EXCLUSIVE - Canadians and Americans feel the economic love

Credits: Stuart Dryden/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency


Canadians and Americans are good friends - at least when it comes to trade and trust - according to an exclusive new poll.

The Canadian-American Business Council is holding its 18th annual fall policy forum in Ottawa on Monday. As the fiscal cliff is looming and trade remains a crucial part of the grander North American economy, Abacus Data conducted an exclusive poll for Sun News Network to shed some light on the Canadian-American relationship.

It's doing well. 68% of Canadians rank the United States first as our most trusted ally.

In the US, however, 50% of Americans would rank Great Britain as their closest ally, with Canada a close second at 38%.

71% of Canadians also ranked the US as having the most economic importance to Canada, and 90% put the US in our top 3 most important economic allies. China and India ranked second and third.

As trade with Asia is becoming increasingly important, Canada's trust in China still has miles to go. Only 3% of Canadians have high trust for China, while 55% say their trust in China is low.

In the US, the results are even gloomier, with 62% of Americans having low trust in China.



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