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Canadian Social Survey Results: Quality of Life, Virtual Health Care and Trust, 2023

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Released: 2023-11-10

Relationships with family, friends and neighbours are essential in developing a strong sense of identity, belonging and personal safety. Similarly, trust in family and friends and in societal institutions can be important to building and maintaining social ties. Trust is associated with higher levels of reciprocity and cooperation between individuals, and can facilitate the flow of information and transactions. This, in turn, can affect the overall performance of the economy.

In 2023, most Canadians reported a high level of satisfaction and trust in their personal relationships. On the other hand, they reported some distrust with information and news from the media, particularly from non-traditional sources, such as the Internet and social media.

These results are based on data from the most recent cycle of the Canadian Social Survey – Quality of Life, Virtual Health Care and Trust, which were published today. The results focus on people's satisfaction with personal relationships and trust in people, as well as trust in information and news from the media.

"Trust in others" and "satisfaction with personal relationships" are two indicators from Canada's Quality of Life Framework. This analytical framework helps the federal government identify future priorities by collecting essential data on the well-being of Canadians.

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  • By

    Statistics Canada

  • Published

    Dec 07, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • General Health and Wellness
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Social Connectedness / Social Isolation
    • Age-friendly Communities
  • Audience
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
    • Government
    • Health Authorities
    • Academics
    • Funders
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
  • Category
    • Policy, Planning, & Procedures
    • Research & Evidence
    • Research & Reports
    • Friendly Visiting
    • Evidence-based & emerging practices


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