OTTAWA -- Chicken is Canada's favorite protein, according to a recent survey conducted by Leger for Chicken Farmers of Canada. 84% of Canadians purchase fresh chicken on a regular basis, and 90% place chicken among the top three meats they eat most often – consuming more Chicken than beef [72%], pork [52%] or other meats.
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Among all respondents, 84% report they have something that they like about chicken. The most common reasons Canadians like chicken products include flavour/taste, the versatility of chicken, and the fact that chicken is a healthy source of protein.
Despite their love of chicken products, the survey also reveals many Canadians don't have the full story when it comes to their knowledge of the Canadian chicken farming industry:
When you have access to the facts, it's clear: Canadian chicken farms lead the way in sustainability while providing affordable food to Canadians. The industry is a key economic driver, sustaining 87,000 jobs across the country while contributing $6.8 billion to GDP and $2.2 billion in tax revenue to all levels of government.
Survey completed by Leger: An online survey of 1,500 Canadians was completed between Nov 13 and 23, 2017, using Leger's online panel, LegerWeb. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of +/-2.5%, 19 times out of 20.
SOURCE Chicken Farmers of Canada
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