MNP Consumer Debt Sentiment Survey


Canadians Optimistic About Debt Except When it Comes to Unexpected Expenses

According to an Ipsos survey conducted on behalf of MNP LTD., the majority of Canadians feel they can cover next year’s living expenses without incurring more, despite concern about mounting consumer debt in Canada, Fifty-six per cent said they won’t need to take on more debt next year for basic household costs, while the rest anticipate that some increase in personal debt will be unavoidable.

The survey found that confidence is lacking when it comes to the prospect of coping with unexpected expenses. Only a minority are confident that they wouldn’t incur more debt if faced with a change in their relationship status like a divorce (33%), unexpected auto repairs or purchase (32%), having to take three months off work due to illness (30%), a job loss or wage decrease (27%), a death in the family (26%), or paying for someone’s education (25%).

Details behind MNP’s Consumer Debt Sentiment Survey, along with media coverage and our provincial and national news releases can be found below.

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Survey Results August 2017

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Survey Results July 2017

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Survey Results May 2017

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Survey Results April 2017

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Survey Results September 2016

 

About the MNP Consumer Debt Sentiment Survey

Now in its second year, the MNP Consumer Debt Sentiment Survey is a semi-annual poll designed to track Canadians’ feelings about their debt and their perception of their ability to meet their monthly payment obligations.

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of MNP Debt between March 27 and March 30, 2017. For this survey, a sample of 1,500 Canadians from Ipsos' online panel was interviewed online. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within +/ - 2.9 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Canadian adults been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.

 


 

About MNP Debt

MNP LTD, a division of MNP LLP, is one of the largest personal insolvency practices in Canada. For more than 50 years, our experienced team of Licensed Insolvency Trustees and advisors have been working collaboratively with individuals to help them recover from times of financial distress and regain control of their finances. With more than 200 Canadian offices from coast-to-coast, MNP helps thousands of Canadians each year who are struggling with an overwhelming amount of debt.

Grant Bazian is a Licenced Insolvency Trustees, President of MNP Ltd. To learn more about how MNP Debt can help you, contact Grant at 778.374.2108 or grant.bazian@mnp.ca


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