Public Perspectives: The NAFTA Partners

In the October edition of Public Perspectives we shift our focus to the NAFTA partners. For this report, citizens in the United States, Canada, and Mexico assess their happiness, country direction and issue concerns. The report provides an in-depth look into the similarities and differences between the NAFTA partners across these topics and more.

Most citizens in the United States (79%), Canada (85%) and Mexico (72%) are happy overall. In fact, Canadians are among the happiest group from the 24 countries tracked. Generally speaking, Canadians (51%) also tend to be more positive about their direction of their country compared to their American (35%) and Mexican (34%) counterparts.

Citizens in all three countries consider unemployment and jobs as one of the top three issues facing the country; however they differ on other priorities. While Canadians and Americans also similarly rank health care in their top three, crime/violence and education are more concerning to Mexicans.

Public Perspectives is a monthly subscription report produced by Canadian Public Affairs which features Canadians’ assessment of their national and local economies, their personal finances and their issue concerns. Data for this report were taken from Ipsos Global @dvisor, a survey conducted monthly in 24 countries around the world via Ipsos Online Panel system. To learn more about Ipsos Global @dvisor, please click here.