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Researchers at the University of Waterloo even found apologizing to a cop when pulled over for speeding can get fines reduced an average of . We live in bigger houses: We have 2.6 rooms per person in Canada, versus 2.3 in the U. S.-based Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom. We have less income disparity: While the gap between rich and poor has become more marked in both countries, it’s more like a canyon in the U. Between 19, the average inflation-adjusted income of the bottom 90 per cent of American workers grew by a negligible .
We’re funnier: Hollywood and American network television have known it for decades. Not content with ripping off their own ideas, Hollywood is now so desperate for fresh-ish material that it’s turning to the biggest and brightest Quebec auteurs for help. There’s more: (40) Canadian musicians rule the charts: Michael Bublé, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen—and those are just the mildly tolerable pop stars Canada has produced recently.
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S., 3.6 marriages end in divorce annually, compared to 2.1 in Canada. We have more sex: According to a survey by condom-maker Durex, 59 per cent of Canadians say they have sex weekly, versus 53 per cent of Americans. We drink less: Our alcohol consumption is 8.2 litres a year, compared to 8.7 in the U. Canada’s youth unemployment rate is 13.5 per cent, compared to 16.8 per cent in the States. Our banks are better: Earlier this year Bloomberg ranked the world’s strongest banks. Social mobility, measured by intergenerational changes in income between sons and their fathers, is twice as high in Canada as in the U. In other words, a son born to a poor father in the U. is twice as likely to remain poor throughout his life than had he been born in Canada. The money in your wallet is safer: Canadian currency once had a terrible reputation for being easy to counterfeit, but new polymer bills introduced by the Bank of Canada have hi-tech features that make them almost impossible to reproduce.
(10) Poor kids are more likely to attend university or college here: By age 19 to 21 roughly 54 per cent of Canadian youth from low-income families are enrolled in post-secondary education, compared to just 30 per cent of the poorest youth in America. We’re fitter: The percentage of American adults who are obese is 35.9. Four of the top 10 were Canadian, and all scored higher than the top U. Of the 500 million notes circulated since 2011, only 56 fakes have been seized. S., out of every one million bank notes in circulation, an estimated average of 6.5 are fakes. (29) We embrace transit: Seven of the 10 North American cities with the most people taking transit to work are in Canada.As Canada celebrates its 146th birthday we dig into the numbers to find some of the many ways Canada is better off–from sports and sex to politics and entertainment. We live longer: Canadians born today will live an average of three years longer than Americans (81 years in Canada versus 78.7 south of the border). Saying “Sorry” is good for you: Canadians are mocked for always apologizing, but it’s not a character flaw.