Canada's top international news stories 2016

The statistic presents information on the leading international news stories according to consumers in Canada in 2016. The December poll results show that 60 percent of Canadians focused their attention on Donald Trump's win in the U.S. presidential elections, while 10 percent thought that the terror attacks in Brussels and France were the top international news story of the year.

Leading international news stories according to consumers in Canada in 2016

Share of respondents
Donald Trump wins U.S. Election60%
Terror attacks in Brussels followed by the attacks in France10%
Extreme weather events devastate around the globe (wildfires, Hurricanes, floods, heat wave in India)9%
Brexit: UK votes to leave the European Union6%
Orlando Shooting: More than 50 killed at gay nightclub in Florida4%
North Korea nuclear tests test the world4%
Deaths of people we love like Ali, Howe, Bowie, Prince and Harper Lee3%
The Panama Papers2%
More than 200 killed in failed coup attempt in Turkey2%
Police killed in Dallas and Baton Rouge2%
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Source

In cooperation with
Ipsos
Release date

December 2016

Region

Canada

Survey time period

December 15 to 21, 2016

Number of respondents

3,004 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: "Which of the following do you think is the top international news story of the year?"

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