British Columbians are happier with the state of the national economy than most Canadians, according to a survey conducted in mid-January.
Insights West polled 1,339 Canadians between Jan. 19 and 22, and it found that 58 per cent of B.C. residents describe the national economy as “good” and another six per cent called it “very good.” Only Quebec had a higher percentage of those who looked fondly upon the economy.
A total of 55 per cent of Canadians viewed the economy as “very good” or “good.”
Alberta had the bleakest opinion on the subject matter, with only 27 per cent calling the economy “very good” or “good.”
On a personal basis, 60 per cent of British Columbians described their financial situation as “good” and another 11 per cent called it “very good.” Those marks are also slightly above the national average.
While there is positivity about the current state of the economy, they don’t feel as good about what’s coming down the road. Nearly half of those polled (43 per cent) believe the economy will decline. In B.C., however, only 33 per cent are pessimistic about the economy’s future and 52 per cent feel it will stay the same.
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