POLL | The best alternative to living in Quebec
EKOS poll asked Quebecers where they would move if they had considered leaving Quebec
Posted: February 25, 2014
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|Alternate Location||Total||Anglophones (n=394)||Francophones (n=116)||Allophones (n=112)|
|International (outside of U.S.)||12%||6%||17%||8%|
|Western Canada (province unspecified)||3%||2%||7%||0%|
|Nova Scotia / New Brunswick||2%||4%||3%||1%|
|Anywhere else in Canada except Quebec||2%||2%||1%||3%|
|Anywhere else (unspecified)||2%||2%||2%||2%|
|Don't know / no response||8%||5%||13%||10%|
Respondents who indicated they had considered leaving Quebec were asked, unprompted, where it is that they would consider moving.
Ontario is mentioned most often by anglophones and francophones (although Anglophones are more than twice as likely to mention Ontario.
Among those who indicated they would leave for Ontario, most indicated they would move to Ottawa (12 per cent) or somewhere else in Eastern Ontario (e.g, Cornwall, Kingston, Hawkesbury — 11 per cent).
The United States is the second most popular destination, although it was mentioned more often by francophones (19 per cent) than anglophones (8 per cent).
(Source: EKOS Research)
A total of 2,020 Quebec residents were interviewed by phone between Feb. 10 and 18, 2014, as part of this CBC-commissioned EKOS study. The margin of error for a sample of 2,020 is plus or minus 2.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
Those surveyed included 782 anglophones (with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points 95 per cent of the time), 1,009 francophones (with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points 95 per cent of the time) and 223 allophones (with a margine of error of plus or minus 6.5 percentage points 95 per cent of the time).
Anglophones are respondents who identified their mother tongue as English; francophones are people who identified their mother tongue as French; and allophones identified their mother tongue as "other."
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