The Peace Arch park and crossing separate the United States and Blaine

Canada: America’s sweetheart, survey suggests

Canada, you're No. 1 in America's heart, U.S. online survey suggests

  • Sep. 17, 2014 11:00 a.m.

By The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON – Canada, you’re apparently America’s sweetheart — or so says a new survey.

When Americans were asked to rate their favourite nations, the cold country to the north elicited the warmest feelings.

Conducted since 1974, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs survey asked respondents this year to rate their feelings for other countries — with one being the coldest and 100 being the coziest.

Canada came out with a top score of 79 per cent. Britain was next, at 74 per cent. Germany, Japan and France all scored in the 60s, too. The U.S.’s other neighbour, Mexico, came in at 54 per cent.

As for its other findings, the survey also suggests Americans strongly support freer trade, military interventions in humanitarian crises, a global climate treaty, and diplomacy with hostile countries like Cuba, Iran and North Korea.

It also suggests Americans are fine with spying on hostile countries — but are equally dead-set against spying on friends.

The survey asks different questions, depending on the year. In 2010, 84 per cent of respondents said that, when it comes to world affairs, Canada was very or somewhat important to the U.S. — putting Canada third, after China and Britain.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Killing of Discovery Island wolf was legal, says BC Conservation Service

Takaya was shot and killed by hunters on March 24

Anti-racism rally takes to the streets of downtown Victoria

Vigil for George Floyd planned at B.C. Legislature for 7 p.m.

Pub seeks 55-seat patio on Oak Bay Avenue

Oak Bay invites businesses to expand onto sidewalks, parking spots

B.C. Conservation kills bear in Langford amid growing problem of habituation

Officer demands garbage lockdown for residents in bear territory

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria School District reports 50 per cent of students back in class

Students are on a rotational schedule alternating two days a week

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations snuffed out in Island community

Bylaw officer visit with threats of a fine mean parade trucks taken off the road

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School pioneers thermal imaging in school reopening

Private school is first in B.C. to use new tech post-COVID-19

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

Most Read