In a three country survey, Canadians most likely to purchase with credit
Issue: Economy and GlobalizationRSS
Since December 2012, the level of concern with specific financial challenges has subsided in the United States.
Three-in-five respondents are opposed to taking the five-cent coin out of circulation in Canada.
One of the biggest concerns for respondents in the three countries is unemployment affecting their household.
Convenience is the main reason cited by respondents who shun real Christmas trees.
Only 30 per cent of all reported holiday transactions have involved cash; most purchases are being made with credit cards and debit cards.
Practically four-in-five respondents believe foreign governments should not be able to control resources on Canadian soil.
While most people in Canada are satisfied with the state of their own personal finances, those in the U.S. and Britain hold negative views.
Australians and Canadians are also feeling more positive about their current domestic economic conditions than Americans and Britons.
Most also disagree with the idea of eliminating the penny and rounding transactions to the nearest nickel.