Should B.C. be its own country? 1-in-4 polled say it would be 'better off' - CTV News
Many B.C. residents not only feel a sense of pride living in their province, but actually feel the province would be better off as its own country, results from a recent poll suggest.
According to an online survey conducted by Research Co., about one-in-four B.C. residents polled said they're "British Columbians first, and Canadians second." That number is six percentage points higher than last year.
"There is a higher sense of pride in British Columbia on a couple of the questions that we track to commemorate B.C. Day," said Mario Canseco, president of Research Co., in a news release.
Even though some residents said they felt connected to their country, 58 per cent of those surveyed said they felt they had more in common with people in Seattle and Portland than with those in Toronto or Montreal.
And more than a quarter said they thought B.C. would be better off as its own country, which was higher than last year.