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Table A.1  Characteristics associated with liking the commute to get to work
  Dislikes or greatly dislikes Neutral Likes or greatly likes Total
%
Mode of transportation used to get to work1
Automobile (no public transportation)
29
33
39
100
Public transportation (no automobile)
47
30
23
100
Bimodal (public transportation and automobile)
58
22E
20E
100
Walking
19
20
61
100
Cycling
F
34
58
100
Other
37E
28E
35E
100
Area of residence
Toronto
36
30
35
100
Montréal
35
28
37
100
Vancouver
34
37
29
100
Ottawa–Gatineau
36
31
33
100
Calgary
38
36
26
100
Edmonton
39
30
31
100
CMA of 250,000 to 750,000 residents
33
33
34
100
CMA/CA of 100,000 to 249,999 residents
25
33
42
100
CA of 50,000 to 99,999 residents
20
32
48
100
Urban region of 49,999 residents or less
20
30
49
100
Strong MIZ
24
32
44
100
Rural area (moderate, weak or no influence MIZ)
21
29
50
100
Commuting duration
1-29 minutes
16
28
56
100
30-59 minutes
24
34
42
100
60-89 minutes
33
35
32
100
90-119 minutes
40
31
28
100
120 minutes and over
55
26
19
100
Distance from workplace
1-4 kilometers
16
25
59
100
5-9 kilometers
22
33
45
100
10-14 kilometers
27
35
38
100
15-19 kilometers
32
38
29
100
20-24 kilometers
37
34
29
100
25-29 kilometers
35
40
25
100
30-34 kilometers
43
33
24
100
35-39 kilometers
51
26
23
100
40 kilometers or over
50
28
22
100
Season in which the GSS survey took place
Spring
31
29
40
100
Summer
27
32
40
100
Fall
28
31
40
100
Winter
34
33
32
100
Sex
Woman
29
32
39
100
Man
31
31
38
100
Age group
15 to 24 years
36
31
33
100
25 to 34 years
33
33
35
100
35 to 44 years
30
32
38
100
45 to 54 years
26
32
43
100
55 years and over
27
28
45
100
Language
English
31
32
37
100
French
28
28
44
100
Highest level of schooling attained
Less than secondary
23
28
49
100
Secondary diploma
29
30
41
100
College or trade/technical diploma
30
32
38
100
University degree
34
34
32
100
Immigrant status
Born in Canada
30
31
39
100
Arrived before 1980
33
31
37
100
Arrived between 1980 and 2005
27
36
37
100
Main activity in previous 12 months
Paid employment
30
31
38
100
Self employment
28
32
40
100
Other
F
F
F
100
Assessment of paid job
Greatly dislikes
62
19E
19E
100
Dislikes
56
26
18
100
Neutral
38
42
20
100
Likes
28
32
40
100
Greatly likes
16
22
62
100
1 The mode of transportation used to make the greatest part of the journey (based on time).
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2005.