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Canadians rank No. 8 as world-class citizens, says a survey conducted for the Association of Canadian Studies and released on Sept. 28.

Using a set of international indices of good citizenship, Jack Jedwab and Sidd Bannerjee of the International Social Survey Program in Montreal were able to conclude that Canada is in the top 10 out of 37 countries surveyed.

Canada scored 84 per cent on the “Always vote in elections” category, 83 per cent in the “Never try to evade taxes” category and 88 per cent in the “Always obey the law” category.

However, Canada did not fare so well in the “Help less privileged in the world” category. Only 38 per cent replied positively, putting us at 22 in the ranking. We did better in the “Help less privileged within Canada”: 63 per cent answer yes giving us a ranking of 15.

As for “Keeping watch on the government”, we are No. 1.87

The survey’s margin is error is 3.1 per cent 19 times out of 20.