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1 in 5 Canadian women not satisfied with their appearance: survey

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“There is some good news, though. Maria believes teens today feel better about themselves than a generation ago. The study’s findings backed that up. In Canada, 19 per cent of those aged 15 to 10 said they are completely satisfied with their looks and another 37 per cent reported they are fairly satisfied.

Maria credits that to greater awareness and discussion happening in our society, with more parents educating their kids about positive body image.”

Keep educating the kids! A wave of body acceptance and positive body image could change the world.

Global News

TORONTO — When Canadians look in the mirror, only 11 per cent are completely satisfied with what they see, according to a new global survey.

The findings, put out by market research company GfK, are based on interviews that were conducted last summer across 22 countries with more than 27,000 people aged 15 and older.

Among the global highlights:

  • Latin Americans are most satisfied with their looks (thanks to high rankings in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina).
  • The Japanese are most critical of their looks, followed by the British, then Russians, South Koreans, Swedes and Australians.

Not surprisingly, men have a more positive view of their looks than their female counterparts. In Canada, 13 per cent of males say they are completely satisfied with their looks, compared to nine per cent of females.

At the other end of the scale, five per cent of Canadian females say they are “not at all satisfied” with their appearance, compared to two per cent of…

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