38% of Albertans support separation - The Counter Signal

According to a poll released on December 28 from Research Co., 38 per cent of Albertans are now in favour of outright separation, up 10 per cent since August 2021....

"Separatist sentiment in Alberta is currently near the levels observed in December 2019 (40%)," says Mario Canseco, President of Research Co. "Across the province, 16% of residents strongly agree with the idea that they would be better off as an independent nation."

While less than one-in-five Canadians believe their provinces should separate from Canada and join the United States, a full quarter of Albertans hold the belief. And who can blame them? With the oil and gas industry unimpeded, Alberta would swiftly become one of the wealthiest states in the union.

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Results are based on an online study conducted from December 15 to December 17, 2021, among 1,000 adults in Canada. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender and region. The margin of error – which measures sample variability – is +/- 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.