Canadians’ Connections with Family and Friends

Canadians’ Connections with Family and Friends

Canadians’ Connections with Family and Friends

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Canadians’ Connections with Family and Friends. Ottawa: Gouvernement du Canada, Statistique Canada, no 89‑652‑X au catalogue.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«[T]his report examines Canadians’ social connections. Three aspects are examined 1) size of social networks (number and type of social connections), 2) frequency and types of communication, and 3) characteristics of friends. The report ends with a short discussion of the possible impact of social connections on Canadians’ overall quality of life.» (p. 4)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
This report uses «the 2013 General Social Survey (GSS) on Social Identity». (p. 4)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Having large networks of family, close friends and other friends was lower in Quebec. Half (48%) of Quebecers said they had five or more close family members, lower than national average (55%). Although large family networks were less common in Quebec, this is not to say that Quebecers were disconnected from family members. Rather, 85% of Quebecers reported contacting any of their relatives on a weekly basis, slightly higher than the national average of 82%. For connections with friends, both the number and the frequency of contact differed from the national picture. Quebecers were significantly less likely to report having at least five close friends (42% versus 51%) and less likely to have at least 20 other friends (37% versus 47%). While most still regularly connected to friends, they were somewhat less inclined to do so, particularly on a daily basis. In 2013, 32% of Quebecers saw, phoned, texted or emailed their friends every day, compared with 38% of Canadians overall.» (p. 12)