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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gallup poll: majority of Canadians rate their lives as “thriving”

Despite the best efforts of the likes of Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe to denigrate our country and to tell us how poorly off we are under a Conservative government, 69 per cent of Canadians rated their lives as “thriving” in 2010, according to a new global wellbeing survey from Gallup. Only one other country, Denmark, rated higher at 72 per cent.

People are considered thriving if they rate their current lives a 7 or higher, and their lives in five years at an 8 or higher.

Canada ranked in a tie with Sweden and directly ahead of Australia (65%) and Finland (64%), and ahead of other English-speaking democracies like New Zealand (62%), United States(59%) and the United Kingdom (54%).

So what all this nonsense we hear from the political left in this country?

 

© 2011 Russell G. Campbell
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  1. Have you never heard of something called "politics"? It requires leaders of political parties to express criticism of opposing parties.

    I cannot believe that you are thoughtless enough to be critical of any party leader for doing his job.

    You sound like a "my party right or wrong" type to me.

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