace and is estimated to be a true reflection of Canadian opinion at the time of the research.
Standard of living: Do you think the next generation of Canadians will have a standard of living that is higher, the same or lower than Canadians have today?
Work-life balance:Is your work-life balance better, the same or worse than the work-life balance of your parents?
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