Sunday, March 19, 2006

An Ipsos-Reid poll that's actually worth reading....

Now I don't want to denigrate the good people at Ipsos-Reid. I think that their public opinion polls regarding politics are a great tool for anyone who comments on the political happenings in Canada. Indeed, many of my posts about the recent federal election were to some degree informed by the numbers provided by Ipsos-Reid. That said, many of their polls are rather dull about such relatively unsexy topics such as support for political parties, support for various political leaders, and voting intent.

However, today I found a Ipsos-Reid poll about the sexiest topic of all, sex. Though apparently, according to the poll, Canadians aren't particularly sexy, at least not those past 40. According to the poll:
Canadians between 40 and 64 dedicate an average of just 15 minutes a day to sex and romance.

Among the survey's highlights:

* 40 per cent of boomers said they don't have enough time for more sex;
* 58 per cent said they are too tired; and
* 42 per cent said they are too stressed out to spend more time getting frisky between the sheets.

It seems that while Dr. Evil failed at stealing Austin Powers' mojo he might have succeeded in steal the collective mojo of middle aged Canadians. Fifteen minutes a day? Weak....

-CK

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