Sunday, April 21, 2024

A quarter of British Columbians currently avoid buying US goods (SURVEY)


Do you find yourself checking groceries to make sure they’re not from the US before purchasing them?

Then you’re one of 25% of British Columbians that does the same thing, according to a representative survey conducted by Research Co.

Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, a significant number of BC residents have altered their shopping habits. Among the 25% who now avoid buying US products, 31% are aged 55 and above.

About 19% of the population have also changed a brand of clothing they usually purchase to avoid buying from US retailers. Around 25% of these people are in the 18 to 34 year age group.

16% of BC residents have also cancelled vacation plans in the United States.


The results of the survey encompass the views of 800 British Columbians who responded to an online study earlier this month.

The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender and region in British Columbia,” reads the website.

The poll was conducted at a time when the US and Canada are working on a new trade deal to replace NAFTA.

Click here to read the full report.

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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