Forty per cent of Canadians count on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to land on Santa’s “naughty” listing this vacation season — and so they assume he’s extra prone to get up to a lump of coal than Chinese language President Xi Jinping, in line with a brand new Ipsos ballot.
Ipsos requested Canadians about whether or not a listing of high-profile people — from political leaders, to CEOs, to celebrities — belong on Santa’s “good” listing or his “naughty” listing.
Canadians who responded to the survey mentioned Trudeau was extra prone to find yourself on the naughty listing than the Chinese language president, who heads the federal government that detained two Canadians, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, for greater than 1,000 days.
The Chinese language authorities has additionally been accused of committing genocide towards the Uyghur inhabitants within the Xinjiang area.
“It’s in all probability only a lack of understanding of who (Xi) is,” Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos, mentioned in an interview with International Information.
The ballot discovered 26 per cent of Canadians would put Xi on the naughty listing, whereas 40 per cent would do the identical to Trudeau. Simply three per cent mentioned Xi belongs on Santa’s “good’ listing.
“(Of) the individuals who do have an opinion of him, the proportion that put him on the good listing is method decrease than the proportion that places him on the naughty listing.”
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Simply 18 per cent of Canadians count on Trudeau to be on Santa’s “good” listing, Ipsos discovered. Vladimir Putin narrowly bested Trudeau along with his chance to land on the naughty listing, with 44 per cent anticipating the Russian president to get coal this vacation season.
“The chief of Russia is just not seen as a very optimistic individual by Canadians,” Bricker mentioned.
However, he added, “Justin Trudeau is true up there, when it comes to the notoriety and issue that he has with Canadians proper now.”
Whereas Trudeau and Putin clinched the highest two spots for the oldsters Canadians count on to see on the naughty listing, they weren’t alone. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg got here in third, with 32 per cent placing him on the naughty listing, adopted by Ontario Premier Doug Ford at 29 per cent and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at 26 per cent.
Relating to main tech firms like Meta and Amazon, they was once well-regarded, Bricker mentioned. However now, “their motivations and the impact that they’ve on the world” are issues “folks really feel that they haven’t been as accountable for as they need to be,” he mentioned.
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“The general public actually does like their providers to a big diploma. However the motivations of the organizations and the way they behave, that’s one other query,” Bricker added.
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As for provincial leaders like Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, whom 19 per cent of Canadians count on to see on the naughty listing, and Ford, Omicron could possibly be guilty for his or her slipping approval.
“Even a few months in the past, folks thought that we had been sort of enhancing — and whenever you take away a way of enchancment and momentum, notably after the couple of years that we’ve been via, it’s an actual downer for the general public,” he mentioned.
“I feel it’s seeping via into how they’re feeling concerning the efficiency of their provincial political leaders.”
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Canada’s health-care staff are essentially the most extensively anticipated to seek out themselves on Santa’s good listing, the ballot discovered, with 54 per cent of Canadians saying that they should get up to a pile of presents beneath the tree.
“Canadians actually do see them because the champions main us via this disaster that we’re going via, rather more so than they see politicians being the leaders,” Bricker mentioned.
Well being-care staff topping the good listing “shouldn’t be a shock,” he added — however there was one main upset on this 12 months’s good rankings.
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Yearly, the Queen “does very well” in these rankings. However this 12 months, she was bested by Canadian famous person Ryan Reynolds. The actor got here in a distant second, after health-care staff, with 29 per cent of Canadians anticipating to see his title on Santa’s good listing this 12 months.
The Queen, alternatively, got here in third. Simply 25 per cent of Canadians assume she belongs on the good listing, in line with Ipsos.
“(Reynolds) must be very pleased with with the ability to break via with Canadians, not simply when it comes to being, , a frontrunner within the leisure world, however folks actually seeing him as a private chief,” Bricker mentioned.
“Possibly he must be occupied with operating for workplace.”
Chief public well being officer Dr. Theresa Tam, in the meantime, was the fourth most probably to land on the good listing at 23 per cent. She was adopted by environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who got here in fifth after 22 per cent of Canadians mentioned they count on her to get up to a stocking full of items.
Unique International Information Ipsos polls are protected by copyright. The data and/or knowledge might solely be rebroadcast or republished with full and correct credit score and attribution to “International Information Ipsos.” This ballot was carried out between Dec. 10 and 15, 2021, with a pattern of 1,001 Canadians aged 18-plus interviewed on-line. The precision of Ipsos on-line polls is measured utilizing a credibility interval. This ballot is correct to inside ± 3.5 proportion factors, 19 occasions out of 20, had all Canadians aged 18-plus been polled.
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