Is Canada Broken?

March 7, 2024

Last year, Leger did a poll that asked if Canada was broken after a politician had said that everything in the country seemed to be broken. This year, we have decided to ask that question and see how much has changed since 2023. This year, we surveyed Canadians from February 23 to 25, 2024.

Download the report to learn more.

Highlights from our study include…

  • Canadians are angry about how the federal government is managing the country. In fact, 27% are very angry.
  • Rising costs and inflation are of utmost importance to Canadians, with 34% saying it’s their top priority. This is followed by the state of health care (17%) and affording a place to live (10%).
  • Rising costs/inflation, interest rates, and affording a place to live are significant concerns for women and those outside of Quebec. Canadians aged 35-54 and those who are angry about how the country is being managed are concerned about most issues.
  • 70% of Canadians agree with the statement, “It feels like everything is broken in this country right now.” 27% disagree, while 4% don’t know.
  • Women, CPC voters, Albertans, Ontarians, and those angry with how the federal government is managing the country, are most likely to agree with the statement, “It feels like everything is broken in this country right now”. 43% of Liberal voters and 66% of NDP voters agree with this statement.
  • 21% of Canadians believe that Canada is broken due to everything being expensive, the country’s current leadership (18%), and that the healthcare system is failing (11%).

Methodology

This web survey was conducted from February 23 to 25, 2024, with 1,590 Canadians aged 18 or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel. A margin of error cannot be associated with a non-probability sample in a panel survey. For comparison, a probability sample of 1,590 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.51 %, 19 times out of 20.

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