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Public opinion on women’s equality still depends on which gender you ask — while 57% of women in Canada believe that they have opportunities equal to men, men are more far more likely to believe that this is the case (76%). Further, a minority of women (42%) believe that the government is doing enough to promote equal opportunities for women — a view held by a majority of Canadian men (60%).
Despite the protests and the media coverage since Trump’s election, the proportion of Americans who believe the country is heading in the right direction has increased over the past month.
Canadians are becoming more skeptical in their views of the country direction and economic conditions as we move into 2017. We’re also seeing some stark differences in economic assessments and perceived national issue priorities, which will make obtaining widespread regional and demographic consensus on the priority issues a particular challenge this year.