Canadian Summary Results for 2020/2021

These data were collected as part of an international educational project. Schools participated voluntarily and were not part of a representative sample of the school population.

The survey was answered by 6,220 elementary and secondary students across Canada during the 2020/2021 school year. The elementary category includes grades 4 to 8 (secondary 2 in Quebec) and the secondary category includes grades 9 to 12 (secondary 3 to 5 in Quebec).

Two questionnaires were used, one for elementary and the other for secondary students. Each questionnaire contains some questions that are specific to elementary or secondary students only.

Note that percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Summary results for Canada, 2020/2021

  1. Average arm span, by age
  2. Average length of forearm, by age
  3. Average height, by age
  4. Whom do you look up to?
  5. Participation in Census at School, by age
  6. Average wrist circumference, by age
  7. In how many languages can you hold an everyday conversation?
  8. Average length of foot, by age
  9. What colour are your eyes? (elementary students only)
  10. Do you have any allergies? (elementary students only)
  11. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
  12. Right-handed, left-handed or ambidextrous?
  13. How many cigarettes a week do you usually smoke?
  14. How much pressure do you feel because of schoolwork?
  15. In what sport or activity do you most enjoy participating?
  16. How many days last week did you do an intense physical activity?
  17. How do you usually travel to school?
  18. How long does it usually take you to travel to school?
  19. What is your favourite subject?
  20. Why do you think some kids bully others?
  21. Which of the following pets do you have?
  22. Which method do you use most often to communicate with friends?
  23. If you had $1,000 to donate to charity, what type of organization would you choose?
  24. How many people usually live in your household?
  25. Does your household participate in the following environmental practices?
  26. Primarily what type of water do you drink at home?
  27. Importance of reducing pollution, by age
  28. Importance of recycling our rubbish, by age
  29. Importance of conserving energy, by age
  30. Importance of owning a computer, by age
  31. Importance of having access to the Internet, by age
  32. Memory game
  33. Average reaction time, by age and dominant hand
  34. Importance of conserving water, by age