It turns out two-thirds of Canadians are pretty happy with their lives, but the ones who aren’t are really feeling the pain, according to a new survey.
An Angus Reid Institute poll found that out of three options, “very happy,” “pretty happy,” or “not too happy,” 63 per cent of Canadians chose the middle-of-the-road answer. 1,530 people from across the country’s provinces completed the online survey from Dec. 10 to 14 last year and some telling information about regional happiness can be gleamed from it.
The happiest provinces are Quebec (22 per cent) and British Columbia (20 per cent), with Manitoba (19 per cent) trailing in third. Ontario (14 per cent), Saskatchewan (13 per cent) and Alberta (12 per cent) teamed up to form the not-too-happy and not-too-sad crew. While, Atlantic Canada is the saddest with just nine per cent.
According to the survey, happy Canadians say they’re satisfied with a variety of aspects of their lives, including personal relationships, love, health, finances and stress. Unfortunately, the least happy are dissatisfied with everything–understandably so.
For a full breakdown about the findings, visit angusreid.org.