[Source: NCC press release]
Canada’s Capital Region – Today the National Capital Commission and the Association for Canadian Studies released survey data which found that a plurality of Canadians feel that the most important roles for the Capital is to represent Canada to the world and to the country. Canada’s Capital also ranked highest among international capital cities according to respondents in 4 countries surveyed.
ACS Executive Director Jack Jedwab said “our research collaboration with the NCC reveals Canadians rate their Capital more positively than other international leading capitals are rated by their own citizens”. When asked about overall perceptions of their own national capital, almost 9 out of 10 (89%) Canadians ranked Canada’s Capital as positive or very positive. This was higher than the ratings provided by the citizens surveyed in the United States (76%), United Kingdom (82%) and France (80%) about perceptions of their respective national capitals.
Some 82% of Canadians ranked the Capital Region positively (somewhat + very) when asked to rate some of the country’s major metropolitan areas.