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British Columbians least interested in separating from Canada: Poll

Half of Canadians (51%) believe their province would be better off with a different Prime Minister in Ottawa.

According to a new poll released by Research Co.’s new poll, British Columbians showed to be the most attached to their Canadian identities when ask how they feel about the notion of sovereignty

More that two third of British Columbians (67%), disagreed with the statement their province would be better off as its own country. While 17% said they think their province would be better off as its own country and another 15% said the were not sure.

The poll found support for separation is highest in Alberta 33% (from 38% since a similar Research Co. survey conducted in December 2021) and Quebec up by 2 per cent to 32% from 30%.

“Expressed support for separation has diminished in Alberta over the past six months, but remains the highest in Canada,” says Mario Canseco, President of Research Co. “In Quebec, with a provincial election looming, support for sovereignty has risen slightly.”

Residents that support their own province to be its own country was lower in Saskatchewan and Manitoba 28%, Ontario 25%, and in Atlantic Canada 21%.

When the survey asked respondents what they think about their province joining the United States, 17% of Canadians think their province would be better off joining the United States and becoming an American state.

The unpatriotic beliefs were lower in Western Canada

Only 14% of Albertans (a significant drop from from 25% in December 2021) expressed a preference for joining the U.S. while B.C. had slightly more at 15 per cent.

A majority of respondents across Canada are ready for a change and expressed dissatisfaction with their local and federal leaders

About 51% of respondents said their province would be better off under a different premier. The same percentage indicated they would want to see a different prime minister in charge in Ottawa.

the majority of British Columbians 41%, agree would be better off with a premier that’s not John Horgan, while 36% disagree and 23% are not sure.

Methodology: Results are based on an online study conducted by Research Co. from June 18 to June 20, 2022, among 1,000 adults in Canada. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender and region. The margin of error – which measures sample variability – is +/- 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

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