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  Canadians are most proud of universal medicare
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Last EditedMonsieur  Nov 25, 2012 03:12pm
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AuthorThe Canadian Press
News DateSunday, November 25, 2012 09:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionOTTAWA -- Canadians, it seems, love their universal health care. The monarchy? Not so much.

A new national poll commissioned by the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies examined the pride Canadians place in a list of more than a dozen symbols, achievements and attributes.

The online survey of 2,207 respondents by Leger Marketing found universal health care was almost universally loved, with 94 per cent calling it an important source of collective pride -- including 74 per cent who called it "very important."

At the other end of the spectrum, just 39 per cent of respondents felt the monarchy was a source of personal or collective pride, while 59 per cent were royally unimpressed. In fact, 32 per cent of respondents found the monarchy "not at all important" -- the most popular singular response.
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