Canadians continue to rank the United States as the partner they are most comfortable with in terms of having a positive relationship that benefits Canada with two in three that say so (67%), a slight increase from 2022 (62%). This followed far behind by Europe (24%) and Asia(2%).

Canadians have the most positive opinion of the UK in terms of being a positive partner to Canada with close to nine in ten that say they have a positive (53%) or somewhat positive (33%) opinion, followed by Germany (45% positive, 34% somewhat positive), which is similar to the last wave. Positive opinion of the United States continues to increase compared to 2019, 2021 and 2022.

When asked to rate the level of cooperation Canada should have with Europe, over four in five Canadians think there should be high levels of collaboration (score of 7 to 10 out of 10) between Canada and Europe on trade issues (85%) which represents a noticeable increase from the last wave (79%) and overtakes security issues (82%) in terms of the highest rating.

Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,080 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between April 30th and May 3rd, 2023, as part of an omnibus survey.

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