sometimes struggle to afford basics like rent, utilities, and groceries, and 17% often or always struggle.
73% of us stress about money.
Life is more stressful if you can’t work from home.
45% of Calgarians who work outside the home feel financial stress vs. 25% who work remotely.
And it’s getting harder to find work.
In 2019, 1/2 of us felt we could find suitable employment. This year it dropped to 27%.
of Calgarians believe poverty is a problem we need to address.
We’re more pessimistic about our economy.
42% in 2019.
Higher education isn’t always an option.
1/4 of Calgarians struggle to afford post-secondary education. It’s harder for Indigenous people, 54% of whom struggle.
We're more optimistic about housing.
43% rate affordable homeownership options as good/excellent vs. 31% in 2019.
41% rate affordable rental options as good/excellent vs. 26% in 2019.
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