Canadians are proud, sexy and cool: Survey

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen signs autographs during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in...

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen signs autographs during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this July 1, 2013 file photo. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:57 PM ET

Canadians are a proud bunch. A recent survey found Canadians think they're sexy, cool, polite and proud of their heritage.

The Ipsos Reid survey also says 81% of Canadians think they should do more to show their patriotic pride.

Eighty-nine percent of respondents said they're proud of their heritage and 86% think there's such thing as a "Canadian identity."

Canada's diversity is also a source of pride, with 86% saying it's one of the country's strengths.

If these answers seem nice, that's no surprise because 92% of respondents said their fellow Canadians are polite and 89% said Canadians are cool.

It can't be said that Canadians lack confidence, because 75% of respondents said Canadians are sexy.

However, they're not as confident when it comes to their history. The pollster says 11% of respondents didn't know the opening lines of O Canada, and 56% didn't know that 2017 marks Canada's 150th anniversary.

Ipsos Reid surveyed 1,001 Canadians online and the poll is considered accurate to within 3.5 percentage points.


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