Canadians are a happy lot

Last Tuesday, Yahoo! News (Canada, of course) posted a story about a study done on the happiness of Canadians.

The Canadian Centre for the Study of Living Standards, in tandem with the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity (why hello, tax dollars), found that 92.1 percent of Canadians age 12 and older consider themselves satisfied or very satisfied with their lives.

The single direct quote in the story from the centre’s executive director: “This will surprise some people, but Canadians in general are pretty happy.”

Thank you for that critical analysis of the data.

Additionally, the study named Canada’s 15 Happiest Cities, drawing on data collected by Statistics Canada through its annual Canadian Community Health Survey, which polls Canadians about health issues and quality of life.

You know something’s a bit fishy when Brantford, Ontario, comes in at No. 2.

You can read the full story here. It’s worth the click just to read the comments people leave. Really.

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One thought on “Canadians are a happy lot

  1. Randy says:

    I would be a lot happier, if you would actually blog something… and I am Canadian.

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