Infographic: Proud to be Canadian

Release date: June 23, 2015
Infographic: Proud to be Canadian
Description for Infographic: Proud to be Canadian

Source: General Social Survey on Social Identity, 2013

  • 87% of Canadians aged 15 years and older are proud to be Canadian*
    • 61% are very proud
    • 26% proud
    • 8% somewhat proud
    • 3% not very proud or not proud at all
    • 2% no opinion/don't know/not stated
    (*excludes respondents who said that they were not Canadian citizens)
  • 90% feel a strong sense of belonging to Canada
    • 63% have a very strong sense of belonging
    • 27% have a somewhat strong sense of belonging
  • 91% feel the Canadian flag is important to the national identity
Seniors most likely to be very proud to be Canadian
Age Pride
15-24 55%
25-34 55%
35-44 61%
45-54 61%
55-64 64%
65-74 68%
75+ 70%

Women slightly more likely to be very proud to be Canadian

  • 63% - Women
  • 59% - Men

Canadians' main sources of pride:

  • Canadian history
  • The armed forces
  • The health care system
Canadians' main sources of pride
Source of pride Very Proud Proud
Political influence in the world 13% 34%
Canada's achievements in arts and literature 15% 37%
Canada's economic achievements 16% 38%
Treatment of all groups in society 22% 34%
Social security system 19% 38%
Scientific and technological achievements 20% 39%
Canada's achievements in sports 21% 37%
The way democracy works 21% 38%
Canada's Constitution 21% 42%
Health care system 30% 34%
Canada's armed forces 30% 35%
Canadian history 27% 43%
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