Image via WikipediaOTTAWA — A majority of people from around the world would move to Canada if presented with the opportunity, according to a survey out Tuesday.
The online survey of over 18,000 people in 24 countries, conducted by Ipsos Reid, showed that 53 percent of people -- including 77 percent of respondents from China and 68 percent from India -- would like to live in Canada, if they could.
Almost one-third (30 percent) of Americans would choose Canada too, according to the poll results.
Eight in ten respondents (79 percent) said they think Canadians enjoy one of the best qualities of life anywhere in the world.
Seventy-two percent believed that Canada is welcoming to immigrants, including 86 percent in China and 84 percent in India.
Seventy-nine percent described Canada as being "tolerant of people from different racial and cultural backgrounds."
"Canadians have long considered ourselves a multicultural success story," said Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, which commissioned the poll in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs.
"The world seems to agree."