The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development looked at three dozen countries, examining factors like housing, safety, work-life balance and life satisfaction. They compiled their findings into the “Better Life Index” which compared the countries’ scores.
The assessment found 9 in 10 Canadians are satisfied with their accommodations. Not bad at all!
It also found that 8 in 10 were comfortable walking alone at night and scored a solid 7.4 (out of 10) on the happiness scale. These results were among the highest compared to all countries surveyed.
Is there room for improvement? Of course there is. Canada stumbled on the civic engagement and work-life balance criteria. Canadians have less time for personal care and leisure than the OECD average and voter turnout out is relatively low.
Hopefully we do better next year, but in the meantime there are still plenty of reasons to think Canada Kicks Ass.