Quebecers feel better… at home

Quebecers feel better… at home
Quebecers feel better… at home

A strong majority of Quebecers (92%) consider that they feel best at home, according to a recent EspaceProprio survey.

Nearly half of Quebecers said they were at home almost all the time, while 47% indicated that they spent at least the majority of their time there outside of working hours.

Relaxation and time for oneself (39%) top the list of activities respondents spend the most time on at home, ahead of work (32%), maintenance (13%) and cooking (10%). %).

“The pandemic had a big impact on the connection we had with our home by reinforcing the idea of ​​creating a cocoon in our image. For the majority of us and more than ever before, this place has become the center of our lives and our well-being. Among other things, the rise of teleworking has led people to spend more time at home and to redefine certain spaces,” explained Pascal Laflamme, head of operations and integrated customer experience at EspaceProprio.

The results of the survey, published Wednesday, also show that the majority of respondents (82%) are of the opinion that their home corresponds to their image, a perception which is stronger among owners (88%) and among those who made renovations (87%).

Places where life is good

EspaceProprio also measured the satisfaction of Quebecers with their home, on a scale ranging from 0 to 10.

If the provincial average is 7.7 out of 10, it is the people who live in Abitibi, Nord-du-Québec and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean who are the most satisfied with their homes (8 out of 10 ), while Montreal comes at the bottom of the pack with an average of 7.3.

According to the survey, Montrealers are less homebodies and feel more stimulated than elsewhere in Quebec. Also, their home there is more often (32%) a stress factor than elsewhere (26% for the population of Quebec).

Asked about their future plans, people residing in Montreal mentioned in particular the desire for tranquility (30%) and a more spacious property (28%).

The study was conducted among 2,014 Quebecers aged 18 to 74, from December 4 to 13, 2023.

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