Rage Index: Why are Canadians so angry?
Anti-government sentiments could be seen in a recent incident of verbal harassment against Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland during a layover in Grande Prairie, Alberta on Friday, August 27, 2022. A man approached Freeland and swore at her, called her a “traitor,” and said, “You don’t belong here.”
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At the top of the Rage Index across Canada, 60% of respondents expressed anger or displeasure with the “breaking news in the news,” followed by “the kinds of changes happening in Canada” at 55 %, the Canadian economy at 53%, and the federal government at 48%.
At the bottom of the scale, 46% were angry or annoyed with their provincial government, while 32% felt the same way about their personal financial situation.
Overall, 53% of Albertans felt angry or annoyed about all six topics, which is among the highest in the country behind Saskatchewan and Manitoba at 55%.
Canadians who identified with a conservative political party were driven wildest by the federal government and the Canadian economy, while Liberal and New Democrat supporters turned red at the thought of their provincial government and the latest news .
Of the stories that made headlines, inflation and gas prices caused the most anger, followed by truck convoys, airport delays and the Canadian housing market.
Although many respondents expressed anger and annoyance, the survey indicates: “Despite this bad mood, the feelings of intense rage are still limited to a vocal minority.
You can see the full Rage Index report at Pollara’s website.
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