Bank Note Confidence Survey

The Bank of Canada supplies Canadians with bank notes they can use with confidence—notes that are readily accepted and secure against counterfeiting. To monitor and assess public confidence in the authenticity of bank notes, we conduct a survey twice a year. This survey is based on a representative sample of 2,500 residents of Canada.

Latest results

Confidence in the authenticity of our bank notes is high and remains stable.

  • More than three-quarters of respondents perceive a low likelihood of receiving a counterfeit bank note or having their cash refused because it is thought to be fake.
  • Over half of respondents do not perceive counterfeiting as a problem.

Historical results

As of autumn 2019, this survey replaces the former Bank Note Confidence Index.