Women are prouder to be Canadian than men: Poll

A new DART Insight poll finds that women are more proud to be Canadian than men are. 

Leading up to Canada Day, more than 5,300 Canadians were asked how patriotic they feel, and although the poll didn't dig deeper into political and policy dynamic, there's some thought to the fact that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government's focus on feminism could be one of the reasons why women are more likely to be proud of their country than men. 

A total of 67 per cent of women - versus 59 per cent of men - felt the most pride to call themselves a Canadian. 

Across the board, DART found that 90 per cent of those polled were patriotic, with the highest numbers in Atlantic Canada (95 per cent). 

Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C. all came in at 93 per cent, while Alberta and Quebec appear to feel the least proud, at 87 per cent and 81 per cent respectively.  

When asked about just how proud they are, the most intense pride was found in Ontario (73 per cent), with the Prairie provinces, B.C. and Atlantic Canada all around 70 per cent. Again, Alberta and Quebec - the latter at a low 41 per cent - feel the least amount of pride when it comes to their Canadian identity.

Moving south of the border 

Perhaps the most interesting question posed to respondents - would you move to the United States - found that one in six Canadians would do it if given the choice, and one in 20 would strongly consider a move.

Women would be less likely (12 per cent) than men (21 per cent) to make the move, while Millennials (23 per cent) would be more likely than Baby Boomers (3 per cent) to take off and leave. 

Regionally, more than one in five Albertans would move south of the border, followed by those in Quebec (18 per cent). B.C.-based Canadians were the least likely - just over one in 10. 

Other findings

  • Baby Boomers feel more pride than Generation X, with Millennials scoring the lowest.
  • Education doesn't seem to be a factor in how proud one is to be Canadian.
  • Those who earn over $100,000 a year are most proud, followed by middle income and then lower income Canadians. 

You can read the full poll results here

The survey was conducted among 5,357 randomly selected Canadians between June 8 and 13, 2018 and is accurate to within +/ - 1.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.