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23% of young BC residents think we’d be better off as our own country


Ready to make BC it’s own country?

Neither are we, however, according to a recent poll conducted by Researchco, 23% of young BC residents (those aged 18-to-34) think we’d be better off as our own country—a proportion that drops to 19% overall when all age groups factored in.

While that percentage is a small number, young adults who reside in British Columbia say they are having a hard time envisioning the possibility of growing old in the province.

While down three points since last year, 72% of British Columbians believe they will stay in the province for the rest of their lives.

“Only 56% of British Columbians aged 18-to-34 expect to stay in the province for the rest of their lives,” said Mario Canseco, President of Research Co.

“The proportions are significantly higher among their counterparts aged 35-to-54 (70%) and aged 55 and over (84%).”

Most people polled said they were “very proud of the province that they live in” and 59% consider their views as different from the rest of the country.

Majority of those polled (63%) said they feel more in common with the people of Seattle and Portland than with those in Toronto or Montreal.

Over half of Vancouver Island residents (62%) are more likely to express an affinity towards the people of Seattle and Portland.

Three-in-ten British Columbians (30%) think that John Horgan has been the province’s best premier since 1986, followed by Christy Clark (7%), Gordon Campbell (also 7%) and Mike Harcourt (6%).

Results are based on an online study conducted from August 20th to August 22nd, 2022, among 800 adults in British Columbia. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender and region in British Columbia. The margin of error—which measures sample variability—is +/- 3.5 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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