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Ipsos survey spots economic recovery — and aliens — for 2022

Global market research company takes the pulse of adults in 33 countries to predict what’s in store for 2022.

January 2, 2022   Adam Freill
Leadership

Ipsos Global Predictions for 2022 report.

Ipsos Global Predictions for 2022 report. (Source: Ipsos)

An Ipsos survey finds that 77 per cent of adults in Canada are optimistic that 2022 will be a better year for them than 2021. That matches the global average across the 33 countries surveyed.

A little over 60 per cent of Canadians also believe that the global economy will be stronger in 2022 than it was in 2021, outpacing the 16 per cent who believe an asteroid will hit the earth, and the 11 per cent who think aliens will pay us a visit.

According to the survey, two-thirds of Canadians are anticipating more extreme weather events to hit in 2022 than there were in 2021. That said, those not expecting a natural disaster to hit a major city in Canada had a slight edge over those expecting to see such an event (44 per cent versus 37 per cent).

On a positive note, 66 per cent of Canadians are expecting city centres to get busy again as people get back to work in offices on a regular basis.

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More than 22,000 people were surveyed in late October and early November by Ipsos for its Global Advisor 2022 Predictions report, which indicates some optimism for the year ahead.

For more information about the survey, visit https://www.ipsos.com/en-ca/news-polls/global-predictions-2022.