Think you know a lot about equalization?

In our latest Viewpoint Alberta survey, we posed a series of 8 questions to 600 Albertans.

Now you, too, can take our Equalization Quiz. 🧵
Equalization supports provinces that have weaker than average economies.
The Alberta government sends equalization funds directly to governments of poorer provinces.
If a majority of Albertans support the measure in this fall’s referendum, the province will withdraw from the equalization program.
Alberta has never received equalization payments.
The federal government can make changes to the equalization formula unilaterally -- without consulting the provinces.
The Alberta government has a greater ability to collect revenue than the provinces that receive equalization.
Equalization is designed to help all provinces whose economies are currently struggling.
On a per person basis, Quebec receives more equalization funding than any other province.
Bonus Question: What percentage of Albertans in our survey passed this 8-point quiz, by answering 4 or more questions correctly?
To check your answers and learn more about how Albertans feel about this month's constitutional referendum on #equalization, follow us on Twitter. Don't miss the release of our latest research brief -- turn on notifications once you follow.

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