More than two-thirds of Canadians (69%) say they’re optimistic about their current financial situation, says a recent CIBC poll. But that compares to 74% last year.

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So, to ensure people’s confidence doesn’t dip further, revisit conversations about building emergency funds and erasing debt. It’s important to stress that financial goals should be more than than resolutions that fade away, says Christina Kramer, executive vice-president of CIBC.

Breakdown of poll findings

% of Canadians who feel positive about their financial situations, by region:

2016 2015
National 69% 74%
British Columbia 71% 72%
Alberta 62% 83%
Manitoba/Saskatchewan 78% 71%
Ontario 68% 73%
Quebec 71% 78%
Atlantic Canada 67% 65%

% of Canadians who feel positive about their financial situations, by age:

2016 2015
18-34 69% 70%
35-54 65% 70%
55+ 74% 82%

% of Canadians who feel confident about meeting their financial goals, by region:

2016 2015
National 80% 85%
British Columbia 82% 85%
Alberta 72% 91%
Manitoba/Saskatchewan 88% 82%
Ontario 80% 81%
Quebec 84% 90%
Atlantic Canada 69% 84%

% of Canadians who feel confident about meeting their financial goals, by age:

2016 2015
18-34 84% 83%
35-54 78% 82%
55+ 79% 91%

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